St. Peter's Catholic Primary School
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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

November 2018

Meeting 9/11/18 School Council met again to discuss the options for new Outdoor Play And Learning (OPAL) play equipment, as voted for by their classes.  As a council we discussed the ideas and agreed a shortlist of resources as follows:

  • additional seating areas and benches
  • Go Karts
  • Trikes
  • Scooters
  • In ground trampolines
  • Swings
  • Climbable objects
  • a treehouse
  • books to read
  • art equipment

The shortlist was delivered to Mr Dowling on 22//11/18.  He will decide which resources can be bought with the money available and feedback to School Council.    


School Council also discussed a School Council led play week during OPAL play.  We thought a Christmas theme would be a great idea and agreed that this will take place in the week beginning 10th December.  So, at our next meeting, Thursday 29th November, we will discuss and agree what kind of Christmas themed games and activities we will lead on and where on the school site they will take place.  

September and October 2018

School Council met this term and members have been given their new badge to wear in school.

The children were given the opportunity to be responsible for taking the photos during Friday celebration assembly.  Some school council members wrote to Mrs Davis and requested to take the photos and print them.   Isabelle and Annabelle were given this role this term. 

Before the half term holiday, School Council met to discuss the money available for purchasing new school Outdoor Play And Learning (OPAL) resources.  The £500, which was given to the school from the Lawrence Montagu Foundation, can be used for any outdoor play equipment the children think would be fun to have at lunchtimes.  School also won the ‘Beat the Street’ competition and received £250.   This money must be spent on new sports equipment that can be used on the MUGA during OPAL play.   School Council were tasked with speaking to their classes about how what to purchase.  A meeting is planned for the first week back after half term to discuss everyone’s ideas.

Be on time for 5 to 9!

Why should you arrive for school on time

It is important that children arrive in school on time every day. It is the legal responsibiloit of parents/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’.