One of the ways we encourage and promote the ‘pupil voice’ in St. Mary’s is through the Student Council. Two elected children represent each class from 2nd – 6th classes. The School Council meets regularly with a designated member of staff to discuss their learning and other areas of school life which the children feel could be improved. Areas they have influenced include fund –raising ideas and improvements for the playground.
The Student Council make a presentation to St Vincent de Paul after the fundraising day.
The Student Council have been working hard to represent the students of our school. They have worked alongside teachers and classmates to arrive at interesting initiatives to benefit the school community. We have already seen some exciting decisions being made and actions taken. For example, the goalposts were painted, new bins have been set up outside the school, a school fundraising day was held and targets have been painted on the hurling wall. Lots more exciting events and activities are under discussion. Watch this space for further news!