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 of the six year groups in the school
  2. 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 Ms. J. Byrne 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.

Members for 2017/2018 are:

1st year Beau Callery Emma O’ Leary
2nd year Eve Scallan Charlotte Dowd
3rd year Shania Quigley Laura Furlong
4th year Alison Doyle Katie Kehoe
5th year Beth Powell Ava Grant
6th year Holly Rossiter, Kate Furlong Caitriona Roche
Head Girls Carla Fusciardi Wallace Sally Shortle
Liaison Teacher Ms. J. Byrne

 

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, Ms. Byrne.
  2. The above calendar of events is not exhaustive. Other events may be planned by the Council as it sees fit.