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2017/18 School Council

School CouncilCongratulations to all the pupils who have been elected for this year’s Class and Year Forum Representatives 2017/18. They have been busy discussing many aspects of school life, including the posibility of changing our current school uniform for the future. Representatives from each Year Forum have been elected for the School Council, under the leadership of this year’s Head Pupils. Congratulations to all of them and best wishes for their role over the year. They have already shown great skills and commitment in arranging a number of activities including supporting Jeanes for Genes and Macmillan last half term; and this half term’s anti-bullying week and Children in Need. Thank you for all their efforts and for the support given to them.

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Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy Head Pupils 2017/18

Head PupilsCongratulations to Rhydian Jones and Mali Sion from Year 13 who have been elected as this year’s Head Boy and Head Girl (2017/18). Meredydd Walker and Eve Jones were also elected Deputy Head Pupils. Their work has already begun, including the process of chairing and leading the School Council and school activities and priorities. The quality of the presentations this year were very high by everyone taking part – well done! We look forward to the work from your lead pupils over the year.



Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy School Council 2016/17

School CouncilAt the beginning of the Autumn Term 2016 representatives from each class were elected to sit on the Year Forums from Year 7 to Year 13. These Forums have then eleced their representatives for this year’s School Council. This is the group of learners who will lead on Pupil Voice at the school. Congratulations to each one of them for being elected by their peers for these essential forums! We wish them all the best as they take on these important roles over the year.

This year the Council’s work will include:

- Representing the pupils on the School Governing Body – Leusa Ellis and Russell Wingfield our Head Boy and Head Girl have been elected this year to take on this role;
- Representing pupils in the monthly meetings with Sodexo who manage the school site and catering – Rosie Pearson has been elected to this role;
- Acting on the Council’’s Development Plan – one of the things the 2015/16 Council put in place for their successors;
- Meeting to arrange specific events e.g. Children in Need 18/11/16;
- Identifying good causes and charities to support to include: Macmillan Cancer Care, Jeans for Genes, Christmas Child Box Appeal ...
- Reviewing and helping to implement the school Anti-bullying policy;
- The opportunity to meet and discuss key aspects of pupils’ experiences at the school;
- And much more!

National Quality Award from the Welsh Healthy Schools Scheme

Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy have recently been awarded the National Quality Award from the Welsh Healthy Schools Scheme following a 2 day visit by representatives from the Welsh Government. Pupils from the School Council, Healthy Schools (BOBs) Group, Sports Council and Eco Council presented the school’s work in promoting wellbeing at the school. Some of the strengths noted in the report are the: ‘The very well organised and successful school council’; “student participation across the age range of the school and the mature way these groups deal with their work”; and “the behaviour and courtesy of students.” The role of key partners in the school such as the school nurse, Mrs Sian Edwards and School Counsellor, Ms Jill Riley were also recognised. The work of the Physical Education department, including the range of extracurricular activities provided was also noted as a strength in the report.

In the feedback to pupils contained in the report, Mrs Eurwen Hulmston said: “You were very welcoming and open in your discussions and the behaviour of all students was outstanding - polite, cheerful and welcoming. A calm and happy atmosphere at Dyffryn Conwy is indicative I believe, of the fact that the students feel happy and safe at school.” She also added that: “student participation in school is particularly high and it is good to see young people who are so willing to share their time, skills and maturity with others to help them live healthier and safer lives. The work of the Sex Education Buddies, the Sports Ambassadors, the school council, the BOB's and 6th form teams was extremely good. Well done all of you.” Pupils and staff were delighted that the hard work, contributions and behaviour of the pupils had been recognised in this very positive report. We would like to thank Mrs Wendy Ostler, Conwy’s support officer for helping us as well as Mrs Ann Davies, the school’s Health Education Co-ordinator and Assistant Head Miss Llio Japheth for all their work in preparing for and co-ordinating the visit, as well as to the pupils, staff and partners of the school who were part of the two days’ visit.
The school will receive their award at a ceremony on the 14th of July held by Conwy Authority. The full report can be accessed here.