The start of the academic year 2017-2018 marks the sixth year of our school’s student council. Elections took place in early September when potential candidates filled in an application form to be considered for the council. There was a large number of applications submitted and from this twenty five students council representatives were chosen as follows:
1st Year: Joanna Moynihan, Danielle Moriarty, Fiona Brosnan, Kelly-Anne Nix, Katelyn Curtin, Hanna Herlihy.
2nd Year:Caitlin Bird, Kate O’Connor, Clodagh Swanser, Alannah O’Leary.
3rd Year: Siobhan Brosnan, Lauren Butler, Ciara Sheehan, Sarah O’Mahony, Grace Daly, Lisa Flynn.
TY: Siobhan Brosnan, Laura Daly, Andrea O’Connor.
5th Year: Mary Healy, Moya Sheehan, Moira O’Leary.
6th Year: Rachael Brennan, Leona McEnery (Deputy Head Girl), Niamh O’Connor (Head Girl).
Teachers: Ms. D. Hurley, Mr. P. Dargan
At our first student council meeting we set out our aims for the academic year 2017-2018. The aims are as follows:
On Tuesday the 26th September, a school assembly was held in St. John’s hall to present the student council members with their badges. All twenty five members were presented with their blue bar badges and both deputy head girl and head girl also received their extra yellow shield badges. Principal Broderick spoke about the importance of the council within the school and congratulated the twenty five members on their election. Both head and deputy head girl spoke of the role that each member has and highlighted the positives changes made by the council in the past twelve months.
The Student Council display news and updates to the students on their notice board. This is a great way to inform the student body of changes, events or updates that impact them. The notice board is located in St. Mary’s building.
On Friday 17th November our student council members visited Enable Ireland’s Children Centre in Tralee to present a cheque for the money raised as part of Enable Ireland’s ’24 Hour No Phone Challenge’ in which the girls took part in. As a result of their willingness to run and partake in the challenge, Sean Scally of Enable Ireland invited us in for tour of their fantastic facilities and to show the girls the great work they do and where the money raised would go. A great day was had and many thanks to the Enable Ireland team and we hope to continue our link and support into the future.