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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Our School Council

Our School Council.

 Working in Solidarity for the Common Good.


Serve one another with the gifts you have received. Peter 4:8-11


Love one another, contribute to the needs of others, live peaceably with all.                                                                      Romans 12: 9-18




 Our School Councillors.




Year 1. Sylvie and Freddie

Year 2. Faith and Isabel

Year 3. Jovia and Nusham 

Year 4. Annie and Adele

Year 5. Joseph and Isabel

Year 6.  Hanoc, Delight, Henry, Ruth,Kacper, Bernice,         

Lily and Alex





What is the school council ?

Our school council is a group of pupils who represent the views of all children across the school, and give them the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of our school community.


We help to make changes and improvements, to make the school a nicer place for everyone.


Our School council has representatives from each year group .We listen and make decisions to improve our school. We can ask questions of our school leaders and help to fill in the gaps that they don’t see.

We act as role models and help the children in our school to keep our school values and five caring c’s and develop into good citizens.

We organise fundraising events for charities and find ways to support our local community and protect the environment.



What makes a good school councillor?

  • A School Councillor needs to be able to:                                                    
  •  speak out
  • take their role seriously
  • put across good ideas
  • care for others
  • be a good role model who can be trusted
  • be reliable
  • keep to the subject
  • show enthusiasm


How to become a school councillor.

At St Simon’s every class from years 1-6 chooses two representatives to be members of the school council.

•Voting for council members takes place at the beginning of the school year.

•Before they are voted for, nominees have to give a speech to their class explaining why they want to be on the council.


What makes a good school councillor? Hanoc

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What will our school council do?


The school council will hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school.                                                                                                          

The Councillors from each year group will present the views of their classmates.   

They will provide feedback in a number of ways:

  • through the school website
  • in class discussions and assemblies
  • using the School Council noticeboard.                                                                        The school council also meet with the school governors to discuss their plans for the year ahead.

What the school council could change?


There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with such as:

  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes
  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
  • Equipment for our playground
  • ICT equipment/suggest apps for iPads
  • School environment – Litter – Recycling
  • Raising money for charity
  • Improving our classrooms
  • Helping to organise special events/competitions
  • Helping shape our curriculum                                                                                                             
  • Helping to build networks to support our local community



How can pupils contribute their ideas?


If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council:

• Speak to a school council representative.

• Post your ideas in the suggestion box which or hand them to your class councillor.

A School Council Summary by Kavithan

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Our Current projects.


We are using the money that we raised to add more seating in our outdoor areas.

School council have discussed this and shared different options with their individual classes.     

As a school we decided a picnic bench, a wooden bench and some stools that can be moved around as they are needed.

In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers [or sisters] of mine, you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:40

Lenten Fundraising 2024.



“You are not making a gift of your possessions to the poor person. You are handing over to them what is theirs.”

Saint Ambrose (340-397 AD)

The School Council led the final decision about which Charities the school would support during Lent this year and which activities would raise money for each charity.

Our Mission and Values

"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Read Our Vision & Values

Trust Information

St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.