School Council elections approaching
We will be holding our very own Election Day on Tuesday 17th December to vote in our next School Council. The current School Council has given out application forms to anyone interested in taking on this important role.
Those children interested must return their application forms to their class School Councillor by this Friday, 6th December. The School Council will then meet to shortlist applicants. Anyone shortlisted will then be put onto their class ballot paper on Election Day and given the opportunity to give a 2 minute talk to their class about their strengths and ideas.
Good luck to anyone applying!
The full story can be found in the Friday 21st October edition of the Teignmouth Post!
A few weeks ago, the School Council were invited to Bitton House to meet the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor. What an incredible time we all had!
We learnt so much about the history of Bitton House and what happens when the Council meet. We discovered what it is like to be the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and the type of duties and responsibilities they have.
Our School Council were true ambassadors for Hazeldown and the Mayor even commented on how impressed he was with their level of interesting questions!
Look out for the School Council in the newspaper this Friday! Our photo with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be there!
Our own letter from the Mayor, thanking us for visiting!
Opening our individual letters from the Mayor!
Admiring the lovely views on our way back to school.
Following Mrs Peters… She knows the interesting way back to school!
Having our photo taken for the newspaper, with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Receiving our individual letters from the Mayor!
Question time with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Our challenging questions certainly made them think!
The Mayor explaining what happens in the different rooms at Bitton House when the council meet.
Learning all about the fascinating history of Bitton House.
Learning about the previous Mayors and the Mayor’s chain.
Finding out how the Council is organised and what happens behind the scenes.
Arriving and admiring the details at Bitton House.
The Orangery at Bitton House.
We made it!
On our way…
Ready and excited to meet the Mayor!
Hazeldown School Council have been invited to Bitton House in Teignmouth, to meet the Mayor. It is a real honour to have been invited and we are all hugely excited about the visit!
Do you have a question for the Mayor? What would you like to ask him? What would you like to know? What would you like to learn?
Remember to let the School Council member for your class know any questions you might have. We will be taking all our questions with us and discovering what it’s really like to be a Mayor!
The School Council met again today.
We have been discussing what to include on our School Council notice board.
We took turns to offer suggestions for the layout and content for the display.
We generated a brilliant design plan.
What a creative team our School Council are!
Our School Council had their first meeting today!
After quickly introducing ourselves to each other, we had a discussion about all the things we really love at Hazeldown. We talked about all the things we feel really help to make our school as amazing as it is.
We took turns to voice our opinions and record our thoughts during our discussion.
We also had our photo taken wearing our smart new school council badges and shared our brilliant ideas for how our school council notice board should look.
We have already been given our first task in our new roles and will be sharing this with our classes very soon.
Watch this space for further School Council updates…
Here are our Year 3 school council members. Well done to both Lauren and Summer, and to all the children that took part in the elections.
Meet your new Hazeldown School Council!
Maple Class: Violet
Willow Class: Bibi
Palm Class: Emmie
Apple Class: Freddie
Oak Class: Summer
Cherry Class: Lauren D
Fir Class: Martha
Redwood Class: Sorrel
Monkey Puzzle Class: Luke
Bonsai Class: Shay
Ebony Class: Niamh
Holly Class: Zakary
We will be having our first School Council meeting on Thursday.
So…watch this space for further news coming soon!
After submitting detailed applications for the School Council Rep position, three children were shortlisted from Redwood class: Josh, Jed and Sorrel. All the applications were of a very high standard and well done to everyone who applied for the position. The three shortlisted pupils gave a one minute presentation to the class and there was then a secret ballot. The winner was Sorrel Carter, with Jed and Josh coming a very close joint second, just behind Sorrel! Well done Sorrel! Your presentation was very powerful, persuasive and professional!
HUGE congratulations to Emmie, our new School Council representative in Palm Class!
Massive well done must also go to Lily-Mae and Freya, for narrowly missing out by only a few votes!
All three of you showed an incredible maturity and were tremendously brave to stand up in front of everyone and present your School Council ideas.
Well done to the other members of Palm Class who were not successful with their applications this time. Thank you for all the effort and hard work you put into your application forms to be considered for the School Council.
This afternoon 3 brave children stood up in front of the class to persuade them why they should be considered the school council representative for Monkey Puzzle. After a very close vote, Luke was appointed our class school councillor.
Well done Luke Marriage
The deadline for School Council applications has now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied and for all your hard work in your fantastic applications.
3 pupils from each class have been chosen to go through to the final round of selection.
Voting will take place next week.
After that, we will be able to announce the new members of Hazeldown School Council.
Good luck to all the pupils who have reached this final stage of election!