STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION DECEMBER 2016
On 9th December 2016 we held a whole School Election for the election of this year’s class representatives for our Student Council. The whole Election process was undertaken in the format of a proper local Council Election. This was specifically to teach our pupils about democracy and the right to vote and also the legal formalities and requirements of an Election.
The Student Council Election was held in the School Hall which was laid out as a Polling Station for the day using the polling booths and Ballot boxes from the Wrexham Council Electoral Team. Polling cards and ballot papers were produced within the School and a secret ballot/vote was ensured through the issue of the ballot papers at the Polling station, the use of the Polling booth to vote and the placement of the ballot paper in the official ballot boxes.
Members of the existing Student Council organised and ran the whole day and conducted themselves superbly as classes came to the Hall to vote for their chosen representative. Pupils organised each Polling station themselves and also did the official count for each ballot box used during the election. This was all done very efficiently and in a professional manner.
Invited guests came along for the Declaration of Results session in the afternoon which included His Worship the Mayor Cllr John Pritchard, Mr Dave Hughes, Chair of Governor’s and Mr Harrison, Headteacher. Both the guests and pupils were involved in declaring the results of the votes.
We also welcomed representatives from Borras Community Primary School and they all enjoyed their visit to see how our election process works.
The day was an outstanding success and everyone involved displayed a highly professional approach to the whole process demonstrating an excellent example of good practice in organising a whole School Election.
Welcome to Ysgol Rhosnesni. It has been a very busy term with lots of activities and projects taking place across the school. We have welcomed students from our cluster primary schools to English Master Classes, launched the Arts Council Lead Creative Schools programme, held Mock Interview Day for Year 11 students and students are preparing for our school trip to Berlin on February 16th and our trip to Iceland in April.
Our Year 11 Parent Consultation Evening is on Wednesday 15th February between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at this important evening to discuss the progress and achievement of Year 11 students.
After a very busy half term we will be closing for the half term holiday on Friday 17th February at 3.00pm and re-open on Monday 27th February.
There will be a Maths Half Term School on Tuesday 21st February between 9.00am – 1.00pm. Every Year 11 student is encouraged to attend the Maths workshops. Details have been sent home.