Illustration of Rhosddu School
Illustration of Rhosddu School

School Council

School Councils provide children with a real opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect them and others within the school and the wider world.
The children and members of staff involved in the Rhosddu School Council and Eco-Committee have a very important role to play in the life of the school, and indeed the local and international community to which they belong.
The Welsh Assembly Government has said that all schools in Wales must have a school council, and have laid down some minimum standards, such as members of the school council being elected by secret ballot and having at least 6 meetings a year.
At Rhosddu, each class elects two members by secret ballot at the start of each academic year.
The School Council and Eco-Committee will meet at least once every half-term and will, over the course of the year, be involved in projects of their own design. The council members will act as a voice for their classmates and, through their experiences, will learn a great deal about democracy and teamwork.
Children will have the opportunity to make positive changes to their own daily lives at school, and to the lives of others as we aim to become a more environmentally sustainable school. This year, as part of the Eco-Schools programme, we will be working towards Green Flag status.