The Student Council meet every Tuesday at 1:30 pm in Room 24. Representatives from each of the form groups in the school are invited to attend. At each meeting class representatives bring suggestions and, in turn, report back about the changes being made and actions being taken.
The charities chosen by the student council this year are:
Local – Aoife’s Army, a charity set up to help cancer survivor, Aoife Hughes
National – Voice Ireland, who advocate for environmental awareness
International – Project Trust, who will support current Leaving Cert student Beau Comiskey in her volunteering work in Africa.
The student council organised a non-uniform day on Friday, December 13th to raise funds for Aoife’s Army. This charity was set up to support Aoife Hughes, a player for Donaghmore / Ashbourne GAA, who was diagnosed with cancer just before sitting her Junior Certificate.
On the day, students were asked to wear the colour pink, which is the colour of breast cancer charities in Ireland. This request was specifically to honour the late Ms Dorothy Leahy – who taught history, geography and CSPE in Scoil Mhuire from 1992 until recently – and to acknowledge all within the school community who have been affected by cancer. On the day, the school community raised €1228.75. It is hoped to invite Aoife into the school to accept this donation in the coming weeks.