Warlingham School values student voice and constantly strives to further incorporate the students’ hopes, wishes and opinions into all that we do within the school.
Student Council meetings are divided into year groups and take place fortnightly during registration. Meetings are minuted, projects planned, work delegated and targets created.
Student Council Projects for 2015-2016:
1. Design-a-Space House Competition
The school is currently undergoing an expansion of its facilities with the development of a new building to provide classrooms for the SRW Department. This signals the demolition of the ‘huts’ where the SRW Department has been based over the years. At this exciting time, the Student Council is running a whole-school competition, to give students the opportunity to design a new recreational space, where the huts are currently situated. The Student Council is really excited about this project and it will be brilliant that a student’s design will be enjoyed for years by the rest of the school!
2. Wellbeing of Students
As a school, we want to make sure that we are looking after the wellbeing of our students. We have a particular focus this year on working out where we are getting it right, and where we can improve. At Student Council meetings we are engaging in regular dialogue about how the members feel at school - when do they feel good/when do they feel bad. The Student Council reps have then taken the same questions to their form groups, so that we can move forward and hopefully improve the well-being of every student in the school.
3. Text Santa
The Student Council always participates in a variety of charity activities throughout the year. At Christmas, a special TV show, in support of the nationwide charity event Text Santa, was screened on ITV. This comprised a number of activities including a day for people to make a donation and wear a Christmas jumper. The Student Council coordinated a Text Santa Mufti Day in school on the last day of term and it was a resounding success! We raised a total of £1249.98 shared equally between the following charities; Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-a-Wish® UK and Save the Children.
4. Summer Polo Shirt Vote
The Student Council organised a vote in their form groups, to decide whether the student body wanted a unisex polo shirt to be introduced as part of the summer uniform. The Council presented both sides of the argument and conducted a secret ballot. The votes were counted and we will be stocking unisex polo shirts in the school shop ready for summer 2016!