Friday Bulletin – 5th May 2017

5 May 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

As election fever hits the news, we are preparing for our own elections at Kells Lane in the coming weeks. Just a day before the General Election, children will be voting for some new school councillors to take up their posts in September. Our process is changing slightly this year; I have included the advert below for your information.

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL 2017 – 2018

 This year the members of the school council decided to change the process of application.

The application process will now be similar to applying for a job.

 

To apply to be a school Councillor please follow the steps below:

  • Read the job description and the skills needed and decide if you should apply.
  • Write a letter of application to Mrs King and the School Council explaining why you would be suitable for the post.
  • Submit your letter of application by dropping it into the school council box in the KS2 hall.
  • The members of the school council, with Mrs King, will read and consider all applications before shortlisting to 4 applications per class.
  • The short listed members will then present in assembly and then children will vote on 4 school council members.

Short listing date:


THURSDAY 25TH MAY 2017


ALL APPLICATIONS TO BE IN THE BOX BEFORE 9.00 AM ON THIS DATE IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A POST.

 

School Council Job Description for Year 5

As a Student Councillor you will be expected to:

  • Be an excellent role model
  • Listen to your classmates and other pupils in the school
  • Create and run an agenda
  • Run a school council meeting
  • Run KS2 assemblies, reporting back on key issues
  • Keep a record of what is discussed
  • Liaise with Mrs King, Mrs Whistler and other adults
  • Represent the school and the pupil voice
  • Make decisions alongside Mrs King and Mrs Whistler
  • Research key issues

Required skills:ballotbox-clipart-19

  • Good listener
  • Good communicator
  • Sensitive speaker
  • Trustworthy
  • Helpful
  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • A good role model
  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to share good ideas
  • Ability to discuss and not argue
  • Currently be in Year 5

 

Good luck to everyone who applies.

Have a good weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:

 

Monday 8th May – Friday 12th May

  • Year 6 SATs week
Tuesday 9th May

  • Year 4 Play in a Day – Beech class

(parents welcome to attend the performance at 2.45 pm)

Wednesday 10th May

  • Year 4 Play in a Day – Rowan class

(parents welcome to attend the performance at 2.45 pm)

Friday 12th May

  • Year 4 (Beech class) to Joseph Swan Academy to take part in cooking lessons
  • Year 6 Basketball coaching sessions begin
Friday 19th May

  • Year 4 (Rowan class) to Joseph Swan Academy to take part in cooking lessons
Tuesday 23rd May

  • Year 5 visit to Bowes Museum
Wednesday 24th May

  • Year 6 Kwik cricket tournament
Friday 26th May

  •  ‘Around the world in a day!’ celebration in school for all children

(PLEASE NOTE – NO DRESSING UP TODAY)

Monday 28th May – Friday 2nd June (inclusive)     HALF TERM HOLIDAY