At St Monica we have a unique Pupil Parliament that sits every Friday at 10am.
As a whole school of ‘MP’s’ we meet as KS1 and KS2 weekly.
It is how we ensure Pupil Voice is heard and a way of supporting ‘democracy in action’.
We have a weekly agenda which always addresses matters arising from the previous week.
A typical agenda will look like this;
1. Matters arising from previous parliament session
2. Update from Junior Road Safety Officers
3. Debating and discussing improving the environment – Eco Leaders
4. Fund raising – pupils sharing their fundraising – next event and how we can support
5. Hands up Pupil Parliament survey where children raise hand to ‘strongly agree’ ‘agree’ disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’ around a statement e.g. I feel I have made good progress in my learning so far this year or I believe most children in school are kind
6. AOB and points for the next parliament session – to go away and think about
A recent vote was held to decide which charity we would wear Christmas Jumpers for. The Pupil MPs came up with about 10 possible charities to vote for and the outcome was that the largest number of MPs wanted to raise money for a cancer charity.
One of the pupils shared her story – she had had her hair cut off to support wig making for children with cancer.
If you would like to know more about the Pupil Parliament sessions then please see our website weekly updates.
"Thank you to @ItchenCollege sports students who delivered some outstanding sessions to our Y6 pupils today! #stmonicasportsnews" monica_primary May 24, 2019 2:48 pm
"The St Monica Athletics Team have qualified for 9 of the track finals at the City Athletics Championships this afternoon! Well done team!! #stmonicasportsnews" monica_primary May 21, 2019 12:59 pm
"Well done to our lovely Year 6 pupils who finished their SATs yesterday. They celebrated this morning with a bacon sandwich and an Add Rainbow to their Uniform day today raising money for their Leavers Assembly #Year6areamazing 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟" monica_primary May 17, 2019 2:02 pm
"Year 6 are currently half way through their SATs. They have been brilliant and we wish them lots of luck for the rest of this week. #Year6areamazing" monica_primary May 14, 2019 10:00 am
"Some of our lovely Y5 pupils are at Blashford Lakes today! The weather may not be great (photo not from today!!) but they have their wellies on and are excited to become Geographers for the day! #adventureisoutthere #younggeographers ☁️🌧🍃🌳🐛 https://t.co/ifj1uFWIpn" monica_primary May 9, 2019 9:54 am
"We have been joined by @ZooLabUK twice this week. Tuesday Y4 got to see some exotic creatures and EYFS enjoyed all the different creatures they got to see today. 🕷🐍 #zoolabuk #creepycrawlies" monica_primary May 2, 2019 10:56 am
"Second session after school today with @showcasevoices! Our pupils who attend are really looking forward to it! #singyourheartout #stmonicachoirs https://t.co/1xPe9CCojw" monica_primary May 2, 2019 8:35 am
"Year 6 Parent Reps, helpers and pupils cannot wait to welcome you all to their Easter Trail this afternoon to raise money for our Year 6 Leaving Disco. #EasterTrail #Year6 #endofterm https://t.co/9tDnerwFzA" monica_primary April 5, 2019 1:56 pm
"Year 5 had an amazing Viking themed day yesterday! Wonderful Viking fancy dress and some amazing boats!! #Vikingforaday #year5 #imagination https://t.co/YuQBssxmnw" monica_primary April 5, 2019 10:11 am
"Year 3 are having an amazing day for their Ancient Eygpt themed day with @TreehouseTheatr #ancientegypt" monica_primary April 4, 2019 10:48 am
St Monica Primary School rewards our
pupils on their good behaviour with points
and at the end of term, we award prizes
to the house with the most points.
St Monica Primary School
Bay Road Sholing
Southampton SO19 8EZ