"Kind hands, kind feet, kind voices"
The Student Council was formed to enable students to become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and it's students. The Student Council is made up of boys and girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes.
Role of the Student Council:
- To enhance communication between students, management, staff and parents
- To promote an environment conducive to educational and personal development
- To promote friendship and respect among pupils
- To support the management and staff in the development of the school
- To represent the views of the students on matters of general concern to them
Student Council Activities:
The student council will engage in a range of activities, including, but not limitied to:
- Attending monthly meetings with the Student Council co-ordinator
- Checking class suggestion boxes and relaying suggestions to the Student Council co-ordinator
- Devising activities to raise funds for the school
- Helping out at Bake Sales and other school events
- Devising an anti-bullying slogan for the school and creating posters to relay that message to other students.
- Liasing with students and staff
- Litter Wardens
- School Librarians
Student Council News
On September 29th the Student Council helped organise a Bake Sale to raise funds for the school. They received and laid out the food, sold baked goods and organised the tidy up afterwards. Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed..your support is greatly appreciated.
Student Council Meeting 11-10-17
We had our first official Student Council today, during which we discussed the role of the Student Council and delegated responsiblilities. Here are some of the things we decided on:
- Litter Wardens: Darragh, Claudine and Jesse will be wardens at small break and Katie, Fardeen and Saoirse will be wardens at lunch.
- Librarians: Katie and Sean are responsible for ensuring the library is kept in order. The will check and tidy it every Friday
- Suggestion boxes: Each classroom from 1st-6th will have a suggestion box, where pupils can express concerns, share ideas or suggest ways of improving the school.
- Anti-bullying Slogan and Posters: The student council decided on "Kind hands, kind feet, kind voices" as the school anti-bullying slogan. They will each make a poster to relay this message and they will be placed around the school.
- Bake sale feedback: Members felt the bake sale went really well, but decided they needed to be more organised at the start to ensure everyone gets back their own tins. They also suggested that the Student Council invest in lots of sandwich bags and keep them just for bake sales.
Student Council Meeting 25-10-17
The main objective of this meeting was to read and discuss the contents of the suggestion boxes that have been placed in the classrooms. The purpose of the suggestion boxes is to enable pupils to share their concerns and ideas for improving the school. We gained so much from reading the feedback so keep the ideas rolling in!! Here are some examples of what students are suggesting so far:
1. Can we have a girls football team?
2. Get more foam footballs for the yard
3. More bake sales and colours days
4. Make sure there is no bullying in the school
5. Treat everyone fairly
Having read and discussed the suggestions we spoke to the classes about their ideas and answered any questions that people had.
During this meeting we gathered together the anti-bullying posters that we made incorporating our school slogan "Kind hands, kind feet, king voices". Here is a sample of the posters!