Representative Council for Learners
WHO ARE WE?
In accordance with the South African Schools Act, a Representative Council of Learners (RCL) is a legislative body that must be established at every public school who enrolls learners from Grades 8 and higher.
The RCL is a democratically elected learner leadership body that becomes the voice of, and represents all students in the school environment.
The RCL Pledge
I pledge myself to uphold the purposes of the Council to which I have been elected. I will uphold the school’s core values, maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, participation, discipline and service.
Roles and Responsibilities
To provide you, the learner, with an opportunity to participate in school governance and appropriate decision making.
To enable you, the learner, to contribute towards the improvement of the culture of learning and teaching in the school environment.
To uphold the core values of Fairmont High School - Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Service (RISE).
The specific responsibilities of the members of the body are outlined below:
Structure of the RCL
The RCL is made up of 20 learners; 4 from each grade.
A learner exective runs the RCL along with two Teacher Liason Officers.