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MIS Primary School Council – Our Rationale
Primary School Council leadership
is introduced to allow our pupils to develop their leadership skills and
nurture a growing sense of responsibility. Mesaieed International School
believes that when the pupils have a chance to experience leadership, this
builds confidence as well as a sense of responsibility. This
opportunity offers our pupils additional valuable skills.
At MIS we have a School Council to:
Enable the pupil voice and provide children opportunities be
active stakeholders in the school.
Build pupil's confidence and self-esteem.
Provide an extra network of communication throughout the school.
Foster empathy in children towards local, national and
Assist with organisation of special events and fundraising
· Offer pupils the
opportunity to learn additional, valuable skills.
How is Our School Council Organised?
Since the Primary School council
is the Pupil Voice within the school, representatives are elected by
their peers. Pupils who are interested are asked to prepare a short
manifesto explaining why they should be elected. Pupils are encouraged to
electioneer using badges and slogans.
We have two elected
Representatives from each class from Year 4 to Year 6. In Year 6, the
representatives are also the 8 House Captains. This means that we have
28-30 children in the School Council. We meet once every fortnight on a Sunday
between 1:10 pm and 2:10 pm.
Each meeting is different.
We have an elected President and a
Secretary who chair the meetings and take minutes respectively with guidance
from our teacher-in-charge. During meetings, we discuss and organise many
different things. We have a full agenda as we discuss issues raised by classes
through their reps such as the playground or lunch times and feedback on
previous issues. In other meetings we organise a new initiative or a
fundraising event to support our chosen charity.
Responsibilities of a School
To be the voice of the pupils
To be a positive role model to all pupils in and out of school:
this includes arriving at class on time, taking part in school events, trying
one’s personal best and showing school spirit at sports events.
Attend all meetings as required.
Represent Mesaieed International School: Pupils might be required
to be ambassadors for the school at different events. They may need to speak on
behalf of their peers.
Assist with the organisation of special events and fundraising
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