At St. Theresa’s we believe that every child has the right to be heard and to be included in decisions at our school that involve and affect them. This right is set out in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
At St Theresa’s we have a number of councils, groups and committees that are attended by children and adults alike. These include the school council and the school travel plan group. Children also have the opportunity to help plan, evaluate and review initiatives and programmes throughout the school through class and group discussions.
We take notice of all positive and constructive comments and will respond with explanations, changes, and new child inspired developments.
Bottle Top Mosaic Competition
To try and increase the amount we recycle as a school the School Council have come up with a fantastic idea to help both save the environment but allow us to share our creative talents by having a Mosaic designing competition. Please see the PowerPoint below for more information about the competition!
The Year 5 girls have done an amazing job so far creating their wonderful mural using all the donated plastic bottle caps!
School council are made up of students who sole aim is to try and improve the quality and quantity of life at St Theresa’s! The children were all elected in September and we decided that we would try and organise an event for each month to ensure we were working towards our aims and objectives for 2023 – 24 which are here: School Council Action Plan
- In October we decided to organise a whole school Black History Month Poetry Competition
In November we have decided as a school to see how many children could successfully get the Blue Peter Book Badge. Introducing the exciting new Book badge, designed by one of the UK’s best known illustrators, Sir Quentin Blake; who you might know from bringing to life characters such as Roald Dahl’s BFG and Matilda! To earn your badge, just share your love of books with us by answering the questions below! When we receive our badges we will post some photos on our website!
In December our School Council came up with the amazing idea of creating a ‘Good Deeds’ Advent Calendar in the hope to create a bit of Christmas Joy and community spirit. We came up with some amazing ideas of things we could do during Advent. Some of the deeds are things such as; tell your best friend why they are your best friend, make a thank you card for your postmen, feed some wildlife and much much more. See some of the great deeds done below.
The Young Interpreter Scheme® recognises the huge potential that exists within each school community for pupils of all ages to use their skills and knowledge to support new learners of English so that they feel safe, settled and valued from the start.
Young Interpreters undergo specific training to prepare for this role and are selected on the basis of different personal qualities they may have. The support they can offer to a newly-arrived pupil can be very reassuring from a parent or carer’s point of view at a time when their child may be adapting to substantial changes. It also supports school staff in a variety of ways at different points during the school day.
Our Young Interpreters act as role models for all children within the school and act brilliantly as buddies for those children who struggle with English. They have created some amazing guides in their mother tongue for children to use to help them around the school.