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School Council 2023-2024

Our Carrick School Council 2023-24

Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:

* Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities.

* Prepare them to play an active role as citizens.

* Develop healthy, safer lifestyles.

* Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.

* To have a "voice" and to share their opinions and ideas with others. 



We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school. We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community. Through our School Council and class council work, it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.


Our School Council aims to ensure our children have: 

* A safe, happy and fair learning environment. 

* A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them.

* A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills.

* An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school.

* An opportunity to experience a democratic process.


Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:

* A sense of ownership over policy and practice.

* A consensus over school issues such as behaviour.

* A responsibility towards the school community and environment.


Our School Council should give the pupils the experience of:

* Planning, organising and monitoring small projects.

* Speaking and listening skills. 

* Debating skills. 

* Mediation and negotiating skills.

* Basic budgeting and managing money.


Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.