‘Members of the School Council contribute to school by sharing views and opinions and by trying to find sensible solutions to shared problems’ - CfBT Education Trust May 2012
‘The school provides an extensive range of opportunities for pupils to behave responsibly and take the initiative and contribute to community life. Developments such as the school houses, the school council, community action teams and environmental warriors promote an excellent school spirit and a willingness to help others’. – BSO (British Schools Overseas) – May 2015
At St. Andrews Samakee, the different committees are made up of representatives from each of the classes from Reception to Y9. All the representatives are voted onto the committee by the children in their class.
Contributing to community life gives our children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community. To be a good committee member children require certain skills, e.g. the ability to be fair, a good listener, a great role model and a good representative of the whole class and school. These qualities help our children to achieve realistic goals.