Council is elected every year from the student body.
Here are some
of their great ideas:
" The Council decided to zone areas of the yard for skipping,
games, basketball etc. - this is working really well.
" The girls had great fund-raising ideas to raise money for
some much needed computer updating and repairs.
" The Council decided to get mini-fridges for each classroom
to keep our milk cool. This means we have less waste and more
girls are drinking the milk.
have picked out a lovely new table and benches for the yard where
we will play with outdoor chess sets and other board games.
have also sourced some lovely displays for our yard and playground
area and we will display the playground rules so everyone can
play safely and fairly.
Two members of our Council attend the Comhairle na nÓg
AGM in Croke Park every year. Here they get to meet with many
other student council members to discuss issues affecting young
student council was established to give the pupils of the school
a greater sense of ownership over their school and also to foster
improved relations between senior classes and between pupils and
teachers. It is made up of ten pupils; five from fifth class and
five from sixth class, all of whom were elected to sit on the
council by their peers. We meet on the first Monday of every month,
during lunch-time. In our meetings, we discuss suggestions left
in our suggestion box for possible changes to school policy and
practice. We also discuss any issues which the principal and /or
other teachers would like the pupils' opinion on and any issues
which the council itself would like to see changed in the school.
To date, the council has brought about the following agreed changes;
secured funding for the purchase of a school Gaelic football kit,
'show and tell' at weekly assemblies, decoration of fifth and
sixth class toilet areas, 'treat day' each Wednesday,where pupils
can take a break from the school's healthy lunch policy, student
council members have begun to act as mentors to younger classes
during yard-times. It is hoped that the student council will continue
to serve as a platform for the pupils to engage in democratic
discussion, thus preparing them somewhat for future citizenship.