Our School Council
Our Loxley School Council representatives elected for the 2019 - 2020 academic year* are Will, Lily-Rose, Leah, Thomas, Caleb and Seth. Mrs Ballantine leads the School Council, who meet fortnightly and lead at least one whole school assembly per half-term.
*Due to the extended period of school lockdown from March - July 2020, 2019-2020
School Council representatives will now continue in their elected roles until January 2021.
On Tuesday 10th March, School Council led an assembly to launch preparations for our school's participation in this year's Earth Day. This year's Earth Day will take place on Wednesday 22nd April. One of the ways that School Council are promoting Earth Day this year is to hold a Poster Competition for the other children. All children have been invited to create an eye-catching and informative poster, to show everyone the different ways in which they can help to tackle climate change. More details are available in the presentation below...
On Tuesday 28th January, our newly-established School Council led their first whole school assembly, ably assisted by Mrs Ballantine!
The theme was this first assembly 'Courageous Advocacy'. Staff were all very proud of our Councillors as they enthusiastically shared their plans for championing causes that our Loxley children care passionately about, both locally and in our wider world. The PowerPoint the children shared during their assembly can be viewed below, where details of the School Council's first fundraiser can also be found...
School Council raised an impressive £152 on Australia Day, by making donations to come into school dressed in yellow and green, and by selling cakes during their breaktime Bake Sale. A few children even added extra donations of some of their own pocket money because they felt so strongly about making a change to the suffering of the animals harmed or made homeless by the devastating bushfires. What kind and caring children we have in our school!
A passing Loxley villager read about our Australia Fundraiser on our school noticeboard and decided to contact her relatives, who live in Australia, to let them know that our little school was trying to help their koalas, all the way from the other side of the world! This lady's Australian relatives wrote back and shared her experience of the bushfires and the great work that was being done locally by the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie. As a result, the children and staff of Loxley Primary School are now the proud adopters of these two little koala beauties...