Here at Cavendish our children are encouraged to contribute and get involved in the running and improvement of our school. To do this we have a number of 'School Councils' children participate in a democratic process from standing for election to Voting and results.
Each Class has a representative from each year group in each of the councils. If a child wishes to stand for election they must convince their peers in their class why they would be a good candidate. Voting then takes places for each candidate and the majority holder gains the position of Council representative.
The children are also part of House Teams, they are placed in a House, Sharks, Dolphins, Huskies & Polar Bears, upon entry to school; siblings will generally be in the same House. Throughout the school year the Houses compete against each other for the Team cup, the House with the majority team points wins the cup! Each House has a House Captain, these are the eldest children in each House.
The children earn points, for their house, throughout their school day. These can be in a variety of ways and are not exclusive to lessons only. Any adult can award team points for any number of reasons. House Captains also get to nominate someone from their House for a Special Mention in our Celebration Assemblies at the end of each week.
House Captains 2023/24
Congratulations to our House Captains, this year they are:
Oliver - Representing Polar Bears
Max - Representing Husky's
Phoebe B - Representing Dolphins
Tom F - Representing Sharks
School Councils 2023/24
|Maddison Leo Emily Malaak Oliver Ruby Rosie & Ted
|Jacob Elsie Esme Daisy Erin Eliza & Wilf
|Emma Darcie Charlie R Molly Henry Albert & Charlie
|Matilda Lindon Ivymay Ethan Ava Tabitha & Seth
|Health & Wellbeing Council
|Harry Thomas Oliver L Billy Jensen Pearl & Carmen
Our Shakespeare Ambassadors (from Neptune Class)
Maddison & Elsie
We were able to put one of our planned actions into place this week.
"On Wednesday 29th November members of the Eco Council planted trees in the Forest School area. They were a variety of Hazel, Dog Rose, Dog Root, Crab Apple and Ash. Ben helped the Eco Council to prepare the ground and we dug holes for the trees." Elsie - year 5 Councillor