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Holy Family School Council 2017-18

Holy Family School Council meet regularly to discuss relevant school issues. Each class has council representatives that meet on their behalf. 


School Council Meeting

Monday 16th April 2018

Report by Jakub G, School Council Reporter

Today, School Council have had a very special meeting because we had some special guests joining us for our meeting. Those special guests were some school governors, 3 to be exact. They were Mr Hunter, Mrs Pickup and Mrs Lowe. They are all governors working at our school. Today we talked about most of the things that we could confirm over with the governors. So we talked about healthy packed lunches, ties/school uniform and plastic pollution and how we could stop it. First, we introduced ourselves to the governors, then all the governors introduced themselves to us. Our first topic was healthy lunches; teachers are concerned about children having too many sweets and family sized chocolate and crisps. If you're on packed lunches we are mainly talking to you. When you open up your packed-lunch you will probably see something chocolatey or some pack of sweets. Which is fine once or twice a week but every day is not healthy and it's not good for your future. School council are thinking of ways we could decrease sweets and chocolate in our school, recently we have thought of making a video or making posters. All we are asking is for packed lunches to be a bit healthier.

Secondly, we talked about school uniform and ties. We talked about having ties in school, in one of the assemblies school council will hold a vote and everyone will vote if we want ties or not. If more people want ties it will not mean we will get ties. We will still have to ask all parents if it is fine with them because having ties is hard because we would have to change the top half of our school uniform. It would be easy for parents to iron because if we wanted ties then we would need to change polo shirts. So this would be hard because not all people can buy new shirts, so it is all up to parents.

Last but not least, we discussed (with the governors)  the matter of plastic. In school, we are going to be buying recycle bins, as a result, we can then recycle plastic. In school, we are going to be having a plastic day, where  Charlie Pass comes in talks to us about plastic and all classes will be able to do workshops with him during school time. That specific day will be all about reducing the use of plastic and also recycling.

This school council meeting has been fun for us all and we have enjoyed the governors being here. Hopefully, they can come again soon.


Holy Family School Council meet regularly to discuss relevant school issues. Each class has council representatives that meet on their behalf. 

Harvest Festival Thursday 5th October 2017
As normal we came into assembly Year 6 were quite late but we got there luckily. We came in and Mrs. Moreton introduced us into Year 3's Harvest Festival.  Everyone in school brought canned beans, rice pudding or soup for the people that had no food or that didn't have a home.  We will send the food to St Cuthbert's and they will give the food to all the people that have no food. We said prayers and sang some harvest songs. Personally, my favourite is the harvest samba. Then one pupil explained what Harvest was; it is when all the farmers harvest their crops.  Then we sang another song which was, ‘Don't go pecking in the cornfield’. Then after the assembly, Mrs. Moreton told all the parents that they should collect all the children from the same place as usual. Then all of the year 6 tidied the hall away and then everyone went home.

 School Council Reporter Jakub G Year 6

/School Council Minutes September 2017.rtf


Visit to St Cuthbert's Shelter

St. Cuthbert’s church.

Written by Jakub G

Me, Ruby and Zac all went into Mrs Mather’s car and headed off to St Cuthbert’s church. Behind us in their cars were Mrs Unsworth and Mrs Whitmore, carrying all the food that all the pupils of Holy Family School brought in. Once we got there Mrs Mather parked up and we all went to bring the food into the back of the church. I and Ruby went to get the first crate it was full of beans and rice pudding. One lady called Anne told us to take the crate to the tiny room at the back. There we saw the priest who is Polish- what a coincidence because I’m polish! So we had a little chat in Polish! Once all the crates were at the room Mrs Mather took some pictures, then Anne showed me what the people that want food need to do to get the bag of essentials. In the bag there were 5 tins of food, a toothbrush and toothpaste, tea bags, sugar and a £4 voucher. To get the bag of food and some clothes for the winter the person needs to give the ladies there address and details. People that have no homes come to this church to get some clothes and food for the week. Now because winter is coming up the church have provided hats, gloves and socks. Then we all took one last picture. Anne the lady who helped us said, “We are very grateful and so all the homeless will be grateful for all the gifts.” She added, “We are one big team.”   

16th October 2017



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