School Council

Welcome to the Loreto School Council webpage, written by the students for the students. We make sure that all Loreto students have a voice about what goes on in our school, whether it’s by suggesting a different way of doing things or just raising a query about things that affect the student body. We also help the teachers who run the school, as they get our opinions on any new ideas they are considering. We are also involved in interviews for new teachers.

We meet once a week, every Monday afternoon for about half an hour. Every meeting is minuted, and the minutes are distributed to every form. We also expect our reps to discuss with their forms the issues which are most relevant to them. If we arrange any events for the students, we make sure that posters or notes about these are put into registers.

Sometimes the Council meets as a whole group to discuss points that pupils from each form have raised with their reps. These might include issues relating to the canteen, maintenance, clubs and school uniform. Sometimes we meet as subcommittees. One group organises fund raising events. Another group works on the school website. There is also a group working on whole school inter-form activities, and a group working on promoting sustainable travel.

The School Council reaches decisions on the matters it discusses by holding a votes supervised by the Chairperson. We may vote about whether we think an issue should get any more attention, or what we think we should do next. Sometimes we may vote that one of our reps should arrange to meet with a relevant member of staff to discuss an issue on our behalf.

The school council makes sure that it takes action in response to the decisions it makes. We work as a team in an organised, efficient and prompt manner. We expect each member of the council to play to her own strengths, but everyone must contribute in some way otherwise we won’t achieve as much as we want to.

School Council Representatives are elected once a year. First of all pupils are nominated by their form groups. If they are happy to take on the role, they will explain to their form why they think they should be given this responsibility, then a vote will take place.

The School Council Representatives for 2018-2019 are:


7F Caitlin Cullen
7J Yasmin Meadows
7S : Ivany Jimmy and Gabriela Gomez Pavon.
7T Serena Oduka and Sophia Brown
7Y Ruby Ward
8F Flo O’Byrne
8J Alannah Finn
8S: Maya Gil and Helga Hadalin
8T Lisa Vilceanu and Lottie McCallum
8Y: Lexie Mawdsley and Orla Tierney
9F: Lara Maynard and Jada Keelson
9J: Phoebe Hammond and Anastasia Tataryn
9S: Leila Nymande and Aoife Butler
9T: Amelia Lynne and Henrietta Algaard
9Y: Philippa Green and Milly Hayes
10F: Natasha Fambisai Chipunda and Lottie Moulton
10J: Jada Sandy and Tisha Bhobho
10S: Caroline Caldiera and Meja Paleckyte
10T :Laura Marcy
10Y: Natalia Choppin
11F: Michala Powell
11J: Georgia Hall
11S: Aoife Darcy and Rose Dolan
11T: Jem Sey and Elisha Assaf
11Y: Scarlett Brown
Year Twelve
Simone Gbedemah
Melinda Ratkoceri
Jennifer McCallum
Sophia Roche
Year Thirteen
Annabel Castello and Sophie Rushby
Abigail Keaney
Rebecca Anderson
Sharone Kallinga
Maria Hunt
Naomi Holt
Emily Buckman


Page updated October 2018