Aside from our School Values – Honesty, Courtesy, Respect and Endeavour – daily life at Edenhurst offers many opportunities for pupils’ moral and spiritual development.
Upon joining Edenhurst each pupil becomes a member of one of our three Houses – Bridgewater, Moorcroft and Wedgwood. If a sibling (or parent) has previously been in one of these houses, then the pupil will join the same one. Merits gained by each pupil count towards the House totals and the House Cup is awarded each term to the one that has gained the most merits for that term.
Here at Edenhurst, we value the opinions of the children in matters relating to the day-to-day running of the School. The School Council is a body of pupils whose business is to discuss such matters. It consists of the Form Captain from each of the Form 1, Form 2, Prep 3, Prep 4, Prep 5 and Prep 6 classes, together with one other elected representative from each of those classes. The Head Pupils are also members of the School Council.
The School Council meets three times per term, supervised and guided by the members of staff who help to run the council, to discuss a range of issues of their choosing. As a direct consequence of the discussion at the School Council, the playground space at break time has been extended to accommodate additional classes, and a Buddy System has been set up to provide a link between the Prep 6 and Reception children. The School Council are currently debating how best to spend an allocation of money from the EPTA.
In our last Inspection (2017) it was noted that ‘The school council, whose members are elected by the pupils, provides a good channel for pupils to participate in democratic decision making and to develop an effective understanding of the way society functions, and for their views to be taken into account by the school.‘