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Student Council

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Student Council 2021-2022

Purpose of the Student Council in St. Colman’s National School

St. Colman’s National School believes that students have a vital role to play in creating a positive and welcoming school environment conducive to learning and happiness. We believe that our Student Council plays a requisite role in achieving this.

The Role of the Student Council in St. Colman’s N.S.

The role of the Student Council is to:

  • provide an opportunity for pupils to voice their opinions and offer suggestions in relation to many aspects of school life, thereby playing a significant role in improving our school

  • encourage pupils to organise events in the school and to represent the school in a positive way during these events

  • act as a channel of communication within the school organisation, between pupils and between home and school

 

The Election Process


Students from Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class are invited to nominate themselves for a place on the Student Council. Each class teacher will discuss the roles and responsibilities of being on the council with their own class.  An election is then held in each class and two representatives from each class are awarded a seat on the Student Council for the duration of that academic year. The elected pupils are required to be active participants in the Student Council, to attend meetings regularly, participate in activities and be a role model for other students.


 
Student Council Meetings
 

Members meet once a month or sooner if require to, at lunchtime, in the 6th class room.  Council Meetings are facilitated by Mr. Mulrooney. Prior to these meetings, the Student Council representatives collect ideas and suggestions from all classes, for the agenda.  Also, Mr. Mulrooney may put forward topics to be discussed or upcoming events which need to be deliberated about at the meetings. As well as bringing matters to the Council for discussion, the members are required to report the outcome of meetings to the other classes.

Topics at Student Council meetings may include the following:

  • school rules

  • behaviour and discipline

  • green issues

  • health and safety

  • homework

  • friendship

  • lunchtime games and activities

  • school uniform

  • fundraising

  • extra- curricular activities

 

The Council has an important role to play in the organisation of:
 
  • School elebrations; Seachtain na Gaeilge; Christmas Concert

  • School Fundraising- Raffle Tickets

  • Special occasions – Green Flag raising ceremonies; Book Fair; Visitors to the school

  • Special presentations

  • Implementing new initiatives

 

Through our Student Council St. Colman’s National School hopes to give our pupils a more active role in the organisation of our school and ensure they are listened to and respected for their ideas and concerns. Discussions in classes and at Student Council meetings help to develop social and learning skills in many areas including speaking and listening, problem solving, brainstorming and the decision-making process. We are very proud of our new Student Council representatives and look forward to them playing a significant role in organising and helping with many school activities and events that will be held this year in our school.

 

Student Council 2021-2022

The newly elected student council members are:
 

6th Class:   Caoimhe Kehoe , Jim Carrigan

5th Class:   Elizabeth Cooke, Aaron Carrigan

4th Class:   Sophie Callery, James Hogan

3rd Class:   Ella Cooke, James Firbank

2nd Class:  Sarah Mulrooney, James Porter