What is a Student Council?
A Student Council is a representative structure through which students in a post-primary school can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management and staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.
Each year group elects representatives to the Council and elects its own committee consisting of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer and other officers. The Student’s Council undertakes a wide range of activities, which benefit the whole school community.
The principal reasons for the Student Council
- To promote a good working relationship between teachers and students.
- To promote the general welfare of the school and the community.
- To develop leadership qualities and organisational skills within the membership.
- To provide a forum for students to voice their opinions on issues that are relevant to them, giving them the experience of being involved in a consultative, democratic process.
- To promote and encourage a greater school spirit.
- To raise awareness and take an active role in school and extra-curricular activities. This may include the organisation of fund-raising initiatives.
- To encourage a positive involvement of all students in the life of the school.
- To discuss any aspect of school business which involves the students, with the exception of any uncomplimentary mention of any member of staff or management or student by name or implication.