St. Peter's Catholic Primary School
Be on time for 5 to 9!

School Council

A school council is a group of students who are elected by their peers to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

At St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, two children from each class in Key Stage 1 and 2 are elected to represent their class on the school council. This gives a pupil voice to a variety of school decisions and events.

School council initiatives have been varied, with members taking ideas back to their class to vote on, so all the children have their say.

Most recently, school council have helped choose the design of our Good to Be Green rewards and change the way our weekly certificates are displayed. They have promoted road safety and the importance of walking to school, as well as a variety of fund raising ideas and events for the school.

Mrs E Davis

School Council Lead

School Council Update

During December 2017, School Council again promoted the importance of road safety.  Some members took part in an assembly to the whole school.  This then launched the ‘Be Bright to Be Seen’ poster competition.  The winning entries won a reflective slap band for them self and their class.

During January 2018 School Council have been busy designing posters. ’Be on Time for 5 to 9!’  They have launched a competition in their classes for the children to design an eye catching poster to promote this message.  The winning poster designs will be displayed around the school grounds. 

Why should you arrive for school on time?
It is important that children arrive in school on time every day. It is the legal responsibility of parent/carers to ensure that children are on time each day.  If a child is late they will miss important information about the day’s activities.  A child who is late will miss important learning in school.   Children who arrive in good time for registration are able to talk to their friends before school and settle into the school day with them.  They are showing they are ready to learn!

Lateness = lost learning!
Minutes late each school day

5 minutes late each day 3 days lost!
10 minutes late each day  6.5 days lost!
15 minutes late each day 10 days lost!
20 minutes late each day 13 days lost!
30 minutes late each day  19 days lost!

Food Bank
As a school, we are continuing to support the Gloucester Food Bank on a monthly basis.
Gloucester Foodbank provides short term emergency parcels to people in crisis in Gloucester and the surrounding areas. Food and toiletries are given as an intervention strategy.  Since its launch on 1st April 2005, the Foodbank, with the help of the local community, has distributed more than 39,000 emergency parcels to individuals and families’ resident in the City of Gloucester and its environs.
Food that is in date is always desperately needed. We would be very grateful if you would consider donating any of the following items: tinned potatoes, long-life milk, long-life fruit juice (not chilled), tinned cold meat (corned beef /ham), small jars of coffee, packets of food/soup/noodles, tinned food, toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo etc.

Many thanks for your support to this charity and helping us to continue our commitment ‘to be active in our community’.