School Council

Our School Council is a democratically elected group of children from Year 1 to 6 who are actively involved in the school’s development. Any children in years 1 to 6 who want to can stand to be a School Councillor.

The children have to make a presentation to their class about why they would be good at the job, and then the children get to vote.

Those that are elected then have the role of presenting different information and activities at the monthly meeting where the School Council discuss important issues relating to events that are organised in the school, agreeing which charities we will sponsor through the year and presenting suggestions from their classes for school improvements. Mr Goodwin, Deputy Head and Mrs Lelliott, a School Governor also attends the School Council meetings.

Last academic year, the School Council achieved a great deal! Through determination and clear drive they were able to raise over £2,000 for our school charity: The Big Build in Kenya. We were delighted to discover that the money we raised was used to purchase windows and doors for the Walk Centre, which provides children in Kenya with the opportunity to learn in a clean, bright and welcoming environment.

In addition to this, the School Council introduced a new Friendship Stop for Key Stage 1 and a whole school reading reward: The Reading Raffle.

This year the Mayor of Bognor Regis came to school, to present the children with their School Council badges and then invited the School Council to hold one of their meetings in the Council chambers at the Town Hall.

The School Council have this year been focusing on their chosen charity (Guide Dogs for the Blind), developing a new House System based on the 4 elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire and are currently planning a South Bersted’s Got Talent show for the Summer Term.

Our School Councilors members for 2017 – 2018 are:

Year 1 Jacob C Aurelia W
Year 2 Alexa J Charley C
Year 3 Annabella M Drew M
Year 4 Jack S Chloe A
Year 5 William M Amelia H
Year 6 Lauren F (Chair) Kristian R (Vice Chair)