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St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

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School Council

Investors in Pupils Day 3.2.20

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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 Representatives 2019-20

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Congratulations to the newly elected School Council Members for 2019-20. I am delighted to be working with you all this year and already have lots for you to do and discuss. We will meet every Friday at 2.30pm to discuss your ideas and work together to continue our journey of excellence.

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

South Leeds Independence Centre Visits - Autumn 2

The School Council visits South Leeds Independence Centre


During Autumn 2, our School Council members made visits to the South Leeds Independence Centre/Recovery Hub. During their visits, they chatted to service users, sung cheerful Christmas carols, served drinks and food to service users and even made special Christmas cards for residents who may not have had a visit from many family members over the Christmas period. 

I was so incredibly proud of each and every member of the School Council! Each and every child spoke to and interacted with the service users with a high level of respect and compassion. I know that they put a genuine smile on each one of the residents faces with their beautiful singing and happy conversation.

The School Council said that they thoroughly enjoyed meeting people from all different walks of life, and helping them in any way they can...even if it is drawing a picture together or chatting about their favourite things to do.


Well done School Council!


Mrs Gledhill

(School Council Leader)

Meet the School Council Representatives for 2018-2019!


Each and every one of our School Council members is ready and looking forward to spreading smiles and assisting in the running of our school, extending this into our wider school community.


Following our class-led elections, the representatives this year are as follows:


Reception: Norah and William

Year 1: Olivia B and Joseph

Year 2: Olivia & Daniel

Year 3: Max and Caoimhe

Year 4: Maddison and Dylan

Year 5: Lewis and Ava

Year 6: Abby, Lucas, Esther and George


I am looking forward to seeing the School Council members share their thoughts, ideas and motivated spirits during our School Council meetings. Our next focus is to review and create an Induction welcome pack for new staff members and visitors to our wonderful school. 


Mrs Gledhill

(School Council Leader)

Our School Council Representatives 2018-2019

A huge well done to the School Council Representatives 2017-2018!


Well done to all of the School Council Representatives for your hard work this year. You have worked so hard as a group to help and inspire others to make our school and community a better place. 

This year you have:

- Visited Leeds Civic Hall to meet the Lord Mayor, to discover how you can make a difference to the community in which you live.

- Held a hugely successful raffle during our #moreincommon themed week, raising a massive £159 for the Martin House Charity.

- Visited Leeds Beckett University during our Aspirations themed week, to find out more about how to follow your dreams and achieve your goals. Each one of you took away some valuable lessons about leadership, team work and self-belief...which I know you all shared with your peers when we returned to school.

- Led an assembly about the aims of the School Council, inspiring others to make a difference within our school and wider communities. 

- Assisted in leading the Fairtrade coffee morning, being real ambassadors for our school by greeting guests, serving food and drinks and running a swap shop clothes stall. 


I am very proud of each and every one of you next year, and am looking forward to seeing what next year holds for our inspiring School Council leaders at St Anthony's. 


Well done for a successful year!

Mrs Gledhill

(School Council Leader)

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 2018

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...

A great big thank you!


Yesterday the School Council members counted how much money had been raised in our raffle during the #moreincommon themed week. We could not quite believe it when we discovered that we had raised a massive £159! The money will be sent to the charity Martin House Hospice, which will greatly help to provide family led care for children with life shortening illnesses. 

All of the School Council members would like to warmly thank those who took part in the raffle.

Our school council visit Leeds Civic Hall to meet the mayor! They heard all about decison making and how to make important decsions.

Our New School Council 2017-18


Elections have taken place in all our classes and the new school council has just been elected. 


Reception: Peter and Amina

Year 1: Jacob and Niamh

Year 2: Olli and Evie

Year 3: Dexter and Lottie

Year 4: Henry and Linda

Year 5: Sebastian and Aleisha

Year 6: Max, Jakub, Isla and Hannah


Our School Council will be looking into reviewing our Behaviour Policy in school. They are also currently busy planning an exciting trip to the Civic Hall to meet the Mayor! Watch this space for more information!


Here are our latest school council minutes so you can see what we are up to!

School Council 2017 - 2018