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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  

Fizah Safdar (Chairperson)

Maia Smith (Vice Chairperson)
 5th Year  

Alannah McPhillips (Secretary)

Aoibhe Fay  (Treasurer)

Aiveen Sexton (PRO)

Kayla Conaty Hicks (Assistant Treasurer)
 3rd Year  

Elisha Sexton (PRO)

Freya Carter (Equality officer)
 2nd Year  

Laoise McGovern (Attendance officer)

Catherine O’Reilly (Website/IT officer)
 1st Year  

Maria Smith

Ruby Brady
Liaison Teachers: Ms N Geoghegan
Student Council 22/23 Student Council

Front Row L to R: Maia Smith, Freya Carter, Aoibhe Fay, Alannah McPhillips, Kayla Conaty Hicks, Ruby Brady,

Back Row L to R: Fizah Safdar, Elisha Sexton, Laoise McGovern, Catherine O’Reilly, Aiveen Sexton, Maria Smith





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.

Rainbow     rainbow2



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


 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.



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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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)]