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Ballytober Primary School, Bushmills

School Council


Ballytober Primary School Council is made up of a group of children from P3 - P7 who have been specially voted for by their peers.

A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. It’s a brilliant way of representing and contributing to Pupil Voice in our school. Students are elected to represent and share the views and opinions of all pupils and also to improve their school.

There are lots of reasons to have a school council. To begin with, Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. Evidence and experience from schools all over the country shows that a school council that is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life. It’s an important and useful way for schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.

Our School Council have several meetings throughout the year and discuss a range of different issues and fundraising events for the school.



22nd Feb 2019
We decided to hold a pyjama day in school to raise money for UNICEF. We had lots...
30th Nov 2018
School Council discussed lots of issues regarding road safety. We decided to get...
30th Sep 2018
Our School Council discussed and decided our focus values for each month. Mrs Alice...