The Student Council
In 2003 as a result of a series of questionnaires carried out with students, staff and parents a number of developmental priorities were chosen as needing immediate attention. The student body was anxious to have a Student Council as were many of the staff in order that the students would experience a greater sense of empowerment.
Mindful also of our obligations under the Education Act, a process of consultation with senior students and staff took place in order to arrive at a satisfactory Student Council Constitution where the aims and raison d’etre of the Council were clearly spelled out. The Student Council Constitution now in place had the approval of students, staff and Board of Management.
Elections for the first Student Council took place in October 2004 and resulted in the election of a representative from each class in the school, leading to a 24 member Council. Students have permission to canvass the week before the election and the sense of excitement created around the school is palpable. Voting takes place by secret ballot and candidates are elected by simple majority vote.
The Role of The Council
Council members take their duties seriously and requests from the Council to school authorities have generally been very well received. The Council each year focuses attention on raising items of concern to specific year groups as well as on events in “Spirit Week” – a special week of activities during May to raise morale and general pride and enjoyment in being part of this school.
Members of the Student Council endeavour to improve where possible the school and the daily lives of the students in a spirit of co-operative partnership.
The Student Council for 2016/2017 is:
Chairperson: Carolyn McCarthy
Deputy Chairperson: Holly Hayes
Secretary: Aisling Coase
Assistant Secretary: Alex Deasy
Treasurer: Éibhinn Linehan
P.R Coordinator: Deirbhle Fergus and Stephanie Fitzpatrick part of the PRO Team
Liaison Teacher: Mr. J. Bain
The Class Representatives for 2016/17 are:
1B – Grace Gray 1G – Cara Brady 1M – Maya McCann 1T – Maria Conaty
2B – Ciara Kelley 2G – Clodagh Ting 2M – Eve Golden 2T – Freja McDonald
3B – Molly Byrne: 3G – Fireanna O'Brien 3M – Amanda Lynch 3T – Mollie Lalor
4B – Grace Tiernan 4G – Deirbhle Fergus 4M – Megan Corscadden 4T – Sarah Bannon
5B – Holly Hayes 5G – Alex Deasy 5M – Éiblinn Linehan 5T – Aisling Coase
6B – Carolyn McCarthy 6G – Stephanie Fitzpatrick 6M – Aisling Moran 6T–Tara Montgomery