Our Student Council
We here in Francis St. C.B.S. are extremely proud of our Student Council. It has been running for 6 years and is very well established. The boys on the Student Council have a very important role to play in our school. They give a voice to the students and work with the management and staff to improve our school. So far they have been on Den2 twice, have met the Ombudsperson for Children Emily Logan many times and have even met the President!
The Student Council is made up of 2 representatives from each class and they are elected each year by the students in a ‘first past the post’ system. Each boy on the council has a very important role and has very specific responsibilities. These responsibilities are as follows:
- Listen to the concerns of students they represent
- Report these concerns to the Student Council
- Represent the Student Council in a responsible way
- Work to make the school a better place for everyone
A Student Council member must be:
- A good listener
- A good speaker
- A good negotiator
- A good leader
This is a list of some of the Student Council Achievements:
- Fundraised for a bin for the yard with a crest
- Organised and managed the purchasing of school nets
- Organised and managed the painting of pitches on the school yard
- Established and designed the new school jackets
- Got hand driers and mirrors in the student bathrooms
- Organised cookery equipment/aprons for new school kitchen
- Collected and organised donated D.V.D.’s
- Student Council boys are important ‘meeters and greeters’ when we have organised events in the school
- The Student Council members operate a rota whereby they are responsible for soap and other materials for the classrooms
- They also work in collaboration with the Green Team on issues.
Our Student Council consists of jobs like Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Communications Officer and Treasurer, though every member of our student council plays a huge role. At assemblies, the members of the students will give our certificates like ‘Best Dressed Man’, ‘Most Mannerly Man’, ‘Mr. Empathetic’, and birthday certificates – to say another happy birthday on your special day!
Our Student Council encourages responsibility, leadership, social entrepreneurship and careful reasoning and planning.
We are so proud of our Student Council!
This is what it is like on Voting Day!!
Our Anti Bullying Committee
We currently have an Anti Bullying team, whose aim is to support every student in the school and make sure that bullying becomes a thing of the past. They understand that bullying is a very serious offence and will do what they can to make sure every student lives a happy life as part of the Franner community.
What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person.
There are different types of bullying and these include:
• Physical Bullying – hitting, pushing, kicking, stealing, vandalising personal belongings
• Verbal Bullying – name-calling, making offensive remarks, teasing somone about their religion, ethnicity, appearance or gender
• Cyber Bullying – sending offensive messages or pictures to somone using a computer, phone or social networking sites
• Social Bullying – excluding and isolating someone, spreading bad rumours, ignoring somone
• Mental Bullying – stalking or intimidating someone
Peers are people who are part of the same social group, so the term “peer pressure” refers to the influence that peers can have on each other. Although this isn’t necessarily a negative thing, the term “pressure” implies that the process influences people to do things that they may be resistant to, or might not otherwise choose to do. Because of this, the term usually refers to socially undesirable behaviours rather than socially desirable behaviours, even though it could be applied to either, and either could be a positive or a negative experience for the individual.