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St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

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School Council

School Council Meeting 3 - 11.10.23

School Council Meeting 15.9.23

This week the focus of our meeting was to help to improve our wonderful grounds by weeding and planting new plants in the flower beds in Reception's outside area.  It was a fantastic meeting, the children were very determined and not at all worried about getting their hands mucky! Well done School Council - as you saw Reception were delighted with the transformation!

School Council Meeting 1 8.9.23

Our School Council Representatives 2022-23

School Council Meeting 18.4.23

Year 6 led their own School Council meeting today, with the support of Miss Taylor and Miss Leonard. In the meeting they discussed what the children thought were the strengths of the school. The children had some lovely things to say especially about relationships and the opportunities that they are given throughout the year.  They were then asked what they would like to do more of and what could be improved.  After a slow start, the children had some lovely ideas for theme weeks and after school clubs: The learning 'How To' week sparked lots of ideas including... How to fix a car, how to bake a cake, how to attract wildlife and so on.  All of these ideas will now be discussed with the teachers and senior leaders. 


The Gift of Reading this Christmas

This Advent, School Council are helping to organise the Gift of Reading Experience that is taking place in Key Stage 2.  Each day a child is chosen to select a Christmas story and take it home to read as a family.  Hot chocolate is provided to make the occasion a little more special. 

Personal Development: Leeds Youth Summit 08.11.2022

On Tuesday 8th November 2022, our school council members were very lucky to be invited to represent the voice of children within Leeds at the Leeds Summit at Leeds Civic Hall in the presence of all the Leeds Councillors. They had the opportunity to share their views, interests, ideas and speak with decision makers in the city. I was so proud of all our children. They were a credit to the school and contributed well to the discussions and workshops which were all focused on the development of Leeds.  

Special Thanks!

Last week, the Community Champion from Hunslet Morrisons (Kelly) reached out to school to offer their support with any projects we may be completing.  Miss Taylor told her all about how we (School Council) had spent time developing a wildlife area and she was so impressed she donated plants, bird food and gardening equipment to encourage us to continue this super work.  We were delighted with the gifts and want to say a HUGE THANK YOU! 

During the Spring Term the School Council went for a walk around school (inside and out) and identified things that they liked and those that they would like to improve.  They were all very impressed by school and couldn't think of ways that inside school could be improved as it already looked beautiful.  After discussions, School Council suggested that we created a wildlife garden and that they would like to do more to the Prayer Garden. 

Over the term, they wrote to Miss Leonard and Mr Easton asking for a budget to make some improvements.  Both Mr Easton and Miss Leonard asked the children to do some research, designs and produce a wish list.  They were all very excited and decided on bird feeds, bug hotels and a range of bulbs to be planted.  One thing they couldn't agree on was the hedgehog house so this vote was taken back to each class before the winning house was purchased.  

Today (19th April), the children worked extremely hard, sweeping up blossom and clearing the space in preparation for the purchased items.  Have a look at the photos to see how they got on!!  

An additional surprise today was a newly designed prayer garden, Miss Taylor listened to their ideas and her dad (Mr Taylor) did the work over the holidays ready to surprise School Council! They were very impressed.  

Investors in Pupils Day

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During our Investors in Pupils Day the School Council representatives spent playtime collecting the views of all children. They asked children, of all ages, what they thought were important issues they would like School Council to discuss in their meetings. It was really interesting, Reception children wanted to decorate the school in rainbows. Other children wanted more toys out at playtime and lunchtime whilst others wanted to be able to use the computers during these times. Some of the children in Key Stage 2 wanted the School Council to look at recycling in school to see if any improvements could be made including reducing single use plastic. We also sent surveys into each classroom to make sure everyone had a voice - we will discuss these issues in our future meetings and report back as soon as possible. Many thanks

Leeds Irish Health and Homes Intergeneration Event

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On Wednesday 2nd October, members of School Council went to sing at an intergeneration event organised by Leeds Irish Health and Homes. It was a wonderful morning listening to traditional Irish music and sharing stories with some of our parishioners and members of our Beeston community. The children then performed one of their favourite hymns: The Harvest of Love. Watch the photo-story to see what a delightful morning we had.

School Council helping at St Anthony's Stay and Play

On Thursday 14th February during our themed week, the School Council visited St Anthony's Stay and Play, where they demonstrated the virtues of service and patience, sharing love within our community. The children assisted the vistors in playing games and serving the toddlers during snack time. All the members of the school council shone with their caring, patient nature. Well done School Council!

Take a look at some of out pictures from the morning below!

Spreading festive cheer at South Leeds Recovery Hub

We delivered our first assembly as a School Council!


During 'Aspirations' themed week, our assembly spoke about our role within school and how we inspire each and every day to make the school the best place it can possibly be! We aim to give you a voice in our school and we can work together to achieve something really special! We interviewed different members of staff to discover what inspired them to pursue their chosen careers and asked them questions such as "what inspired you to become a teacher?" and "how do you inspire our youngest learners in school?"

Come and ask one of your School Council Representatives if you want to discover more about our role in school!

School Council Assembly - Wednesday 7th February

Our School Council visits Leeds Beckett University!

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On Friday 9th February we visited Leeds Beckett University. We discovered all about Higher Education and we were inspired by the information we were told about what we could achieve in our futures. As a School Council, we thought about the skills we need in order to help make a difference in our school and local community. We engaged in a range of activities to build on skills such as communication, team work and problem solving. We had a great day! Take a look at some of our pictures from the day...