What is the Student Council
Wicklow Educate Together National School holds that the pupils should play an active, positive role in the life of the school and we believe that our Student Council will help achieve this.
Our School’s Student Council is comprised of two representatives, one male and one female from each class from second to sixth. The council meets once a month during lunchtime with one teacher who acts as assistant chair. After some initial training, sixth class pupils chair the meetings.
The role of the student council is to:
- provide an opportunity for pupils to voice their opinions and offer suggestions in relation to aspects of school life.
discuss issues relevant to the school and encourage initiatives from the pupils.
- offer an opportunity for all the pupils to voice their opinions on proposed changes and thereby play a very important role in improving our school.
- act as a channel for communication within the school, between pupils and between home and school.
- provide an opportunity to raise funds for charities or our school equipment fund.
- act as agents for School News as journalists, reporters and editors.
Each September the children in their classes elect the new members of the Student Council. Each class elects two members, one male and one female. Each pupil seeking election puts his or her name forward and candidates must have the approval of the class teacher. Prior to the election, the classes are encouraged to discuss The Student Council Information Pack given to them before the children can stand for election.
2016 Student Council
Each Senior class will vote for their student council representatives this month.
Student Council 2016/17 We are all very pleased to announce that the Student Council 2016/17 has been elected. They are:
2nd Leanne: Fionn & Urte
2nd Sally: Iona & Naoise
3rd Alison: Sarah & Callum
4th Aidan: Clodagh & Sonny
4th Adele: Hannah & James
5th Rory: Fionn & Isobel
6th Brian: Keira & Bob
6th Edele: Oliver & Kerry
The Student Council play a very important role in our school life. They provide good communication between the student body and staff, and are an essential element in the organisation of events throughout the year. All children on the Student Council were elected as part of a fair and democratic process which saw all candidates make an election speech. Across all classes, these speeches were inspiring and well thought out and all children/candidates are to be commended on their efforts!
Already, members of the council have met on two separate occasions to discuss school life and to develop ideas further. Please keep an eye on the Student Council notice board, located outside Fran’s office, for the minutes of our meetings and details of our ongoing work!