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A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Click on the CBBC Newsround icon to find out more about what a school council is and what it does.
This is a very helpful resource and gives us some great ideas on how to run our school council to be as effective as possible.

Representing Year 1: Simba & Logan

Representing Year 2: Finn & Elle

Representing Year 3: Mason & James

Representing Year 4: Jess & Francis

Representing Year 5: Gianluca & Thomas

Representing Year 6: Zach & Olivia

We collected a total of 222 shoeboxes this year! Thank you to all the families who helped with this! Our School Council visited the OCC warehouse to help sort and check the shoeboxes before they leave the UK ready to head to Europe and Africa.

Operation Christmas Child

So far we have collected 185 shoeboxes ready to be sent to children who otherwise would not receive any Christmas presents. On Wednesday 28th November we will visit the Operation Christmas Child warehouse to see what happens to the boxes when they leave our school.
The School Council visited the Operation Christmas Child warehouse in Speke to see what happens to all the boxes what we filled. They helped in all the stages from unloading a truck which had arrived with shoeboxes from Runcorn and The Wirral then they unpacked cages full of shoeboxes and sorted them according to age and gender. Next all the children were able to check a selection of shoeboxes to make sure they were filled with appropriate goodies to send to children who otherwise would not be receiving presents this year. Finally they filled a carton with 12 shoeboxes ready to load onto one of the trucks which will take the boxes to the airport.

The children behaved impeccably and a number of volunteers commented on how smart and polite they were. As always, they were a credit to Emmaus and yourselves.
We raised £240 with this School Council arranged event. The pupils wanted to raise money towards new playground equipment and 'wet play' toys. Eight members of staff were willing victims and the children found the whole spectacle hilarious!
This is just some of the playground equipment we purchased with the money raised by the Soak a Teacher event. They have all been gratefully received by the children at playtimes and lunchtimes. Thank you for helping to buy these items!

Operation Christmas Child


Our School Council worked hard to promote this campaign within the school. They planned and delivered a whole school assembly, stuck up posters around the school building to raise awareness, reminded their classmates to fill shoe boxes and then helped to load the van with over 200 shoe boxes.


Yet again Emmaus families have proved to be extremely generous and compassionate in thinking of others who, this Christmas, will not receive any gifts. We supported Operation Christmas Child by bringing in shoe boxes filled with presents for children aged 2-14 years. Class 3CB helped the School Council to carry these boxes to the van which transported them on the first leg of their journey, to the OCC warehouse in Speke. On Wednesday the School Council will visit the warehouse and learn what happens to boxes after they leave our school. Watch this space for more photographs!

Meeting Stephen Twigg, MP & Former Shadow Education Secretary


Our School Council and Schools' Parliament members met with Stephen Twigg when he visited Emmaus on Friday 3rd February. He spoke briefly with us and then answered lots of our very thoughtful and probing questions. It was really interesting to hear about his life split between West Derby, Liverpool and London as he works in both cities.



Last Year (2015-16)

Our new Mission Statement

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We now have a new school mission statement. Watch this video to find out what it means to us.

Operation Christmas Child - volunteering at the warehouse


Members of our School Council had the chance to see where our shoeboxes go when they leave the school. They unloaded shoeboxes, sorted them in to the appropriate gender and age categories, looked through to ensure they were full to the brim with safe and suitable items and even helped to count and record the number of shoeboxes on the pallet ready to load onto the lorries! It was a very busy morning and I was delighted to hear volunteers at the warehouse commenting on how well behaved and polite the Emmaus pupils were.


We discovered that a lorry will leave the warehouse on Saturday bound for Romania and that 18,000 shoeboxes need be checked and ready to transport to Liberia the following week.


If you haven't yet had a chance to fill a shoebox, please consider doing so.