Listening to students:
A student council can listen to the views, opinions and ideas of all students in the school
Representing student views:
A student council can represent students’ views and it can be a forum for students concerns to be addressed. It can also air students’ difficulties which may not otherwise come to light. It can bring views and concerns of students forward to management and teachers in a diplomatic way
A Consultative Body:
A student council could have a consultative role. Students could be consulted prior to the implementation of new school policies i.e. uniforms, bulling, sports etc.
Contributing to developing policy:
A student council can contribute to the development of school policies
Providers of information:
A student council should provide management with information; they should voice student concerns and provide management with ideas and solutions to problems
A communication channel:
The student council can provide management with information about the opinions of the student body and give feedback to the student body from management.
The student council can provide support on a confidential basis for students with problems
An educational opportunity:
A student council can be a learning tool; students can learn to think critically through involvement with the student council
Improving school’s atmosphere:
A student council can create a positive school atmosphere by providing students with a sense of ownership; it can make the school more pleasant and fun
Establishing links with the wider community:
A student council can establish links with the wider community
Improving school conditions/facilities for students:
A student council can improve the day-to-day conditions for students
Raising student’s awareness of ‘bigger’ issues:
A student council can raise awareness of social issues such as poverty, the environment, health, peer pressure etc.
A student council can be a partner with management, staff and parents in the running of the school
Student Representative Council 2015-2016
Head Prefect: John Leonard
Deputy Head Prefect: Nicole Mullen
6th Year: Joe Gavin, Daniel Thompson, Ronan King, David Jelistratovs, Fergal McGuirk.
5th Year: Daniel Freeman, Ella Daly, Tiernan Monaghan, Mathew Newell, Eoin Reavey, Mark Reavey, Nicole Greenan.
LCA: Niamh Brogan
TY: Hannah McCaughey, Puthita Nolan, Henry Hipwell, Ciara Murphy
Exchange Students: Annika Schiling
3rd Year: Katie McKenna. Maitiu Monaghan, Dwayne Reavey.
2nd Year: Aivaras Juchevicius, Stephen McCluskey, Karolina Mikalauska.
1st Year: Hannah Mealiff, Ferne Monaghan, Finn Clerkin.