School Council

Welcome to Our School Council

At Shawlands Primary School, we believe that every student has a voice, and our School Council is a vital part of ensuring that voice is heard. The School Council is a group of elected student representatives who work together to make our school a better place for everyone.

What is the School Council?

The School Council is made up of students from different classes and year groups. These students are chosen by their peers through a democratic voting process. Each member of the School Council takes on the responsibility of representing their classmates and bringing forward ideas and concerns to improve our school.

Roles and Responsibilities

The School Council has several important roles, including:

  1. Listening to Students: Council members listen to their classmates’ ideas and concerns about school life.
  2. Making Decisions: The Council discusses and makes decisions on various issues, such as school rules, events, and improvements.
  3. Organising Events: They help plan and organize school events like fundraisers, fun days, and special projects.
  4. Improving the School Environment: The Council works on projects that enhance the school environment, such as creating new playground areas or starting eco-friendly initiatives.
  5. Communication: They communicate with teachers and the school leadership team to share student feedback and propose new ideas.
  6. Assemblies: Each week, the student council present an assembly on current issues and topics.

Why is the School Council Important?

The School Council helps our school in many ways:

  • Promotes Democracy: It teaches students about democracy and the importance of voting and representation.
  • Develops Leadership Skills: Council members develop valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork, and communication.
  • Encourages Responsibility: It gives students a sense of responsibility and ownership over their school.
  • Enhances School Life: By voicing student opinions and suggestions, the Council helps make our school a happier and more inclusive place.

How to Get Involved

Becoming a School Council member is a great way to make a difference. Here’s how students can get involved:

  1. Elections: At the start of the school year, students can put themselves forward as candidates.
  2. Campaign: Candidates can share their ideas and plans with their classmates.
  3. Vote: Students participate in elections by voting for the candidate they believe will best represent them.


We are proud of our School Council and the positive impact it has on our school community. By working together, we ensure that every student’s voice can contribute to making Shawlands Primary School an even better place to learn and grow.

School Council developments 2023 2024:

Weekly Tuck shop (Thursday and Friday)


Mayor visit

Vote on “The Royal Restaurant”

School Newspaper

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