When children join St Louis they automatically become a member of one of our four houses: Gray (red), Milton (green), Wordsworth (yellow), Keats (blue).
Each September, pupils from Year 6 put themselves forward for election as Captain and Vice Captain. The members of their House elect them and the successful candidates then lead and represent their houses throughout the year. These elections help to develop our pupils’ self confidence, speaking skills, gives a real purpose for their Literacy skills and helps the understanding of democracy. The House and Vice captains make promises before the whole school at a special assembly and their parents are invited to join us for the occasion. Refreshments are then served. This helps the children to understand the idea of commitment and service to others.
Each class also elects two children to represent them on the school council. They make decisions about playground equipment, refurbishment of areas, e.g. toilets and deal with bullying and behaviour issues as part of our Restorative Justice system. The School Council meets once per half term during school hours. Pupils and staff take it in turn to chair the meetings and minutes are kept as a record of discussion.