The Student Council represents the voice of the students in our school. The Student Council helps share students; ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and the School Principal. It was first established in our school in 2017.
Every year, two students are elected from each class level to represent their peers on the Student Council. Pupils involved in the Student Council have the opportunity to develop important life skills such as planning events, communication skills and time management. Class councils are held regularly at each class level where the pupils have the opportunity to discuss ideas and advocate their views to their Student Council representatives. These are, in turn, discussed at Student Council meetings. Meetings are held monthly.
Role of the Student Council within the School Community:
- To promote the involvement of students in the affairs of our school.
- To improve school life for everybody.
- To enhance communication between students, management, staff and parents.
- To promote friendship and respect among pupils.
Over the past number of years the Student Council have organised many successful and enjoyable events and initiatives. Careers Week has been a firm favourite with pupils and teachers alike. Parents of children in the school were invited to come in and speak about their jobs. This was an informative and insightful experience for all involved. Friendship Friday has been another thoroughly enjoyable initiative. On one Friday of every month, pupils were encouraged to play with someone they had not played with before. It has encouraged new friendships and has helped to foster a more inclusive atmosphere in our school. The student council has also organised ‘fun days’ in June for the pupils of the school. On the 20th of November we celebrate Universal Children’s Day in our school. Universal Children’s Day recognises the importance of children; it promotes and celebrates children’s rights and awareness amongst all children. On this day they have also had an annual fundrasier for different charaties such as St. Vincent de Paul.
The Student Council 2022/2023 has now been established.