At last, Abercrombie Academy will have its first Student Council, which will replace No Place for Hate. A Student Council is a representative structure through which students can become involved in the affairs of the school and in the community.
The Education Act of 1998 recognized that Student Councils are an increasingly common feature and have worked to the benefit of many schools. Students make a valuable contribution, and their involvement in the operation of the school is a valuable part of the education process.
A Student Council:
- provides an opportunity for students to engage in a structured partnership with teachers, parents and school administrators.
- create a sense of ownership of the school and its activities among the student population and the community.
- gives students an opportunity to acquire the sort of communication, planning and organizational skills which will be of benefit to them in their future lives.
- enables students to take responsibility for projects, and to demonstrate that they can manage and bring such projects to a successful conclusion.
- promotes an environment conducive to educational and personal development.
- promotes kindness, friendship, and respect among peers.
- represents the views of the students on matters of general concern to them.
Our representatives will be elected, from Grades 3-5, by their fellow classmates and will be responsible for informing the student body and staff of Abercrombie Academy’s community service. We look forward to our first Student Council meeting.