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Kilbrittain National School, Kilbrittain Co Cork

Student Council

 

The Student Council was formed in Kilbrittain National School in 2019 to enable students to become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and it's students. The Student Council is made up of boys and girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes.

Elections are held in Mid September each year and pupils may serve 1 yearly term during their time in Kilbrittain NS. 

Role of the Student Council:

  • 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 pupils ­
  • To support the management and staff in the development of the school ­
  • To represent the views of the students on matters of general concern to them

Student Council Activities:

The student council will engage in a range of activities, including, but not limitied to:

  • Attending monthly meetings with the Student Council co-ordinator/Deputy Principal and or Principal
  • Checking class suggestion boxes and relaying suggestions to the Student Council co-ordinator
  • Devising activities to raise funds for the school
  • Helping out at all school events
  • Devising an anti-bullying slogan for the school and creating posters to relay that message to other students.
  • Liasing with students and staff on suggestions from the Student Council Body
  • Help Co-Ordinate Yard Buddies, Litter Wardens, School Librarians and School Gardeners

Constitution of Kilbrittain National School Student Council

Mission:

Our student council is a representative structure for all students in our school. Through the student council, students will become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. In keeping with ‘The National Children’s Strategy’, the children will be given a voice in matters that affect their lives and they will be provided with opportunities to participate in decision-making.

Aims:

  • To give out the student body a ‘voice’
  • To support students
  • To participate in the consultative process
  • To plan special events or programmes
  • To improve the quality of experience for all children in the school
  • To develop leadership skills in the students
  • To positively influence decisions made in the school
  • To report to the PTA and BOM on issues that are important to the students of the school
  • To make contact with local representatives, the Department of Education and other relevant outside agencies on matters of importance to the students of the school, as appropriate

 Structure

  • The Student Council will be representative of all students in the school.
  • Only students can be elected to the Student Council.
  • One teacher will work with the Student Council and form the link between the Student Council, the Board of Management and the Parent Teacher Association.
  • Elections will be held in September/October each year.
  • Elections will be held by Secret Ballot.
  • All classes from Third to Sixth Class will elect two representatives, one girl and one boy. Children in participating classes will have two votes, one for a boy and one for a girl.
  • The counting of votes will be carried out by the teachers of participating classes.
  • Senior Pupils will be designated to represent the Junior Infant, Senior Infant, First Class and Second Class.
  • An additional student may be co-opted onto the council to represent a group of pupils that may not be represented.
  • A pupil may sit on the student council for a maximum period of two terms, over his/her time in (name of School)
  • Class meetings will take place the week prior to the council meeting.
  • The student council shall have the right to co-opt a replacement in the event of a resignation from the council.
  • Student Council Officers shall be as follows: Chairperson, Secretary,Treasurer, (Liasion with ASD Classes, if required)
  • Any meeting of the Student Council must have a quorum of at least 5 before it is valid
  • Minutes of each Student Council meeting duly adopted and signed shall be kept.
  • Meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month where possible.

Student Council 2023-2024

Chairperson: Ava Deasy

Vice Chairperson: Cillian Callaghan

Secretary: Aishling Ahern

Treasurer: Jacob Lawlor

4th Class Reps: Michaela Cronin & Ben Minihane

3rd Class Reps: Alice Desmond & Fionn Moloney