School Council are very pleased to announce that we have a School Crossing Patrol person!
In our last meeting, we discussed what we would like to find out about Mr Grace. We thought of lots of different questions and then decided on the ones which we really wanted to ask.
On Friday 27th April, Year 2 held an interview with Mr Grace who was very keen to answer our questions.
Check back here soon to find out what he said.....
Also, check out our brand new School Crossing Patrol display in the Year 2 corridor.
26th January 2018
Today School Council attended the Student Council Cluster Conference at Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College. The theme of the Conference was diversity and celebrated differences around the world.
Firstly, we listened to an inspiring presentation by Chris Lubbe, Nelson Mandela's ex bodyguard.
We then spent the rest of our day participating in different activities including Nepalese dancing, African drumming, learning Russian and Italian, tasting different fruits and finding out about how people around the world brush their teeth.
We learned lots and worked with a diverse group of people from lots of different schools, cultures and countries to learn what makes us the same and different.
Well done to all School Councillors who were fantastic representatives of Oakley Infant School.
A huge thank you to everybody who donated to our local charity 'Real Change not Loose Change' following our Christmas performances.
In keeping with the UNCRC Article 24 and Article 27, the School Council decided that this was a very worthy charity helping homeless people in Basingstoke to have a warm place to stay and nutritious food to eat over the Christmas period.
This week School Council had their first official duty of welcoming visitors and supporting FRIENDS with the Harvest Festival. It was so nice to see so many grandparents supporting our school and enjoying our performances. The School Councillors did a fantastic job of serving our visitors using all their Oakley manners. They also collected money for the Basingstoke Food Bank. Thank you for your generosity.
Congratulations to our new Year 1 and Year 2 School Councillors.
Also, a huge well done to all those children who ran for election by putting lots of effort into creating eye-catching campaign posters and speaking infront of their class.
Thank you to everyone who voted.
This week we are thinking about the UNCRC Article 12 'Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views listened to.'
In our school every child has the right to have their opinion and ideas heard and listened carefully too. We work hard with our school council to make sure that our school is a safe, happy and healthy environment to learn and play in, and one which is created with the children, not just for the children.
A huge thank you to our post school councillors for all your hard work and dedication.
This week we are campaigning for votes from our class to elect new school councillors.
Year 1 and Year 2 classes will be holding their voting day on Thursday complete with polling card, candidate list and ballot boxes for a democratic voting day. Year R will hold their voting day in the Spring.
The new school councillors will be announced on Friday during Celebration Assembly.
Good Luck candidates!