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Introducing Our Student Council 2023/24

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Topics that come under discussion at Student Council meetings may include the following:

  • school rules

  • behaviour and discipline

  • green issues

  • health and safety

  • homework

  • friendship

  • lunchtime games and activities

  • school uniform

  • fundraising

  • extra- curricular activities

Role and Purpose of the Student Council in St Joseph’s National School
St Joseph’s National School believes that students have a vital role to play in creating a positive and welcoming
school environment which promotes learning and happiness. We believe that our Student Council plays a very
important role in achieving this.
The Role of the Student Council in St Joseph’s National School
The role of the Student Council is to:

  • provide an opportunity for students to voice their opinions and offer suggestions in relation to many aspects of school life

  • offer an opportunity for all students to voice their opinions on proposed changes and thereby play a very significant role in improving our school

  • act as a channel of communication within the school organisation, between students, home and school


Student Council Meetings
Members meet once a fortnight, with Ms Fitzsimons. The Student Council representatives collect ideas and suggestions from all classes, for the agenda.  Ms Fitzsimons may put forward topics to be discussed or upcoming events which need to be talked about at the meetings. As well as bringing matters to the Council for discussion, the members are required to report the outcome of meetings to the other classes. The junior classes are each represented on the council by one of the senior members.

The Council has an important role to play in involvement in the organisation of:

  • School celebrations- Seachtain na Gaeilge; Friendship Week, Sports Day

  • School Fundraising- Cake sales

  • Special occasions – World Book Day; Visitors to the school, Grand Parents Day

  • Special presentations

The Students Council welcomed the Garda Band to our school in November - check out the blog post for more details!

We wish them well and hope they have a very successful school year. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

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