"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others." Douglas MacArthur
As part of our drive this year to support the local community and charities close to our hearts here at Downsview. We decided to take a break from Love in a box and focus on some of our less fortunate community and create our own Giving tree for Xmas gifts. The school is working with a charity to provide Xmas gifts to children who are living in poverty.
The Junior Governors have created giving cards specifying the gender, age range and suggested gift for the child- these cards can be found hanging on the trees in the office.
If you wish to join us in giving this year, please visit the office as a family and choose a child to gift to, purchase a gift, wrap it up, attach the gift label and finally add it to the box in the office by Friday 9th December.
The charity will then collect and distribute to local families in time for Xmas. What a wonderful opportunity for our children to gift to those less fortunate.
The Junior governors thank you in advance for your donations and cannot wait to see if this will be as popular as our Love in a box appeal was.
Heads of the Junior Governors
We are extremely excited to announce the Headies for this year. These roles are very prestigious and hold a large amount of responsibility. The Y6 children leading the Junior Governors, are respectful, driven, resilient, trustworthy, good communicators and committed to pupil voice.
Please welcome our new Headies...
One child from each class, from years 2 to 5, are elected by their classmates each year to represent their class at Junior Governor meetings. They meet over the course of each term, where the Headies go through an agenda, discussing different ways they can improve the school even further and representing the views of all pupils. Junior Governors will be involved in running assemblies, working together to raise money for the school and charities. They will also meet and work with our Board of Governors.
We have over 20 pupils from years 5 and 6 with Playground Leader responsibilities. They are out in the playgrounds every lunchtime carrying out their duties. Their main responsibilities are to help the lunchtime supervisors to set out and clear away the playground equipment; to help children have fun at lunchtime play and to help those children who may be finding lunchtime play a little difficult.
Dinner Detectives help and encourage children to make healthy choices at lunchtimes. They award stickers to children with healthy packed lunches and those who have chosen healthy options from the school lunch menu. They also help the lunchtime supervisors to get each class ready as their turn for lunch approaches.
The Eco-committee is a group of children who help our school to be eco-friendlier. They present "Eco" assemblies every term; they hold competitions to promote ways to "save the environment" and they collect all the recyclables from each class. They have helped our school achieve the silver eco award and are working towards the final green award.