"FOR PUPILS BY PUPILS”
St Louis Ballymena’s motto "Ut Sint Unum” that we may all be one, reinforces our St Louis family value system and family centred approach to education. This motto also highlights our belief in the importance of Student Voice within our school. St Louis dedication to involving our students in our decision making process; contributes to this motto on a daily basis.
The aim of the School Council in St Louis Grammar Ballymena is to encourage all pupils to play an active, conscious,democratic role in their school community.
SCHOOL COUNCIL VISION:
"A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students”
(The following Vision statement has been created by School Council members)
Through the school Council it is our vision to:
Develop confident and articulate students who are willing and able to speak up about their ideas, and work together to put ideas into action
Good behaviour from students who are proud of their school and what it achieves
Students that are keen to learn and take responsibility for aspects of their learning
Improved learning and teaching (teachers who give students a say on their learning are more flexible, adaptable and able to meet the needs of students)
A happy and cohesive school community that raises aspirations for students at the school
Positive relationships between students and staff
Develop and evolve to meet the needs of all students and develop new strategies that encourage all students to submit ideas and opinions
All students should feel safe, involved, happy, confident, belonging, valued, comfortable, challenged, and motivated
That the council should involve students from each year group, both boys and girls and should value the opinion of all its members and all pupils in the whole school community; representing everyone equally regardless of gender, age or background
Through our vision and beliefs we aim to work towards our school community’s shared goals and aspirations and promote excellence, endeavour and empowerment.