Coffee morning and play time equipment!

Last Wednesday, school council had the pleasure of hosting a parents coffee morning in the school hall. Here the parents had the opportunity to make requests about all the new equipment they would like the children to enjoy in the playground. We really enjoyed their company!

Since then we have been in the process of adding all new requests into the school. Some of the orders have already arrived and our children are already really enjoying them.

The things that have arrived are bouncy balls, skipping ropes and balance balls.

We will be sure to keep you updated, so stay tuned for more.

Thanks for reading, from everyone on the Council team.

Changes For The Better At St Thomas

Hello and welcome to the St Thomas Council Blog. Here you will be updated with all our new activities provided for the children at school.

One of the new things we have introduced is the “Going For Green” behaviour system and its reward. The class with the most well behaved children will earn a reward at the end of the term and all the children who have been well behaved throughout the school will earn a bronze, silver and eventually gold star badge to wear on their uniform.

Another new thing that has been introduced is the “Sports Star”. Every term, one student from each class is chosen by the teacher to be the sports star of the class. There is also a sports star of the school and every student who is the star of their class will earn a trophy.

The “Reflection Area” is a place for people to go when they want to reflect and it is a quiet and calm place.

While we already celebrated children’s attendance at St Thomas, we have begun to introduce an end of term reward for this to acknowledge the class who has the best attendance.

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to come back regularly for frequent updates on the Council’s acitivties.

Best wishes,

Riyaad, Louis and everyone at the St Thomas Council team.


Green Stickers

traffic lights

The School Council think that excellent behaviour should be recognised and encouraged, so every Friday ‘Green Stickers’ will be awarded to all children who have been on the Green Traffic Light for the whole week.  In addition to this, every half term, the class with the highest percentage of ‘Green Stickers’ will be awarded a treat (School Council are in the process of deciding what these treats will be).


Coffee Morning

The school council would like to thank all the parents who attended our coffee morning on Wednesday 9 March to discuss ways of improving our school.

Here are some of the suggestions;

  • Board game Club e.g. monopoly, scrabble
  • Extra Clubs & Activities
  • Communication with parents about clubs available
  • Option to pay for milk, snacks & dinner money for the full year
  • Some classes to leave via the hall at the end of the day
  • Visits to the mosque
  • Snacks – two people serving to save time
  • After school club
  • Parent taster sessions on the whole curriculum

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning 5

Coffee Morning


World Book Day

As you may be aware, it is World Book Day on Thursday 3 March 2016. The school council have decided that instead of the usual fancy dress day, for a contribution of £1.00 they would like a non-uniform day. The contributions will go towards purchasing new books to enhance our school library.

In addition to this, if your child has any books they no longer use, donations to our school library would be gratefully received.

Thank you for your continued support.