The 11 Kimberley School Student Council Reps are in place and are meeting regularly to work on any issues pupils have to make the school a better place.
Each tutor group has also elected a representative who will provide a vital line of communication between the tutor group and the Student Council, ensuring all pupils’ ideas are heard.
We are in the process of appointing our Eco-Reps. The aim is to establish a smaller, but committed team who will bring suggestions of how our school could become more ecologically sound and bring these ideas to fruition through new projects and initiatives in the very near future. The job of emptying the recycling bins will obviously still continue, but will be carried out by the pupils working on student reception on a daily basis.
You can also follow updates from the Student Council via our Twitter account: @KimberleySV
Our First Year at The Kimberley School
Before we started here we were all very nervous and didn’t know what to expect; we thought we would get lost and ‘the big kids’ would be mean, but it is the total opposite! On our first day, everybody was so welcoming and helped us around the school. You get to meet new people and become the best of friends; it is a wonderful feeling and is a new chapter in our book of life. All the teachers are helpful and push you to the best of your abilities. You will feel comfortable and, if you’re feeling down, there is always somewhere to go and someone to help you. There are lots of opportunities to try something new in all subjects and discover a side to you, you never knew existed.
As your Student Voice, we have been working hard to fix the problem of bullying in The Kimberley School. So far, we have done surveys which you can find here:
We have also done assemblies to tell everyone what we have been doing to help people here. We are concentrating on posters to put around the school so we can get the anti-bullying message out to everyone.
There is an email that covers bullying so, if you need help, email here anonymously:
We hope that we can help you out the best we can and get the job done.
What is the school council?
The Kimberley School Student Council are a chosen and trusted group who regularly discuss ideas and improvements for The Kimberley School. They are from years 7 – 11 and to apply each year, you must fill in an application about why you deserve to be in the School Council and then the Head Boy and Girl of Sixth Form select the successful applicants.
The School Council is run by Miss Coles and together we plan assemblies and help make the school a better place. We regularly debate topics suggested by students and discuss upcoming events. We take action to make sure that students are happy and the contributions we have made to the school have already helped many pupils.
We meet with the Head Girl and Boy to discuss our ideas, which they pass on to Mr George (The Head Teacher of the Kimberley school.) An example of a contribution we have made to the school this year is putting pegs on the back of toilet doors, as it was requested by many pupils and we made it happen.
Here in Student Council, we also partly govern what happens in some of the school assemblies including: Black History Month, International Men’s Day, Drug Awareness, Diversity, LGBTQ+ history month, and International Women’s Day. We have made a large contribution to all of these assemblies and many more to come. We converse as a group and collectively decide what the assembly should include. We also review student feedback and surveys, then adapt and change our ideas based upon the students’ ideas.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to come and speak to us and we will do our best to make your voice heard.
The Kimberley School Student Council
Debate Club meets every Tuesday lunchtime in the LRC to discuss topics that we choose once every two weeks. We spend a fortnight on a certain topic: one week for research and planning and one week to express your ideas. Students take two sides: for or against and use the internet (or other resources) to write their argument. When planning, each side has to come up with clever ways to expose the opponent.
On Week A, you will get to put forward your debate. Four people from each side will debate against each other. You will have two minutes to perform your debate and after every one has debated you will have questions asked about what you’ve said. At the end of the debate you can tell Miss Coles your debate ideas and in future we are planning to debate against other schools in the area.
If you would like to join Debate Club, please come along to the LRC on Tuesdays at 12:30
The Kimberley School Student Council