The pupils' representatives

The pupils' representatives of the Primary School meet three to four times a year with teachers and the school management. Occasionally, a Secondary School educational advisor is also present at these meetings, when, for instance, the smooth transition from the 5th Primary School to the 1st year Secondary School is discussed.

Schedule
The class representatives of the 4th and 5th years of the Primary School and their deputies are invited to these meetings. The agenda is a combination of topics proposed beforehand by the pupils' representatives and of items suggested by the school management. A member of staff from the Primary School's office is also present in order to take minutes of the content and outcomes of the meeting. At the start of each meeting, the minutes of the previous meeting are submitted for approval.

Tasks
The pupils' council represents the interests and rights of the pupils in the Primary School. In several areas, it is actively involved in shaping school life. Representing the interests of fellow pupils in the regularly held meetings with representatives of the school management is the most important task of the pupils' representatives. Pupils may discuss problems and concerns with their pupils' representatives at any time. The pupils' representatives are then responsible for filtering, sorting and presenting the relevant issues in the conferences. This also includes the discussion of proposed solutions with representatives of the school management. The class representatives and their deputies are also responsible for informing their fellow pupils regularly about their work and the results. The permanent interaction between the school management, the pupils' representatives and the fellow pupils guarantees continuity in the pupils' council's work during the entire school year.

Educational Value
The educational value of the cooperation between the school management and the representatives of the pupils cannot be rated highly enough in significance. One can learn about new perspectives and approaches as well as different ways of managing tasks and solving problems. The ways in which the sessions are organised make the pupils' representatives feel that the concerns of the pupils they represent are taken seriously. Name tags, diligently taken minutes and the presence of teaching staff, members of the school management and educational advisors add higher value to the meetings. This structure provides the basis not only for solving current problems, but also for accessing the many resources of the school community and making use of them in a positive manner.