The school have two councils. Both have pupil representatives from years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and also a link governor. The councils hold meetings at least twice a term to organise events, activities, fund raising events and also listen to other pupil's ideas about what they would like for the school, developing the school and it's environment.
Here are the members of the school council this year:
Ysgol Hafodwenog makes every effort to look after our environment and our world in every aspect of the school’s life. We have an Eco Council group who take their responsibilities seriously, by doing their very best to raise the children’s and the community’s awareness of issues concerning eco matters.
Ysgol Hafodwenog’s Eco Code
- Respect the school’s environment, indoor and outdoor, along with the community’s environment.
- Turn the lights off when no one is using them.
- Put rubbish in the recycling bins whenever possible.
- Close doors to keep the building warm.
- Turn the taps off and do not waste water.
- Walk to school if possible.
- Respect the plants which are around our school
- Breakfast Club- The Breakfast Club is free and available to all children who attend the school It is open from 8:15 to 8:50 every morning. This provision follows National Requirements. The children receive a nutritious, healthy, tasty breakfast which gives them a good start to the busy day ahead of them!
- Lunch – The children’s school meals are prepared and cooked by our on-site school cook and wherever possible, vegetables from the school’s garden are used as a part of the children’s meals.
- Brushing our teeth – The school has been a part of the SMILE Project for 18 months. We were recently awarded the Gold Award by Mark Drakeford the minister for Health. The children brush their teeth daily and are becoming increasingly independent whilst doing so.
- Physical Education, Swimming Session, and Dragon Sports Club – All children receive one hour of Physical Education along with swimming lessons. The school visits Newcastle Emlyn’s Swimming Pool for swimming lessons, all children attend these sessons. Dragon Sports Club is also held every Wednesday afternoon after school. For more information please see the ‘Clubs’ section.
- Fruit Shop – The fruit shop is open daily and offers a range of fresh fruit to children. A crew of year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children have taken responsibility for the shop. They are responsible for ordering fruit from a local business and take care of budgetary requirements. All efforts are made to ensure that fruits which are bought are those which support Fairtrade.
The School has a hard-working Fairtrade steering group who meet regularly to share ideas and plan events and activities to raise awareness of Fairtrade issues to members of the school and of the wider community. Their aim also is to raise money for charities which are involved in matters concerning Fairtrade, such as the charity TraidCraft.