Our school council is a benefit to our school community as it enables pupils’ voices to be heard. There is no better way of ensuring the school performs at its best than by asking its own pupils for feedback.
Each class has a dedicated school counsellor. They are required to organise a campaign at the start of the year where they are required to present their ideas and the reasons why they wish to be a school counsellor. Each school counsellor has been voted for and selected by their fellow classmates. It is therefore an excellent achievement as they have been chosen by their peers to represent their voice.
School council meetings occur regularly with year groups, as well as a whole school, which are supervised by Miss Khalid. Within these meetings, the school counsellors discuss new and relevant topics relating to the school. Meetings with school governors and other external bodies also take place.
School counsellors are essentially the voice of the pupils therefore it is imperative that we, as a school, take what they say onboard. This way, we can ensure that Gearies Primary School is the best that it can be and that the pupils are at the heart of everything that we do.
School counsellors participate in various events throughout the year, such as fundraising and awareness raising events. Each school counsellor is displayed in the Infant Hall as we believe they should be recognised and celebrated throughout the school.
Each and every school counsellor plays an important role in the progression of Gearies Primary School. They should be extremely proud of themselves and of everything they have achieved so far. Well done to all!