Student Council Launch assembly

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Student Council
2015-16
What is it all about?
A school council does a number of things:
 The school council meets - with a member of
staff present - to discuss and sort out problems.
These may include school lunches, behaviour or
ideas for fundraising events.
 Members of the school council will be
responsible for carrying out the ideas that have
been agreed, such as planning, writing
newspaper articles, or meeting with important
visitors.
Who could they be?
They need to be…
 Reliable
 Happy
to listen and share others ideas
 Willing
to write letters to helpful people
 Willing
to talk to different people
 Other
ideas…
What is voting?
This year we are having a NEW voting
system to make sure every vote counts!
First past the post
10
9
2
5
Who wins?
Ballot paper
You vote in order of preference
Red Triangle
Blue Square
Green Square
Wiggly Worm
2
1
4
3
Single Transferable Vote
Counting the vote… a little complicated
First put all the ballot papers into piles of who got number 1.
The candidate with the least is out. There votes are given out
again based on who is down as number 2.
The candidate with the least is out. This continues until there is a
winner.
What do you need to do now?
If you are interested
1. Take home a letter tonight
Year 1, 2 and 3
Year 4, 5 and 6
Prepare a speech to give
to your class about why you
would be the best person
to be on school council.
Prepare a manifesto explaining why
you are a good choice and what
you want to do. This will be
anonymous and must be given in by
Wednesday.
Your class will read these and vote
for them on Thursday.
You will say your speech in
class on Thursday this week
ELECTION DAY IS
THURSDAY
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