At Coltishall Primary our pupils are encouraged to take an active part in the smooth running of our school, which helps them to understand, appreciate & practice our visions, aims & values daily. Please read the explanations written by our Oak & Sycamore pupils to find out more.
In our school we have a system called ‘Buddy Groups’.
In these buddy groups; you have one person from each year group and a top buddy from Year Six. The top buddy looks after the younger pupils and runs the meeting.
We have buddy groups so that we can mix with other year groups and make new friends in different classes instead of in just our own. They help the younger children by getting their confidence levels up as they mix with other pupils.
When you’re new, you may need someone to guide you and the buddy groups offer several people who you can trust. It also means there is always an older person who you can ask for advice.
This is why we love having buddy groups.
By Elle and Amelia
Everyone entering the school is assigned to a house. These houses are:
Each child is provided with a school cap in their house colour for use at school and for school trips and parents are asked to provide a PE T shirt in the appropriate colour, available for purchase from the Friends of the School.
At the start of each school year, Year 6 pupils are invited to nominate themselves for House and Vice Captains. They give a presentation about themselves to the children in their house who then vote for whomever they think will be best at the job.
Throughout the school year, house points are awarded for a variety of reasons, including: good work, effort, good behaviour and personal achievements. Each week it is the responsibility of the House Captains to collect and total the points, which are then announced in that week’s Friday celebration assembly.
Parents are welcome to attend any of these assemblies, during which a child or children from each class is chosen by their class staff to be Star of the Week to celebrate particular success; examples include: demonstrating improvement in attitude to learning; consistently working to the best of their ability; and being particularly kind and helpful. This is also an opportunity to share children’s other achievements both in and out of school.
Towards the end of the school year a sport’s day is held with all children competing on behalf of their house. The winning house’s colour is displayed on the school shield which is kept in Reception.
House Captains: Lily & Aston
Vice Captains: Eva & Jeremy
My name is Aston and I am yellowhammer house captain.
Since I have been in Chestnut I've always wanted to be house captain.
We have won sports day three times in a row.
I have been in this school since Cherry class and have lots of experience of this school and am proud to be house captain.
Hopefully I will lead yellowhammer to victory in sports day, bake sale and house points.
I will try my best to ensure these things and not let the other yellows down.
Welcome to Yellowhammer!
I am Lily N, the most lucky person in the world. First I came to this fabulous school a legendary Yellowhammer and now I am house captain! It will be an honour to take all of the challenges laid upon me.
No matter what I will always try my all to win all of the competitions and respect my fellow Yellowhammers. Luckily I have my spectacular vice (Eva Heald) to help me.
In the past we have won many trophies, team points and lots more. I am sure that I will lead this team to victory again with all of these things.
House Captains: Eve & Adam
Vice Captains: Ruby & Charlie
"Hi, My name is Eve and I have been selected as Greenfinch House Captain. Ever since I was in Cherry class I knew what the job was and I have wanted to do it. Now it`s become reality I`m really excited. I am honoured to take on the challenges ahead of me including leading, encouraging and supporting my team mates. I will try to lead Greenfinch to VICTORY!"
House Captains: Frank & Sophie
Vice Captains: Harry & Abbey
Chair = Evelyn Smith
Vice Chair = Hannah Clark
Treasurer = Amelia Beardsworth
Secretary = Harry Chamberlain
The School Council is made up of 14 class representatives (2 from each class) that change every half term. There is also a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Mrs Barker (Class Teacher)
The School council discuss matters such as charities and how to make the school a better place. The class representatives will have a class meeting and bring their ideas to the meetings on a Monday. Their ideas will be typed up by the secretary and printed.
The duties for our executives are to come to every meeting and sort things out. The treasurer will tell us how much money we have to spend and how much we have for our chosen charity. The secretary writes up all the ideas. The chair and vice chair run the meetings. Every single child in the school has a say for the meetings, even if they don`t want to be a representative.
By Evelyn Smith Year 6