Students Council 2018-2019

St Declan’s Students Council 2018-2019

St. Declan’s National School considers it important that the pupils should play a positive role in their school life and we set up our Student Council on a yearly basis to help to achieve this.

Pupils from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes were elected by secret ballot in September and take a seat on the Council for the duration of that academic year. The elected pupils are required to be active participants in the Council, they must attend meetings regularly and participate in school activities throughout the year.

Council meetings are facilitated by Mr. Kearins and Ms Crehan. During the meetings issues on the agenda are discussed.  Some of these issues are then brought to Staff Meetings for further deliberation. As well as bringing matters to the Council for discussion, the members are required to report the outcome of meetings to the other classes.

Through our Student Council we hope 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. It involves the students in many of the decisions that are made regarding the day-to-day running and management of St. Declan’s School.  Discussions in classes and at Council meetings help to develop social and learning skills in many areas including speaking and listening, problem solving, brainstorming and the decision-making process.

In addition to their role in communicating and problem solving, the Student Council acts as an agent for school news, as journalists and reporters through the publication of the Student Council Newsletter. It is hoped that this makes school news more child orientated and more interesting for all concerned. The following children are on the Students Council 2018-2019

Room 20- Rachel Brogan, Nathan Day Daly

Room 21- Kaitlyn Newman, James Woodruffe,

Room 5- Lee Duffy, Ava Mc Gillivray

Room 24- Josh Burke Andrews, Aleksandra Strelcova

Room 25 – Bernard Joyce, Gabriele Pranckeviciute

Room 6- Zara Byrne, Jubril Alabi

Room 8 – Ben Condon, Amy Grennan

 Room 2 – Bartosz Wieczorek, Wicktoria Sadowska

Room 3- Kayleigh Culen, Hrvoje Milkovic

Room 4 – Philip Carragher, Alannah Kelly