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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 international issues.
· Assist with organisation of special events and fundraising activities.
· 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 Councilor:
§ 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 activities.
· Movie Night
· MIS HAS GOT Talent Show
· Book Fair
· Bake Sale
· Mad Hair day