At Sunnyfields, we strongly promote democracy and encourage every child to develop and express their opinion.
Our school council members, who are carefully elected by their peers, help to ensure that all children's views, opinions and ideas are heard and put into action.
Over the years, the school council have successfully organised themed days, led assemblies and circle time activities, had a positive impact on school policies and hosted a whole range of exciting and worthwhile fundraisers.
This year we have a few ideas and have already had our first official meeting where we discussed our priorities for the year ahead. One of them was to fundraise for 'Colindale Food Bank' and help with raising awareness about food poverty. As a Rights Respecting school, we value our input in helping other children access Article 24 of the UNCRC - 'the right for all children to access good quality healthcare, healthy food and clean water'.
We are very grateful, and thank our parents and the school community for the overwhelming response.
This year our school counsellors are:
Year 6 Counsellors
In Year 6, the school counsellors are Zenia and Christos.
Zenia: I am the school counsellor for Year 6. Year 6 is a very important year as the older children in school, I feel it will be our responsibility to be good role models to the younger children. I believe I am a good role model as I am kind, respectful and helpful. I am confident and can bring good ideas to the group and school like helping the school community, fundraising for important causes and improving the school environment.
Christos: I am the Year 6 school counsellor. I am a school counsellor because I think we can make a difference to the school and everyone around here. We can start by being king and respectful to one another, give ideas to the group and work together to help improve the school by making it more of a Rights Respecting school. I value what others say and listen to their suggestions and am really keen to protect our environment.
Year 5 Counsellors
In Year 5, the school counsellors are Irina and Sham.
Irina: I am the year 5 school counsellor. I am a school counsellor because I am talented and can speak up when given the opportunity. I want the school to be a better place for all children and I can help in doing so. I want to be able to fundraise and make our school more colourful, have more non-uniform days and plant more trees around our school.
Sham: I am the school counsellor for Ash class, Year 5. I am a school counsellor because my friends and I thought that I would be the right person for the job. As a school counsellor, I would like to fundraise for school equipment and help to improve behaviour around school, especially in the school library and how we treat books around the place.
Year 4 Counsellors
In Year 4, the school counsellors are Bahar and Zaki.
Bahar: I am the school counsellor for Year 4. I became a school counsellor becusie I want to represent my class in school and help make changes. I believe that I am the best person for this role because I am respectful and I listen to other's opinions. I have some great ideas to improve the school for example there could be librarians from each class and class monitors for the cloakroom to ensure everybody behaves in the cloakroom.
Zaki: I am the Year 4 school counsellor. I am a school counsellor because I want to help our school environment and ensure people are kind to each other. I can bring our classes together to work for a common goal and like to improve the school environment by making it brighter.
Year 3 Counsellors
In Year 3, the school counsellors are Jessica and Raveen.
Jessica: I am the school counsellor for Year 3. I would like the school to be a happy and fun place for all children and to work together to make that happen. I want to be helpful and kind to everyone.
Raveen: I am a school counsellor from Birch class, Year 3. I am a counsellor because I want other people to be kind to each other. I am good at reading, writing, speaking and helping. I want to help with ensuing there is better social distancing and also start a book club.
Year 2 Counsellors
In Year 2, the school counsellors are Layan and Farian.
Layan: I am a school counsellor because I am respectful and kind. I am confident and I can speak up when given the opportunity. I want to work together with the classes to create signs around the school and in the playground.
Farian: I am a school counsellor because I can help the people in school and in my community. I enjoy fundraising and helping to raise money for good causes.
Year 1 Counsellors
In Year 1, the school counsellors are Layan and Winston.
Layan: I wanted to be a school counsellor so that I can help the children in my class and my school. I want the class to paint a picture every week and put it on the wall like decorations.
Winston: I am a school counsellor because I want to make the school a little better by decorating the school a bit and to help other children in my class.