Student Leadership

Student Leadership

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 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 2019/2020

  • Chairperson –                       Aoife Wallace
  • Deputy Chairperson –      Eva Green
  • Secretary –                            Megan Ross
  • Assistant Secretary –      Eva Hayes Whelan
  • Treasurer –                            Freya O’Hanlon & Ciara Kelley
  • P.R Officer –                          Katie O’Connor
  • Liaison Teacher –               Mr. I. Grace

The Class Representatives for 2019/2020

1st Year

  • Ciara Dixon 1B
  • Aoife Curran 1G
  • Zara Weafer 1M
  • Grace Saville 1T

2nd Year

  • Anna Doyle 2B
  • Eva Callan  2G
  • Mia Colgan 2M
  • Juliette Kelleher 2T

3rd Year

  • Hazel Umesi 3B
  • Emily Collins 3G
  • Evie Smith 3M
  • Beibhinn Collins 3T

4th Year

  • Emma Anghel 4B
  • Muireann Carey 4G
  • Ileri Adetuberu 4M
  • Kelechi Nnadi 4T

5th Year

  • Ciara Kelley 5B
  • Eva Hayes Whelan 5G
  • Clodagh Ting 5M
  • Eva Green 5T

6th Year

  • Megan Ross 5B
  • Freya O’Hanlon 5G
  • Aoife Wallace 5M
  • Katie O’Connor 5T