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Our Student Council is composed of democratically elected students to actively give a voice to their peers. Elections take place annually and successful candidates take on a vital representative role for the student body. They represent an informed perspective on issues which arise during the school year, a vibrant Council has the potential to bring additional value our school.

Aims and Objectives

The principal reasons for the Student Council are:

• To promote a good working relationship between teachers and students.
• To promote the general welfare of the school and the community.
• To develop leadership qualities and organisational skills within the membership.
• To provide a forum for students to voice their opinions on issues that are relevant to them, giving them the experience of being involved in a consultative, democratic process.
• To promote and encourage a greater school spirit.
• To raise awareness and take an active role in school and extra-curricular activities. This may include the organisation of fund-raising initiatives.
• To encourage a positive involvement of all students in the life of the school.
• To discuss any aspect of school business which involves the students, with the exception of any uncomplimentary mention of any member of staff or management or student by name or implication.

Key Documents

Constitution approved 2022

End of year report 21/22

Student Council Members 2022/23

The following students are current representatives of the student council.

 6th Year  

Saoirse O’Reilly (Chairperson)

Grainne O’Reilly (Vice Chairperson)

 5th Year  

Orlaith Belton (Secretary)

Uainionn McManus (Treasurer)

 TY  

Ella Noonan (PRO)

Kate Moran (Assistant Treasurer)

 3rd Year  

Eabha MacManus (PRO)

Promesse Tutu (Equality officer)

 2nd Year  

Annie Crowe (Attendance officer)

Caoimhe Belton (Website/IT officer)

 1st Year  

Lucy Brides

Aurelia Crotty

Liaison Teachers: Mrs S Sweeney and Ms L McCarville

 

 

 

 

Achievements 2021/22

diversity dayCelebrating Diversity and Raising Awareness

We showed our support to stand up awareness week and the LGBTQIA+ community by organizing Rainbow Flag Day. This was a collaboration with the Mental Health ambassadors.

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The council celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March organising an ice cream treat and music for all. An inspirational women wall was put up in the veranda and ‘Break the Bias’ statements in the corridors.

stairspurple studentsclassroom hallway

 

 

 Student Council

Flags

 In May we collaborated with the head girl team to hold a celebration of Cultures Day. Volunteer students represented 13 different cultures and countries by displaying native foods, clothing, jewellery etc. Flags displayed in school ensured all 32 cultures in our school were included in the celebrations.

IMG 3805  CULTURE DAY PAKISTAN

 

Policy Review and Student Voice

The student body was surveyed to guide action to be taken this year, the mobile phone policy was the top item for review. LORETO EVALUATIONLots of work has been done behind the scenes on the following:

  • Attended the online Loreto Student Council conference
  • Engaged in discussion to get our 6th year students their lockers back 
  • Became a member school of the ISSU
  • Arranged to get the 5th year basement bathroom locks fixed
  • Conducted a review of the schools mobile phone policy and presented recommendations to management.
  • Conducted a review and amendments to the student council constitution to be ratified by the BOM.

Contribution to School Spirit

Christmas Events

Christmas 2021 was a busy time for the council with a two day Christmas market and bake sale, Winter Woolies day and the Annual Christmas Door competition

christmas 2021

 

Staff vs Student Games

Monthly breaktime games were enjoyed by all students and staff in pictionary, dodgeball, fun obstacle race and soccer with of course some competitive fun.

 

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Fundraising

Two main fundraisers were held this year by the council. Firstly €1022 was raised for St Christophers Hospice through our Christmas events and €1507 for the Irish Cancer Society by running a ‘Wear yellow Day’ and bake sale on Daffodil Day.

St Christophers cheque presentation Daffodil Day wear yellow 2

 

Picture: 21/22 Council members receiving their certificates from Ms McGarvey in recognition of their contribution to the council. [Missing from picture Emma Keogan (TY)]

Picture: 21/22 Council members receiving their certificates from Ms McGarvey in recognition of their contribution to the council. [Missing from picture Emma Keogan (TY)]