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Student Council

Welcome to the Student Council Page! 
2023 - 2024 School Council

Our Purpose

Is to Inspire Everyone to REACH through

Faith, Hope & Love

 We are the voice of the pupils.

 We will aim to find ways to improve our school and inspire the pupils to be the best they/it can be.

 To give every pupil a voice and to make all decision making fair. 

School Council Voice
Luna (Reception)  "I like School Council because I feel like a special member of my class."
Niall (Reception) "I like School Council because I like planning things out."
Tristan (Y1) "I like reading out the suggestions from my class at our meetings."
Winnie (Y1) " I love helping to sell Tuckshop."
Ella (Y2) "I like discussing the suggestion boxes, so we can help the school in many ways."
James (Y2)  "I feel proud to represent Y2 at our meetings."
Hebe (Y3) "I feel that I can make choices for my class and make sure that my class are happy!"
Marmaduke (Y3) "I like doing the suggestion boxes and reporting back to my class."
Bertie (Y4) "I love School Council because I feel proud to be part of the School Community."
Alice (Y4)  "I feel noticed and a big part of our School Family."
Ava (Y6) "I have enjoyed helping with tuckshop and I'm looking forward to selling fruit smoothies in Healthy Eating Week!"
Sophia (Y6) "I have enjoyed planning the Prayer Garden with the Chaplaincy Team. We are nearly ready to start building it on our School Field."
2022 - 2024 Big Project
Prayer Garden
For sometime now, we have regularly received requests for School Council to help with establishing a Prayer Garden here in the School grounds.  Somewhere that give's us the opportunity outside of our classrooms and the church to have quiet reflection of our faith.  We are very excited to begin work on this jointly with our Chaplaincy Team, Senior Leadership and Governors.   Also, we will jointly ensure that we follow Catholic Social Teaching and the value of Community and Participation, we are very much looking forward to being able to invite Father Philip to bless the garden and the Marist Sisters to share the garden with us once it is completed.
Oct 22
Today we joined forces with chaplaincy team to start initial discussions on a joint project for this year. We are looking forward to the year ahead !!!
Nov 22
Today we met again to discuss fundraising ideas.
Dec 22
Today we tried to decide where the Prayer Garden could go.  We eventually decided that the bottom right hand corner of the field would be the best place, as this this area would be quiet, and also allow us to see the Marist Centre, School & St Joseph's Church to help us with our reflection.
March 23
Today Y5 & 6 from School Council and Chaplaincy met to come up with a plan for Prayer Garden from all the ideas that we have gathered.  Some children stayed in the class with Mrs Barron and came up with a basic drawing, whilst everyone else went outside with Mrs Jenkins to measure the area on the field where we'd like the Prayer Garden to be.
April 23
Thanks to Mr Barron we now have a proper drawing of our ideas.  This can be seen on the School Council Noticeboard.  We shared our ideas with Mrs Howells.  We have now forwarded the plan to a gardener to get quotes.  We'll keep you updated of our progress.

Log Trail

The log trail has now been in use since the Summer Term 2022.  The Children love it! We are grateful to our School Community, the PTA, Out of School Club, Pre-School and Governors,  for their generous donations.  

School Council has another big project for this school year, which we will be working jointly on with our Chapliancy Team to achieve.  

See above for updates!

Will Return Monday 11th September






All bags are 30g, if your bag appears to have less than your friends, then your fruit is bigger and plumper!


In keeping with Catholic Social Teaching, as stewards of earth, we endeavor to ensure that all our fruit is ethically sourced by Fairtrade companies, or from suppliers who pay farmers a fair price for their produce or give back in other ways to communities where the fruit is grown. 


The small profit we make will be added to the funds raised for our new Prayer Garden, this is our big project for this School Year, which we are working jointly on with the Chaplaincy Team!


For the School Year 2022-2023 Tuckshop & Fruit Smoothies during Health Week raised £290 towards the Prayer Garden, thank you for your support!




St Joseph’s School Council

Fundraiser for our Prayer Garden

All of Next Week (10th July to 14th July inc)


Thank you for the amazing support for this event, we raised £98 for the Prayer Garden