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We had a wonderful time out the School Council Disco on Thursday 15 June.  We raised just over £200.00 for our school pets Bob and Wilbur and hopefully there will be a little money left over for our School Council fund.

School Council Disco - Thursday 15/6/17

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Clifton Hampden Village Hall

 

Tickets go on sale Tuesday - 6/6/17!  For the bargain price of £5.00 you will gain admittance to the disco, drinks and snacks.  No additional money is needed!

 

Please support the School Council and purchase a ticket as soon as possible.

 

We know parents enjoy dancing, but this time the disco is just for the children - sorry parents.  Children will be supervised by the staff of Clifton Hampden School. 

 

Your child will be taken to the disco directly after school finishes - no need for you to come and collect and drop off!

We have named our guinea pigs!  We collected a name from every child in the school and put these into a hat.  Two names were drawn out: Wilbur and Bob.

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During the Easter break our pets arrived at School.  2 male guinea pigs are settling into their new surroundings and although a little timid they are coping really well with all the new sounds and smells.  The School Council are collecting names from each child to and 2 names will be drawn out a hat!  Have a look at our photographs below.

Arrival Of Our School Pets!

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Red Nose Day

 

Thank you for the all the donations you gave to Red Nose Day (24/3/17).  We raised a just over £100.00 which will be donated to Comic Relief.  This is a fantastic cause and we are sure our efforts will be very much appreciated. 

Today School Council and Reception were very excited to inspect our new guinea pig hutch. Thank you to Mr Field for giving your time to build the hutch.  We can’t wait for our pets to arrive!

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We have been working really hard during term 3 to raise funds to purchase our school pets.  We are keen to buy 2 guinea pigs.  Please have a look out our wish list below.

Guinea Pig Wish List

Today (9/12/16) our wonderful School Council shared their research regarding a possible school pet with the rest of the school.  The group have worked incredibly hard to research 3 different animals, make powerpoints to share their information and a voting slip to collect our views. 

 

Guinea pigs were voted as the most suitable pet followed by rabbits and hamsters.

 

Next term we will begin fundraising!

It has been suggested that the school have its very own pet.  In order to decide if this was a good idea or not, our School Council have been busy collecting the views from all the children.  First they asked each child and member of staff if they would like a pet or not.  Next they collected the views from each child regarding the pet they would like the most.  Last week the School Council split into 3 groups and began researching and making presentations ready for their assembly on 9/12/16.  Following presentations the children and staff will vote for the pet they wish to have.  During term 3 and 4 we will begin fundraising.

Today (1/11/16) during lunch break School Council were busy planting daffodil bulbs for their fundraiser during term 3. 

Our fantastic School Council put on a wonderful welcome tea for our new and old parents. We enjoyed tea and biscuits and thankfully the rain kept off for most of the afternoon!
Our newly formed School Council have got off to a great start by planning a welcome tea for our parents, families and friends of Clifton Hamden School.  This will take place Monday afternoon at 3pm.  Please join us for a cuppa and a biscuit!

School Councl - September 2016

13/9/16: Congratulations to all our year 3 children (Faith, Sam, Archie, Kutenda and John) who each made a fantastic speech to help aid their election to our School Council. Please see our pictures below.

 

A further congratulations to William, Lily, Jaimie-Leigh, Libby, Clara, Nina, Alexander and Nicolas who similarly each made very persuasive speeches to help persuade the voters.

 

CHPS would like to announce the following children will now represent our school views, ideas, and concerns at forthcoming meetings.  If you have an idea, please speak to one of our members.

 

Pupil Year Group
Faith Year 3
John Year 3
Evie Year 4
Nathan Year 4
Anna Year 5
Nicolas Year 5
Hattie Year 6
Leah Year 6

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

2015-2016

 

Thank you to all our pupils who have worked as part of the School Council this year.  Your commitment to our School has been appreciated and valued by all the pupils, staff and members of the community.  We say goodbye to Claudia and Noah, and wish them every success in their new school and thank Austin and William for all their hard work too. Next year, will be back in September, where we will be looking for a year 5 and two year 3 children to complete our team.

​What a fantastic disco!  School Council you did a wonderful job of organising and managing a great evening.  Have a look at our pictures below to see how much fun we had.

 

 

School Council Disco - Friday

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Clifton Hampden Village Hall

 

Tickets go on sale Monday  18/6/16!  For the bargain price of £5.00 you will gain admittance to the disco, drinks and snacks.  No additional money is needed!

 

Please support the School Council and purchase a ticket as soon as possible.

 

We know parents enjoy dancing, but this time the disco is just for the children - sorry parents.  Children will be supervised by the staff of Clifton Hampden School. 

School Council Disco

 

We are busy organising our School Council disco.  The date is set for 27 May 2016 at Clifton Hampden village Hall, 6.00pm - 7.30pm.  Tickets will be on sale soon!

Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Leaflet

 

Over the last few weeks, we have been very busy researching an anti-bullying leaflet.  As a School Council we have drafted and edited our own child friendly leaflet; our leaflet explains what bullying is and who to turn to for help.  

 

To inform the school we presented our leaflet in assembly and each child has been given a copy of the leaflet to take.  Please click the following link below to view our leaflet.

 

The children of Clifton Hampden School are confident bullying isn't a problem at School. If however, you think somebody is being bullied, or you yourself are being bullied, speak out.

Anti-bullying leaflet

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Thank you!

 

A huge thank you to Noah and William who have decided to step down from School Council.  We thank both of you for hard work this year in supporting School Council.  You have brought and worked on lots of ideas this year of which the School Council, School, children and community are very grateful for.

 

If you are in Year 6 or Year 4 and would like to join School Council, please speak to one of the School Councillors or Mrs Field to find out more details. 

 

Animal Day Update - Please click on latest news to see our fantastic pictures from 'Animal Day'.  Claudia and Noah along with Mrs Robey successfully dropped off our donation (8/2/16 - please see latest news) of £60.00,  along with a donation form Mrs Wantling and Mrs Cryer to celebrate Mrs Cryer's 100th birthday. Thank you also for the blankets and old towels which were also delivered to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary who are very grateful for.  Well done School Council, you worked hard to organise another successful event.

Animal Day

 

A popular request placed in our ideas box was to hold an animal day.  The School Council are busy organising this event for later in January.  Money raised will be donated to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary.  More details to follow later in the months.  We are looking forward to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary coming to talk to us on Tuesday 26/1/16.  We can't wait to find out what they do and how they help the local community.  Don't forget we are holding our 'Dress As An Animal Day' on Thursday 28/1/16 to raise funds for Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary.

“Thank you for your donations to Marie Curie cancer care. We raised a stunning £60 with your help! We find the daffodils are a great way to raise money, and you have something lovely to take home. Thank you, for all you help donating for a good cause. Yours sincerely, Claudia and Leah. School council.”

Mini Pots Of Care Fundraiser - 19/1/16

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Mini Pots of Care

 

The school Council have been working really hard on preparing for our next two fundraisers.  On Tuesday 19/01/16 they will be selling daffodils to raise money for Marie Curie. It is suggested a minimum donation of £1.00 is given in exchange for daffodil. School Council has worked hard at organising this event, beginning with the planting back in the Autumn.  Daffodils can be purchased after school on the terrace on Tuesday 19/01/16.

The Ideas Box

 

The ‘Ideas Box’ is working really well and we have had lots of ideas coming through during term 6 of last school year and term 1 of this school year - keep your ideas coming!  Some ideas require a little more discussion as to how we will achieve these.  Here is an update so far of the ideas already actioned:

 

Request Action
New nets for the football goals. Nets replaced September 2015.
More portions of meals allowing children to choose vegetarian or meat option.

Children request meal option during morning register to ensure they have a meal of their choice.
 

More football equipment. A football for playtime has been purchased and new nets added to goals.
An after school club for KS2 on Monday. Handchimes Club has now been added to as an after school club.
Handchimes Club to return. See above.
More after school clubs for KS1 Introducing Cookery club and moving Multi-skills to Friday means their is more choice now for KS1

Playground Monitors

 

The School Council have decided to step down as Playground Monitors this year.  To ensure our play equipment is continued to be looked after well, it has been decided each of the KS2 year groups will be responsible for putting our play equipment away at the end of lunch play.

 

Day

Who is responsible?

Monday Year 3
Tuesday Year 4
Wednesday Year 5
Thursday Year 6
Friday Winning team group

 

 

 

Air Ambulance funds raised!! A very pleasing £80 - well done everyone!!

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School Council organised their first event this week.  On Thursday (24/9/15) they organised a 'Dress Down Day' to raise funds for air ambulance.  Have a look at our pictures below to see their fantastic posters. They also made two collections boxes, decorated with pictures of air ambulances.  They wrote a piece for parentmail to let all our parents know about the event taking place too.  At Monday's meeting they will count up how much has been raised and will update here.
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School Council Representatives

Claudia

Year 5 & Year 6 Representative

Noah

Year 3 & Year 4 Representative

Leah

Year 1 Representative

Austin

Reception Representative

William

Year 2 Representative

Anna

Year 2 Representative

Evie B-J

Reception Representative

Nathan

Year 1 Representative

If you have a good idea that we could implement in school – speak to your year group representative.

Evie B-J, Christopher, Harry, Nathan, Louise, Joe and Evie R presented their reasons to the school as to why they thought they would make a good School Councillor on Thursday.  Each child was able to spoke about their idea then the school voted for who they thought should be the next School Councillor.  Well done to each of the children that stood up in front of the whole school.  Voting was very close, but we had two winners; congratulations to Evie B-J and Nathan who now join the team.
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Ideas Box

 

Thank you for all the great ideas - keep them coming in.  We have responded to several requests of a new football for playtime.  A shocking pink football has been donated for footballers to use during breaks.  This is the footballers ball - hopefully the bright colour will help them keep track of it and return it to the play box at the end of break.  We will be responding to a number of the other great ideas during this term and on return after the summer break.  Keep your ideas coming in - we only know what you want if you tell us.

Disco

 

Wow!  What a fantastic evening we all had at the disco.  The School Council did a fantastic job pricing, producing tickets, advertising, selling, deciding snacks and organising us all on the night.  A fantastic £118 was raised - well done this is an amazing amount of money. 

School Council Disco - 05-06-15

School Council Disco - Friday 5/6/15

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Clifton Hampden Village Hall

 

Tickets go on sale Monday  18/5/15!  For the bargain price of £5.00 you will gain admittance to the disco, drinks and snacks.  No additional money is needed!

 

Please support the School Council and purchase a ticket as soon as possible.

 

We know parents enjoy dancing, but this time the disco is just for the children - sorry parents.  Children will be supervised by the staff of Clifton Hampden School. 

Ideas Box

 

We have once again been very busy this term.  We now have an ideas box in the main entrance hall.  Georgina has made a slip for you to complete (please take from the box) and share your ideas of projects we can work on over the coming months (once completed return your slip to the box, which we will empty once a week). 

 

Remember the School Council is here to work for you - if you want things changed or improved we need to know!

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Red Nose Day

 

Well done to the School Council for organising such a fun day.  Click on the following link http://www.clifton-hampden.oxon.sch.uk/red-nose-day-13-03-15/  to see our great photographs of fundraising for Comic Relief.  As part of our fundraising the children were asked to pay £1.00 to wear something red.  During break we organised mask making, making our faces funny for money!  Once we have counted our donations we will post how much we have raised. 

New Stepping Stones

 

Well done to our School Council who have organised stepping stones to placed around our 'Outdoor Classroom' and joining the paved footpath to the terrace. Placing stepping stones was the top choice as voted by the children earlier in the term.  

 

Our play space has now increased as we can all access areas which were sometimes tricky in the past. and we love timing ourselves as we lap outdoor space.  Thank you to Mr Field for giving his time to lay the stepping stones. 

School Council Fundraising

 

On Tuesday 4th February the School Council organised the sale of daffodils in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.  In the Autumn Gardening Club planted 70 bulbs for us to sell and raise money.  Each child was asked to make a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care in exchange for a daffodil, raising a total of £48.00.

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30/1/15

 

Well done to Georgina, Siena, Leah and Anna who helped organise the ballot which took place on Friday.  You did a fantastic presentation in assembly to explain to the children what they needed to do in order to vote.  Have a look at the photographs below to see the children voting!

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26/1/14 - Update

 

The School Council have interviewed all the children within our school to find out their ideas regarding future improvements.  Several ideas came up more than once.  The top 4 ideas were shortlisted (bike shelter, stepping stones to the outdoor classroom, scramble net to cover the 3 wooden beams and additional dress down days) and a secret ballot will take place at the end of the week.  Two other items featured highly from the children, a disco and cake sale.  The group decided both of these ideas could be used as fundraising events to support the development of the winning choice.  

Term 3:  Our first meeting of this term took place today (12/1/15).  Meetings have now moved to a Monday. 

 

The School Council decided it was important to address issues which are not only suggested by them as a group, but issues which are suggested by the pupils.  Over the coming week each School Councillor will speak to their year group to find out what matters to the children and what they may wish to change/improve/develop.  From these ideas a short list will be made.

 

Measuring our loom band!

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‘Loom to the Moon’

 

A very well done to our School Council!  They managed to coordinate the making of a loom band measuring 156m.  They also raised £51.00.  Both items have been taken to Blue Skye Thinking and the charity have written to say thank you.

 

Wow!  95 metres and still counting!  Many of us have been busy looming both at school and home and have broken our own estimations of 80 metres.  Loom bands need to be in by the 12/12/14 so we can send to the charity Blue Skye Thinking (click on the link for further info) http://www.blueskyethinking.org/

 

On Friday we held a Dress Down Day, where children were asked to donate to Loom to the Moon, this has raised £47.00. 

 

We will also be donating our Christmas card funds to Loom to the Moon(children are asked to make one card for school and donate the money they would normally spend on Christmas cards to our chosen charity).

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Term 2 - Update

 

We welcome Leah onto the School Council as our year 4 representative.  We now have our new badges, which look great on our jumpers.  We will wear these every day to remind the children of our role.

 

The School Council prepared Thursday’s assembly (20/11/14) 'Loom to the Moon', a fundraising activity which they would like to coordinate in our school. The children watched a video about the charity and fundraising and spoke about what is required. Blue Skye Thinking is a Charity which supports research so that children diagnosed with brain tumours will have a better chance of survival and a better quality of life post-treatment. The Charity is run by volunteers and all money donated goes directly to the forefront of Research and Treatment. For further information, please visit the organisation’s website: www.blueskyethinking.org

 

The children are aiming to contribute to the world’s longest loom band!  We have until the 12th December to make as many loom bands as possible, which will be joined into one long loom band and forwarded to Blue Skye Thinking.  If you are able to add to our loom band, please leave your loom band with a School Council member along with a small financial donation.

Term 1 Update

 

School Council have had a busy start to their first term.   So far they have thought about and suggested the best way of looking after our fantastic new playground equipment.  For Term 1, School Council will act as Playground Monitors (please see Playground Monitors sheet for further details).  2 members will each be responsible for organising the collection of equipment and bringing it indoors at the end of play. 

 

In addition, School Council have also discussed they best ways of collecting suggestions from the children and staff.  They are in the process of making a suggestion box.  This will be kept in the main entrance, if you have an idea please write it down and post it into the box.

 

Their final task for term 1 will be deciding which charities to support this academic year and possible fundraising ideas.

 

School Council Representatives

Georgina

Year 5 & Year 6 Representative

Siena

Year 3 & Year 4 Representative

Noah

Year 1 Representative

Claudia

Reception Representative

Austin

Year 2 Representative

Roman

Year 2 Representative

William

Reception Representative

Anna

Year 1 Representative

If you have a good idea that we could implement in school – speak to your year group representative.

SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS

Well done to the following children who were voted onto the School Council for this year:

 

Siena (Year 6)

Noah (Year 5)

Claudia (Year 5)

Austin (Year 4)

William (Year 3)

Anna (Year 3)

 

They will join the following existing members:

 

Georgina (Year 6)

Roman (Year 4)

 

Congratulations and we look forward to hearing what your plans are for the forthcoming year.

 

 

 

 

 

School Council Election

 

Max, Siena, Sarah-Anne, Sebastian, Noah, Claudia, Daniel, Austin, Lewis, Lily, Anna and William all showed an interest in becoming part of the School Council for 2014-2015.  All of the children have been busy campaigning for votes by displaying posters around our setting.  Each child bravely gave a speech in assembly on Monday and voting took place on Monday afternoon.  All children voted for the candidate they felt would do the best job at representing their class.  Announcements will be made on Friday morning!

Project 'Friendship Bench' has commenced!

Planting new flowerbed

 

The School Council have helped organise the planting of the new flowerbed at the main entrance.  Thank you to Gardening Club, Miss Priddle, Mrs Burnett and Mrs Field for undertaking the hard work!  Please have a look at the photographs below.

School Council update - 20/6/14

 

Following the School Council Disco, the School Council are happy to report they have raised £53.00.  The group are currently deciding which playground items to purchase. 

 

Next week the group will begin to plan how they are going to transform one of the old blue benches into the winning friendship bench!

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School Disco - 23/5/14

 

Thank you to the School Council for organising a very enjoyable disco.  The children enjoyed current and past chart toppers at the end of term 5.  They were able to take a breather to enjoy squash, rice crispy cakes and popcorn before retuning to the dance floor.

 

The aim of the disco was to raise funds to purchase equipment to use in the playground.  The School Council have successfully raised £60.00!

 

 

School Council Disco - Friday 23/5/14

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Clifton Hampden Village Hall

 

Tickets are now on sale!  For the bargain price of £4.00 you will gain admittance to the disco, drinks and snacks.  No additional money is needed!

 

Please support the School Council and purchase a ticket as soon as possible.

 

We know parents enjoy dancing, but this time the disco is just for the children - sorry parents.  Children will be supervised by the staff of Clifton Hampden School. 

 

To purchase a ticket for the disco, please speak to Finn, Eleanor, Georgina or Sienna.

School Council Disco

 

This term the School Council will be holding a disco (23/5/2014 at Clifton Hampden Village Hall).  Children only will be able to attend the forthcoming disco – sorry no parents.  More details to follow shortly.

 

We are hoping to raise money to purchase new playground equipment as ours needs replacing.  We hope to buy more balls, scoops, skipping ropes and maybe some additional items depending on how much we raise. Written by Eleanor, Finn, Siena and Georgina.

Friendship Bench

The School Council have organised to transform an old blue bench into a friendship bench.  This will be a colourful bench that you sit on when you have nobody to play with.

 

In September we were given the idea of making a friendship bench.  We sent out homework to design a new bench.  The top 6 designs were displayed and all the children were able to vote for the design they liked most.  The top 6 designs were drawn by Ella, Sarah-Anne, Sebastian M-N, Josh, Roman and Clara.

 

The winning bench was designed by Roman.  Over the coming weeks the old blue bench will be transformed.  Written by  Finn, Eleanor, Siena and Georgina.

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School Council Fundraising

 

On Friday 14th March the School Council organised the sale of daffodils in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.  In the Autumn KS1 planted 70 bulbs for us to sell and raise money.  Each child was asked to make a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care in exchange for a daffodil. 

Update - Term 1 & 2

 

Terms one and two have been a busy time for the School Council.  New members have been elected and taken up their roles with enthusiasm.  The new School Council have continued and completed the work started in the previous academic year.  An issue that was highlighted throughout the School was rewards and sanctions.  The children collected the views and opinions of the school community and addressed the situation.  A new system has now been set up: The weekly winning team group will continue to be rewarded with an additional play each week.  In addition, the overall winning team group for the term will be allowed to select an activity of the teams choosing to take part in.

 

The views have also been collected from the pupils regarding future activities the School Council should work on.   The top three items are: Friendship bench, new playground equipment and football goals.  The overall item was voted as a friendship bench (which the School Council already have a number of ideas for).  However, the group could also understand the importance of the additional items and will be discussing these further at the coming meetings. 

Pupil voice is very important to staff and governors at Clifton Hampden C of E Primary School. Annual questionnaires enable pupil ideas to impact on school development. Results are shared with children, staff and governors.


Since September 2012 we have set up a school council. 

 

To ensure the election of the school council was fair, each KS2 child interested shared a short presentation during assembly time highlighted why they thought they'd be an asset to the school council. An election was then held with all pupils voting for two children from each KS2 year group.

Our school council are:

 Year 6    

Eleanor H

Finn W

 Year 5

Georgina P 

Siena D-J 

 Year 4

Daniel B     

Robert G 

 Year 3     

Roman M-N    

Lara S 

 

Regular meetings of the school council are held on a Wednesday. Each class has a representative (one of the children elected to be on the school council) and it is that child's responsibility to share ideas and gather opinions for future discussions.

 

School Council Representatives

Finn

Reception Representative

Eleanor

Year 2 Representative

Georgina

Year 5 & Year 6 Representative

Siena

Year 1 Representative

Robert

Year 3 & 4 Representative

Daniel

Year 1 Representative

Lara

Year 2 Representative

Roman

Reception Representative

If you have a good idea that we could implement in school – speak to your year group representative.