Newtownhamilton High School 
Every Child An Important Child 
Newtownhamilton High School 
Every Child An Important Child 
Student Council 
 
 

Student Council Overview 

In 2014 Newtownhamilton High School embarked on an exciting journey to develop and nurture a Student Council as a means for students to have their voice heard in the practical running of the school. Over the past 6 years a group of elected students have represented the views and opinions of all our students to forge an inclusive, safe, fun and positive learning environment. 
 
The Student Council body is compiled from four representatives in each year group. Year 12 students have the opportunity to be voted in as Chairperson and Treasurer, while Year 11 students can apply for the post of Vice-Chairperson and Secretary. 
 
Meeting are held approximately once per month. Since 2004 the Student Council has been involved in a variety of activities including charity fund raising and school facilities improvement as well as engaging with the local school community. 
 
Through projects and activities, student councils work to: 
 
PROMOTE CITIZENSHIP 
PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP 
PROMOTE LEADERSHIP 
PROMOTE HUMAN RELATIONS 
PROMOTE CULTURAL VALUES 
 
PROMOTE CITIZENSHIP 
By supporting and further developing democracy as a way of life 
By involving students in meaningful, purpose-oriented activities 
By helping each student develop a sincere regard for law and order appropriate to this democratic society 
By leading each individual in developing a sense of personal responsibility and earned self-respect 
 
PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP 
By contributing to the total educational growth of all students in the school 
By providing experience in genuine problem-solving procedures 
By providing training and experiences in the skills and techniques of good citizenship and leadership to prepare articulate citizens and leaders for a progressing society 
 
PROMOTE LEADERSHIP 
By providing young people with the power and right to speak and, especially, the power, right and privilege of being heard by those in authority 
By promoting opportunities for leadership among student body members 
By utilizing the ideas and support of students in solving relevant school problems 
 
PROMOTE HUMAN RELATIONS 
By helping create harmonious relationships 
By nurturing friendships in the interest of the general welfare 
By helping young people further realize their full potential 
 
PROMOTE CULTURAL VALUES 
By sparking school loyalty, pride and individual student development 
By helping students earn and protect individual rights and responsibilities 
By selecting projects and activities which seek to achieve purposes which are significant in the life of the school community 
By giving young people deeper reasons for attending school and the stimulus for developing commitments to worthy goals 
By helping each student reach maximum educational growth and development 
 
 
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