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Aim of the Student Council
The aim of the Student Council is to work in partnership with the Board of Management, staff and parents for the benefit of the whole school community.  The Student Council seeks to build a relationship based on mutual respect and trust with all in the school and supports the staff, management and parents in their efforts to create and maintain an environment conductive to educational and personal development.  As part of the process, the Student Council seeks to provide a line of communication between students, management, staff and parents.

Membership
All students attending our school are deemed to be eligible to be members of the Student Council.
Meetings

Be chaired by elected chairperson or deputy chairperson.

Minutes to be taken by secretary and meetings to be notified by the secretary.  (Good practice is to decide next meeting at meeting).

Meetings should be held once a month at least.

Meetings are pre-decided day and time to suit Student Council and Liaison Teacher.

First meeting should take place after training.
  • 1st Year                 3 representatives
  • 2nd Year                3 representatives
  • 3rd Year                  3 representatives
  • Transition Year      1 representatives
  • 4th Year                  3 representatives
  • 5th Year                 3 representatives


Officers

Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, PRO and Assistant PRO are chosen from the Leaving Cert. classes.

Student Council Officers 2016/2017

The Chairperson and the Secretary should draw up the agenda prior to the meeting.  Additions from student Council members or any teacher should be given before the meeting. 

All issues discussed must be treated with discretion and confidentiality.

Minutes are accurate and do not reflect names.

Chairperson brings the issues and suggestions that arose to the attention of the deputy principal and principal.

Liaison Teacher

  • Attends Student Council meeting.
  • Acts as a link between staff members and the council.
  • Is a source of information.
  • Can take notes to complement the secretary’s minutes.
  • To be a support to the council when needed and to be active when called upon.
  • To inform all members of relevant information.
  • To put student council issues / activities on the agenda for staff meetings.
  • In the event of difficulties with the Student Council and Liaison Teacher the Principal is to be contacted.
  • The Student council operates in accordance with its constitution for conducting its meetings and business.