Children's Roles and Responsibilities

At Abercanaid, our children have many roles and responsibilities around the school. Here are some of the titles that our children have earned.

Head Boy and Girl

Deputy Head Boy and Girl

At the beginning of the year, our Year 6 children had the opportunity to apply to become our head boy and girl. They had to produce a speech to deliver to the whole school and be voted for by all of the children.

Our head and deputy boys and girls are involved in lots of the decisions made in school, working closely with Mrs. Edwards (Head) to run the school as well as delegating jobs to other children in their class so that our school works brilliantly as one big team.

School Council


Our School council are involved in lots of the decision making that takes place in school, specifically the decisions affecting the children including raising funds and charity events and deciding how the money raised should best be spent to benefit all of the children here at Abercanaid.

These children had to prepare a speech and were voted by their class mates to represent each class in the school.

At Abercanaid, our Eco-Council are in charge of improving our school environment and the impact our actions have on the earth's environment.

Please click on the Eco-Council bubble to see more.

Digital Leaders - this year Miss Baker is running our digital leaders which also have an after school club on a Tuesday. They are in charge of looking after all our digital equipment, finding out about new games and apps and keeping everyone safe online.

This is run by Mrs. Haines (HLTA) who works closely with each class to improve our schools health.

Every day, the whole school is involved in 20 minutes of fitness where we do a range of activities such as circuits, running and dance.

We also have a fruit tuck shop which is run by the Year 6 children and allows the children to purchase healthy snacks at playtime.

Please click on the Healthy Schools bubble to see more.

Our Junior Road Safety Officers this year have the important role of working with Mrs Jones to make sure the school and surround areas are safe for all pedestrians. We have pupils from both Year 6 and Year 5 this year.

We have a very special new council this year.... let me introduce you to the Curriculum Council! They will be given a range of top secret tasks to do by Mrs Edwards.

Our Criw Cymraeg help Mrs Chilcott to encourage lots of Welsh language to be spoken during school time.

Finally, we have our house captains for Ty Coch, Glas and Melyn. We also have playground leaders who create exciting games and activities during our Fitness time.