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School Council

Cyngor Ysgol

Work Together - Play Together - Succeed Together


At Whitchurch Primary School, we believe it is important for pupils to take ownership of their learning and have greater roles in school decision-making. We provide many opportunities for children to play a role in making the decisions that affect them. We recognise that pupils have logical perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in the classroom, in the school and in the community. We give pupils an active role in influencing decisions about these issues as well as in the implementation of these decisions. We enabling pupils to participate as active young citizens.


Our School Council is made up of elected representatives of pupils from Years 2 through to Year 6.

The children elect a representative for each class by holding a ballot during the Autumn Term.

What we do :

  • listen to pupils’ views about the school;
  • share the views with school leaders;
  • try to make positive changes in our school;
  • take assemblies;
  • organise competitions to raise money.


Learn more about our School Council. Dysgwch mwy am Gyngor yr Ysgol.

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2019-2020 School Council Members.


Our School Council attended a Grand Council meeting at City Hall. The meeting focussed on helping to make Cardiff the first UNICEF Child Friendly City and also the changes to the curriculum in Wales. Da iawn i blant y Cyngor Ysgol am fynychu cyfarfod yn Neuadd y Ddinas.

Congratulations to Finley, who won our recent competition to design a road safety banner, which will be displayed at the school entrance. Llongyfarchiadau i Finley oedd yn fuddigol am gynllunio baner diogelwch ar y ffordd. Da iawn ti!

School Council Action Plan 2018/19 - Cynllun Gwella Cyngor Ysgol 2018/19

The School Council have been busy selling cakes this afternoon to raise money for Parkinson's UK. Dyma'r Cyngor Ysgol yn gwerthu cacennau i godi arian tuag at elusen Parkinson's UK.

The School Council visited The Houses of Parliament in Westminster and learned about democracy.

Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award
Gwobr Efydd Ysgol Sy'n Parchu Hawliau


Members of our school council were delighted to receive our Bronze Rights Respecting Schools Award certificate for our work in promoting the rights of children.

Mae aelodau'r Cyngor Ysgol yn falch iawn i dderbyn y dystysgrif ar gyfer y wobr efydd Ysgol Sy'n Parchu Hawliau.

Our School Council visited Cardiff Bay, and toured the Welsh Assembly building. They learnt about the process of electing AM's and the powers of the Assembly. They took part in a debate in the old debating chamber before meeting Julie Morgan AM in the Senedd.

Letter from School Council to Julie Morgan, AM (October 2018).

Members of the newly elected 2018-2019 School Council accompanied Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Watkins to the MacMillan Coffee Morning organised by Julie Morgan AM.


Members of the School Council were asked to rate 'Britain's tastiest hot dogs, provided by Martin Matthews of 'Empire Dogs'. The verdict was a resounding 10/10 from everyone, and a recommendation that they be served in the school canteen.

2016-2017 School Council

The School Council thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. We travelled to London on the train and spent the day exploring the Palace of Westminster and learning about democracy.

Pictured are members of our 2015/16 School Council with Mrs Griffin and Mr Newcombe meeting our Member of Parliament, Craig Williams at Westminster.

The School Council organised a dressing up day to raise funds for 'Children in Need'. Da iawn bawb!

The School Council meet the Rotary Club