St Gregory’s Student Council Charter
Definition: The Student Council is a committee comprising of a minimum of seven students in Years 7-12 in good standing, who serve as an advisory board to the school administration. The student council is responsible for the planning and execution of events, projects and improvements to St Gregory’s Catholic School.
Conditions: Students must uphold the standards of servant leadership and Catholic Social Teaching. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from Student Council.
Council Meetings: Students will participate in a fortnightly working lunch meeting, that will follow parliamentary procedure and a posted agenda.
Roles: President, Vice President, Secretary (selected from the Sixth form representatives)
Decisions: Determined by motion and approval of majority of members of the council.
Admission: Student Council members are formed from a voluntary representative from each tutor group.
Expectations: All Student Council members should be respectful, active, involved and vocal in fortnightly meetings. Students who don’t meet these expectations will not be admitted or, if necessary, will be dismissed from the Student Council. Members must also act as a conduit between the Student Council and their tutor groups, gaining feedback from their tutor groups on areas raised during meetings.
Faculty Advisor: The Student Council will serve the school under the direction and leadership of the Deputy Headteacher who will be present at Student Council meetings and represent the administration.
The following are examples of Student Council Events/Projects:
- Monitoring and improving school facilities.
- Providing feedback on school policies and procedures.
- Providing feedback on the quality of teaching and learning from a student perspective.
- Providing opportunities for fundraising.
- Developing the leadership pillar within students.
- Providing an honest reflection of student life within St Gregory’s