The Student Council meet every Monday at 1:30 pm in the Study Hall. Representatives from each of the form groups in the school are invited to attend. At each meeting class representatives bring suggestions from their respective form classes and, in turn, report back about the changes being made and actions being taken.
Each year, the Student Council choose 3 charities to support – one local, one national and one international. Fundraising and awareness raising has become an integral part of the work done by the students. Last year, the student council set up a Charity Shop fundraiser where students and staff donated pre-loved items to be sold in aid of the local St Vincent de Paul conference, raising €170.70 and bringing focus to the benefits of sustainability. Student council raised awareness of the national work of Barnardos through a poster competition and fundraised €1,322 during the Christmas concert. We also organised a non uniform day to aid the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. In the process we raised €1203.50 for international UNICEF.
Every year, we send representatives to the CEIST student leadership conference and to the Meath Comhairle na nOg AGM, thereby getting involved in choosing the work topic that Meath Comhairle and its new members work on for the next 2 years. We also liaise with the Irish Secondary Schools Union – the ISSU – on issues of local and national interest to our students. In their turn, the ISSU provide training for the new intake of student representatives. Among other activities last year, our members provided input on the redraft of Scoil Mhuire’s Code of Behaviour and the design of the new student journal.
We look forward to a busy and active school year!

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS & UPDATES

26/10/2023

Student Council: Open Evening

On the 4th of October Evelyn Williams Byrne, Julia Pietruszka and Aimee Doran represented the Student Council in our open evening. They showcased Student Council’s goals, commitments and achievements for those touring the school. They made a great effort to make everybody feel welcome.

 

Student Council: ISSU Training

On the 4th of October, our Student Council engaged in a session of online ISSU training. Levels of ISSU training ranges from level 1 to level 5, Chairperson training, Secretary training and more. For Student Council members who could not attend on the day, please find the training hub here: https://www.issu.ie/issu-training-hub