RCL

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.

Duties of the RCL

Chairperson:

  • This learner will be responsible for the overall leadership within the RCL.

  • This learner will be the spokesperson for the RCL at school governance level, as well as learner leadership.

Vice Chairperson:

  • This learner will assist the chairperson with their roles and responsibilities.

Secretary:

  • This learner will be responsible for the administration of the RCL.

Treasurer:

  • This learner will be responsible for managing the finances of the RCL.

PORTFOLIO - Connecting FHS:

  • This portfolio’s responsibility is communication within the school.

  • The learners within this portfolio will be responsible for communicating all proposal feedback to the school.

  • The learners within this portfolio will be responsible for communicating all RCL related projects and events.

  • The class representatives will be the responsibility of this portfolio.

  • This portfolio will be responsible for liaising with other learner leadership bodies, sport and cultural bodies, and the Parent Forum.

PORTFOLIO - The Care Bears:

  • This portfolio’s responsibility is service.

  • The learners within this portfolio will be responsible for service within the school to create a caring environment.

  • The learners within this portfolio will be responsible for serving the community.

PORTFOLIO - Pride and Unity:

  • This portfolio’s responsibility is to ensure that all learners and staff feel part of a greater Fairmont Family.

  • The learners within this portfolio will be responsible for instilling a feeling of pride for our school.

PORTFOLIO - Can We Fix It:

  • This portfolio’s responsibility is to ensure that the facilities at the school are conducive to learning, sports and culture for all learners.