School Council

Welcome to our School Council Page

Here, you'll find out about everything we do at St. Matthew's including events we have done and things which are coming up. We are also a member of the Liverpool Schools' Parliament and will let you know about important things going on there too.

All the minutes (notes about what we talk about) from our Council meetings are posted below.

Don't forget to speak to any of our Councillors if there is anything you want to know or if you have suggestions for us. We're all very friendly and are here for YOU!
 
 
Meet the council 2016-2017:
 
16.6.2017 - Mandarin signs
 
In preparation for the arrival of some students from China, we had a meeting with Miss Connor, our MFL coordinator, to think about putting signs up around the school to help them find their way around and know which rooms were which.
 
Obviously, there are some important places they might need to be able to find!
St Matthew's has Talent - 7.5.2017
 
What a brilliant end to the term; a talent show to showcase all of the amazing talents we have!
 
The whole school packed eagerly into the hall to watch, the music was set, the lights were on:
 
1: Reception singing 'Our God is a Great Big God'

2: 3G who were dancing to Salute

3: Harry from 6B doing his comedy act

4: Ava, Reece and Anna from 5W with a singing and magic act!

5: 3C’s Luke with his whistling act

6: The girls from 2G dancing to Ooops by Little Mix

7: 1H who were singing and dancing to Gummy Bears

8: The Closer Club from 4P singing Closer

9: A trio from 1P singing I like the flowers

10: Performing Supermarket flowers by Ed Sheeran, it was Willis from 5E

11: A group from 4F known only as the Jokesters

12: Jamie from 6M singing Drag me down by One Direction

13: The final performance was the girls from 2R singing and dancing to Boomerang by Jojo Siwa

 

Such amazing performances from everyone, but there could be only one winner....

 

Congratulations to Harry from 6B!

Our winner of St Matthew's has Talent 2017!

27.3.2017 - Talent show
 
On Friday 7th April, there will be a talent show which will raise money for the Good Shepherd and show off all of the amazing talents our children have.
 
Be it singing, dancing, magic tricks, playing instruments or whatever else, this will be an opportunity to show the whole school!
 
There can only be one act from every class, so you first need to convince your class to choose you.
 
Then, the winners from every class will take part in a whole school talent show where an overall winner will be voted for.
 
Please bring in £1 on the day to get the chance to vote for your favourite act!
13.2.2017 - Blue for Bobby day
 
Today, the children and staff at St Matthew's all wore an item of blue. Why? To raise awareness and money for a charity called the Bobby Colleran Trust and it's fight to keep the roads around the school's of Liverpool safe.
 
As always, the school came together and raised a massive amount of money for this charity.
 
We raised an amazing £300! 
Well done everyone!
Secret fundraiser - coming soon!
 
We have started work on a secret fundraising even which will happen at the end of this half term to raise money for another charity.
 
We're really excited and will share our plans very soon!
 
It might involve some people showing off how talented they are...
2.2.2017 - Doing our bit for the environment
 
Another issue that came up in the questionnaires was littering. Not necessarily deliberate, there's just a lot of children using the bins and it's easy for things to fall out, get blown in the wind or simply dropped!
 
We met with Mrs Pritchard today to talk about our findings and discuss ideas. We decided to form an action group so that we can work on solutions. Step one, the action group needs a name!
 
If you have any ideas on how to help ensure our environment can remain clean and tidy, please let us know.
16.1.2017 - Pupil questionnaires
 
We went out this week and filled in some questionnaires with other pupils in the school. We were interested in finding out what they thought about the school environment (break times, lunch times, the front reading area dinner hall and toilets) and how it could be improved even more. The children were very positive and loved lots of what was around them!
 
One of the big issues which came up a few times was looking at how the pitch gets used so that it isn't the same sport every day and every week. We're going to meet with our PE Coordinator later this week to discuss some other ideas for using the pitch so that everyone is happy.
11.11.16 - Rememberance day
 
In the week leading to Rememberance day, we sold items and poppies given to use by the British Royal Legion. As ever, the children of St. Matthew's were very generous and charitable with many coming back day after day to donate more money.
 
We raised an amazing £560 this year for the British Royal Legion!
 
Well done to everyone who helped support this charity! 
14.10.2016 - Designing the new St. Matthew's uniform
 
Today was another big day for the Council as we sat down with Mrs. Loftus and looked over some catalogues containing uniform designs. There are so many choices! There were even a few examples for us to look at which only made our job harder!
 
In the photos below, there's a grey jumper with a blue trim (modeled to perfection by Jack!) and a lovely yellow summer dress which are our number one choices so far. We've still got plenty of decisions to make though!
 
Got any more ideas or thoughts? Let us know!
30.9.2016 - MacMillan coffee morning and cake sale
 
Whilst the PTA organised a MacMillan cake and coffee morning for the parents, we were busy getting ready ourselves to sell cakes to the rest of the school at break time!
 
Everyone had donated some cakes, arrived in school in their own clothes with pockets of pennies ready to buy their snacks - all in the name of raising money for MacMillan Cancer support.
 
Our smiles tell you all you need to know about how much fun we had!
 
Together with the parent coffee morning, we have raised well over £700 for MacMillan Cancer Support - an amazing amount of money! Well done everyone.
27.9.2016 - School uniform
 
We've barely been back in school and already we've been set our first big task by Mrs. Loftus! On Tuesday, we met with Mrs. Loftus and two people from the school uniform shop to talk about designing a brand new school uniform. Wow!
 
Over the next few weeks, we'll be talking to classes about what they think of the ideas and if they have any other suggestions.
 
 
2015/2016
 
 
Welcome to our School Council page

Here, you'll find out about everything we do at St. Matthew's including events we have done and things which are coming up. We are also a member of the Liverpool Schools' Parliament and will let you know about important things going on there too.

All the minutes (notes about what we talk about) from our Council meetings are posted below.

Don't forget to speak to any of our Councillors if there is anything you want to know or if you have suggestions for us. We're all very friendly and are here for YOU!
 
Meet the council 2015-16
Blue for Bobby day - 10th March 2016

At St Matthew's, we took part in 'Blue for Bobby' day to raise awareness for road safety around schools.
Everyone took part in thinking about road safety:
  • The KS1 classes discussed how they could be safe when coming to and from school and made posters and rules to help share their thoughts with others.
  • The KS2 classes wrote persuasive letters to share their thoughts and feelings with the adults.

Some examples of our work were shared in the school newsletter and here.
Blue for Bobby day posters
Blue for Bobby day - letter writing
British Heart Foundation day - 12th February 2016
There will be a red themed day for the British Heart Foundation on Friday 12th February.

  • Wear an item of red clothing (school uniform with a red item or own clothes are allowed)
  • A 'Jump Rope for Heart' competition - skipping!
Taking part will only cost £1 and all money raised will go to the charity.

Have fun! Keep fit! Save lives!
 

Christmas Fayre 2015

Following on from the brilliant St Matthew's Christmas Fayre, the Council were tasked with a problem; what do to with all the generous items which hadn't been sold at the Fayre?

The solution? Pennies for a Prezzie!

We set up our stalls in the hall and, with festive tunes blasting out and lights flashing, sold almost everything left over! Children found some fantastic bargains and beautiful gifts for their friends and families and even some sneaky last minute deals for Christmas presents for themselves too!

We raised an incredible
£160.32

Which was added to what the Friends of St Matthew's group raised for the school.

Well done and thankyou for your support again!
Christmas Jumper Day: 11th December 2015
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2015
We have been spending the last week and a half selling items like Poppy's, wrist bands and key-rings all to raise money for the Royal British Legion poppy appeal. The children at St Matthew's have been amazing and extremely generous and...
 
We managed to raise an amazing £417.55!

Thankyou so much for your support!
School Parliament meeting in the Town Hall
Council minutes 2015-2016