Our School - Student Council

Student Council is a student-based organisation designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Student Council is made up of our Year 6 students. We expect our Student Council representatives to maintain a high standard of personal conduct, demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behaviour through their words and actions.

All Council members will be expected to participate in approved activities, which will serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behavioural environment of the school. The Assumption School has a strong sense of community with practical parent involvement and support. There is potential for responsible student leadership to enhance school spirit and positively contribute to the school community.

All students of The Assumption School are expected to contribute ideas and suggestions through the Student Council. This encourages an expectation of co-responsibility in the smooth and harmonious running of our school. Responsible comments and suggestions are welcomed at any time.

The specific responsibilities of our student council include:
• To develop positive attitudes and to practice good citizenship
• To promote harmonious relations throughout the entire school
• To improve school morale and general welfare
• To provide a forum for student expression
• To plan special events or projects
• To raise funds for charity and school related initiatives
• To assist teachers and staff in the day-to-day running of the school
• To assist visitors to the school
• To take care of new / lonely children in the playground
• To take care of school property and equipment
• To encourage correct wearing of the school uniform among students
• To disseminate information on matters pertaining to all children through school assemblies, school notice boards and visits to classrooms.

The Student Council has the authority to make recommendations to the School Executive about matters pertaining to the above areas of responsibility. In this way students are contributing to the decision making process and bringing students’ perspectives to the attention of school management.

The benefits of being involved in student council include the opportunity:

  • to improve reading and writing and communication skills,
  • to gain experience in public speaking,
  • to learn how to make a positive impact on school and community environment,
  • to gain experience in the duties and responsibilities for good citizenship.

Student Council will be involved in many community minded projects which include the following:
• School service: clean up, school fundraisers
• Community service: national fundraisers, representation at community events
• Student opinion polls, school newsletter articles, and other items as they arise.