Our 2017-2018 School Council Representatives

This year the School Council will:

  • ·          Focus on inviting the pupils of Victoria Prep School to express their opinions about making positive changes and improvements in our             school.
  • ·          Consult with the Head of Prep and Senior Leadership team about prioritised issues discussed at meetings.
  • ·          Consider, share and promote new ideas for whole school fundraising ventures to further improve and increase our range of interactive           playground equipment and the outdoor learning space.
  • ·          Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote.
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Posted on September 27, 2017 .

School Council Fundraising

As we draw to the end of a busy year, the School Council would like to say a very big thank you to all pupils and parents for their support in 2016-17.

We are delighted to announce that our School Council fundraising activities at the start of May have raised a fantastic amount of money for the NSPCC and our own funds for updating our playground resources.

Our necklace sales alone raised £120 with costs for materials deducted and our Sponsored Aerobics raised a staggering amount of £935.30! Well done everyone!

The School Council girls presented the NSPCC with a generous cheque at our Celebration Assembly on Friday 2nd June.

New playground resources have been bought and will be available for all girls to play with during break and lunch times.

On Friday 9th June, councillors from P4-7 will make our annual trip to Parliament Buildings at Stormont for a tour of the chambers and an educational programme based on day to day activities in this important venue. We look forward to catching a glimpse of some of our politicians and the opportunity to see what goes on behind the closed doors of Stormont!

Posted on June 2, 2017 .

School Council Autumn Term Update

The School Council members met together in November to discuss their role in school and to distribute new suggestion boxes to all classes.

Mrs.Burnett read out the School Council charter and each girl signed their individual certificate, making a pledge to work hard and represent their fellow pupils during their year in office.

The girls were instructed to encourage their peers in class to use the suggestion box as a means of voicing concerns or for making suggestions of ways to improve how things are done in school.

At our next meeting we hope to share any ideas, concerns and suggestions from the boxes and then consider how these issues can be addressed for the benefitof everyone in Prep.

Posted on December 5, 2016 .

End of Year Visit to Stormont

On Thursday 26th May councillors from P4-7 travelled to Stormont as their end of year treat to find out about what goes on in Parliament Buildings. They were delighted to be welcomed by Mr Stalford, local MLA for South Belfast and were able to speak with confidence about the work of the Prep School Council.

In addition to the planned educational programme, the girls were also thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the press rooms and TV studios to see how news at Stormont is filmed.

Our grateful thanks goes to Mrs O’Brien, mother of P4 councillor Florence, who very kindly took time to give the girls a tour. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were delighted to also receive goody bags containing souvenirs from Stormont, kindly provided by Mrs O’Brien.

The School Council has had a very busy but rewarding year- well done girls!

Posted on May 30, 2016 .

School Council Fundraising- Fun Run and Key Ring Sale

The School Council was delighted to receive an outstanding final total of £2,480.60 raised by all pupils during our fundraising week. Well done everyone!

Following our fundraising week, the School Council carried out a whole school survey asking pupils for their ideas for new playground resources.

Using the information collected, new resources have been purchased and are ready for the girls to play with during playtimes. These include individual and group skipping ropes, space hoppers, balls, football nets, giant blocks, a parachute, mini- basketball stand and storage containers.

At their latest meeting on Wednesday 25th May, the councillors agreed that the purchase of a wooden shelter with seating would further enhance the playground, providing an attractive place for reading and meeting with friends. The councillors have forwarded their suggestion to the Senior Leadership team.

Posted on May 30, 2016 .

Sponsored Fun Run and Aerobics

On Friday 22nd April, all girls were delighted to see the sun shining as they got ready to participate in the School Council Fundraising challenges.

Pupils from Pre-Pre-School and Pre-School participated with great enthusiasm in a sponsored aerobics session while pupils from P1-P7 headed to the astro turf pitch to display their fitness levels as they completed laps of the course.

School councillors were positioned at different corners of the course and stamped cards for the runners as they completed laps. In the afternoon, Key Stage 2 pupils were feeling very motivated to beat the fantastic record of laps completed in the morning session by the older Key Stage 1 pupils!

Sales of key rings designed by the school councillors were encouraging too and all money raised will go towards purchasing new playground resources for the girls.  There are still some key rings available for sale- just speak to any of the councillors or Mrs Burnett.

As always, the School Council would like to thank everyone for their participation and all parents and friends for their sponsorship.

School Council and Mrs Burnett

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

Christmas Decoration Competition

The School Council organised a Christmas competition, inviting pupils from Pre-School to Prep 7 to make their own Christmas tree decorations.  There were many festive and creative creations! Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to our winners.

Posted on December 15, 2015 .

School Council Update Autumn / Winter 2015

Our newly elected School Council members from P1-7 met together on Friday 20th November to sign our membership certificates and to make plans for the year.

Upcoming events:

  • Christmas competition

It was decided that we would like to organise a whole school Christmas competition which would be co-ordinated and judged by the councillors themselves.  After much discussion and sharing of ideas, it was decided that the competition would involve creating a hanging Christmas decoration.

Look out for the posters made by the councillors encouraging all pupils to take part!

  • School Council Fundraising

As usual, we look forward in the Spring to our fundraising week, when we raise funds to replenish playground resources.

  • Meeting with our MLA

We have also received a letter from our local MLA who is keen to meet with us to discuss any issues relating to our school or community.

The School Council hopes to set up a meeting in the near future when members can ask our MLA questions and raise any issues or concerns.

  • End of year visit to Stormont

Councillors from P4-7 will visit Stormont for a tour of the buildings and to participate in the Education programme.

VCB Prep School Council and Mrs Burnett

Posted on November 23, 2015 .

School Council update - November/December 2014

On Friday 14th November the School Council members met together as a group to discuss their role as representatives for their class members.

The meeting opened with each girl receiving an agenda and noting the names of members present. The older girls were each assigned a younger member to assist with reading and note taking as items were discussed.

Certificates of membership were signed by all councillors.

We promise to:

  • Set a good example to others.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Listen to the girls in our class and voice their concerns.
  • Be willing to share good ideas.
  • Respect the opinion of others.
  • Show that we care for our school.

Our aims for the incoming year include:

  • Discuss concerns brought to the table by pupils and consider solutions.
  • Listen and respond to pupils' ideas for making improvements in school and our local community.
  • Consider new ideas for our annual fundraiser:
  1. To finance the purchase of equipment for the benefit of pupils.
  2. To raise funds to be of benefit to our local community.
  • Develop awareness of the work in Parliament Buildings at Stormont by attending the education programme in the summer term.


Posted on December 16, 2014 .