School Council

Welcome to the South Petherwin's School Council Page.
Check this page for regular updates about our meetings.

What is the School Council?

The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at South Petherwin. We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things.  

Any member of the school can write a suggestion and add it to the box.
These get read out in our weekly school council meetings.
We meet every week to discuss a variety of issues concerning our school.
We are working towards gaining our 'Bronze' Learner Participation award (formally the School Council award), see below for the criteria we have to show evidence for.
Here is a Powerpoint to show what we are focusing on this academic year.

Who are the School Councillors?

Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. A representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.


2019-2020 Panel

Year 6

Harry (Chair) and Olivia (Vice-Chair)

Year 5

Sam (Treasurer) and Ellie (Secretary)

Year 4

Indiana and Noah

Year 3

Alice and Maverick

Year 2

Isaiah and Hannah

Year 1

Chloe and Mason


Last year we were very proud to have designed and decorated a Friendship bench which is on our school playground.


We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Hopefully this will help.

Agenda - a list of things to talk about

Councillor - someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council

Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on

Motion - an idea for the council to discuss