Students’ Council

Students’ Council

The BOM has established a Students’ Council in fulfilment of section 27 of the Education Act, 1998.

The Board acknowledges the valuable contribution that students can make to the effectiveness of their school and considers their meaningful involvement in the operation of the school to be a valuable part of their education process. A financial grant is made available to the Students’ Council by the BOM each year to help cover its expenses.

The general objectives of the Students’ Council are:

  • To enhance communication between students, management, staff and parents
  • To promote an environment conducive to educational and personal development
  • To promote friendship and respect among students
  • To support the management and staff in the development of the school
  • To assist with policy development by its representation on the School Planning Group Sub-Committee
  • To represent the views of students on matters of concern to them

Membership of the Students’ Council will be as follows:

  1. Two elected representatives from each year group in the school with 120 students
  1. Three elected representatives from each year group in the school with 150 students
  1. Head Girls (ex-officio member)

The Students’ Council operates in accordance with its constitution for conducting its meetings and business. This constitution is included in Appendix 5.

The Principal and/or Mr. Broderick will attend all meetings of the Students’ Council in a non-voting capacity.

Meetings of the Council will generally be held on a fortnightly basis at lunchtime.

The members of the Students’ Council for 2021/2022 are as follows:

1st year Jane Byrne Isobel McDermott Sophie Tyrrell
2nd year Keeva Molony Robyn Wiggins Molly Donoghue
3rd year Katie Kehoe Finna Donoghue Malavika Manoj
4th year Maria Fortune Ella Carley Charlotte Buckley
5th year Cora Hackett Maeve Hayes Alannah Wogan
6th year Hannah Devereux Sarah Cummings Nessa Dunne
Head Girls Chloe Fortune KatieBeth Gaynor


Annual Calendar of Events

Month Event
September Election/appointment of new Students’ Council

Team-building activity

Fortnightly meetings

Meeting with Principal

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

October Fortnightly meetings

Attendance at Loreto schools training session for Students’ Councils

Attendance at Comhairle na nOg

Planning for Random Acts of Kindness Week

Survey of students on lunchtime activities

Assisting with parent-teacher meetings

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

November Fortnightly meetings

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Assisting with school musical

Assisting with parent-teacher meetings

Meeting with Principal

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

December Fortnightly meetings

Assisting with parent-teacher meetings

Meeting with another school’s Students’ Council

Christmas lunch with Loreto Parents’ Council

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

January Fortnightly meetings

Assisting with parent-teacher meetings

Meeting with Principal

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

February Fortnightly meetings

Assisting with parent-teacher meetings

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

March Fortnightly meetings

Assisting with parent-teacher meetings

Sports Day

Meeting with Principal

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

April Fortnightly meetings

Planning for annual school prize-giving

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

May Fortnightly meetings

Reflection/evaluation of year’s events

Meeting with Principal

Assisting with annual school prize-giving

“Treat event” for Students’ Council

Representation on School Planning Committee

Collection of news items/photos for school website

Monthly report on school website

Notes

  1. The Students’ Council will be assisted throughout the year by a member of the school’s management team, Mr. Broderick.
  2. The above calendar of events is not exhaustive. Other events may be planned by the Council as it sees fit.