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St Michael and St John's

Roman Catholic Primary School

Following the example of Jesus, together we learn, love and respect one another to be the best we can be.

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St Michael and St John's

Roman Catholic Primary School

Following the example of Jesus, together we learn, love and respect one another to be the best we can be.

School Council

New event - Friday 5th July - Sponsored Obstacle Run

Meet the team 2023-24

Student Council Action Plan 2023-24

Drawing Competition

The Student Council are collecting items for the local food bank until Thursday 19th October. Please send items in with your child and help make a difference to those less fortunate in our local community.

Shoe Boxes for Ukraine 

On Friday 24th November, Clitheroe Rotary Club came back to collect all the shoeboxes that the children had been bringing in. There were so many boxes all these Student Council members had to go back several times to take them out to the car. Well done SSMJ!

Shoeboxes for Ukraine


Food Bank Collection October 2023

Thank you very kindly for all of your Harvest donations to our local food bank. Ruth and the team were very overwhelmed by your generosity.
They are going to keep us updated with how many families have been fed with our donation.
Thank you
The Student Council

Meet the team 2022-23

Sponsored Colour Run (Friday 24th March)

Dear Parents and Carers,


We are very excited to be sharing a special event taking place at SSMJ on Friday 24th March.

The Student Council and The PTA are organising a ‘Sponsored Colour Run’ for the whole school. The event will take place on our school fields and it is all in aid of raising funds for iPads for the children to use in school, to enhance their learning.


The ‘Colour Run’ will involve a marked out course with different stations for the children to run through and have coloured powder paint thrown at them. (This will be thrown shoulders downwards to avoid any contact with children’s eyes. Children make choose to wear sunglasses or goggles on the day). The children will be able to choose to run through the station or run around to avoid the paint. The children will be encouraged to run as many laps as they can in their time slot.

If your child has any allergens, please inform you child’s class teacher.


We are asking children to wear old clothes for the run and if possible for them to wear a white t –shirt to show the coloured paint. We are also opening up the event to parents/guardians to come and run with your child on the day. Please see time slots below.


The PTA will be running a refreshment stall on the day to keep up those energy levels. Please remember your pennies.


Attached to this letter is a sponsor form. Please try to ask family and friends to sponsor you. They may want to sponsor per lap or a set amount.

Friday 24th March

Year 4, 5 and 6 – 1.45 – 2.15pm

Year 1, 2 and 3 – 2.15 – 2.45pm

EYFS - 2.45 - 3.15pm



Kind regards,


Mrs Thornton, The Student Council and The PTA.

Student Council Presentation to Governors (Autumn 2022)

The Student Council handing over the Harvest collection to The Ribble Valley Food Bank

Student Council Disco Tuesday 4th October

What is a School Council?


At St Michael and St John's RC Primary School, our School Council members are a highly valued group of children who represent the voice and opinions of all the children within our school.

Through our School Council we aim to develop young leadership skills, whilst supporting student democracy. Most importantly, our strong team of Councillors aim to promote the well-being of the children within our inclusive school.

The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.

How the School Council is run


We have an active School Council with two representatives from each year group, from Year 1 to Year 6. Each member applied for the role stating why and how they would make the best Student Councillor for their class and were then chosen by the lead teacher.

The school council is run and led by the children, supported by a member of staff, and takes an active role in making decisions and suggestions on behalf of the children in the school.

Members of the Council meet half termly, taking part in organising fund raising events, discussing issues related to the curriculum and taking suggestions from their class mates.

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