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On behalf of the student body we wish to extend a warm welcome to the student section of our school website. Each year group is represented on our student council and have the opportunity to highlight issues of interest and concern through thier year group representative.

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Officers for the school year 2013 /14 are pictured on this page. Click on any image to view in higher resolution.


Section 27 of the Education Act set our four specific duties for Boards of Management


1)     A Board of Management shall establish and maintain procedures for the purpose of informing students in the school of the activities of the school.

2)     A Board of Management in second level schools shall encourage and help students to set up a Student Council and shall assist a Student Council when established

3)     A Board of Management shall draw up rules for the establishment of a Student Council which shall provide for the election of members and the dissolution of a Council.  The rules should be in line with the guidelines issued by the Minister.

4)     Finally, a Board will have a role in considering the rules governing meetings of the Student Council, and the conduct of its affairs.


Additionally Department of Education and Science guidelines direct that ‘In a co-educational school, provision should be made to allow for an appropriate gender balance on the Council’.




 The membership of the Student Council will consist of eighteen students elected as follows:

  • Three from 2nd and 3rd year groups

  • Six from 5th and 6th year groups

 It is recommended that shortly after the start of the school year, the first year-year head should nominate a first year student to attend Council meetings as an observer.



 These include:

  • To afford students the opportunity to play an active part in the corporate life of the school.

  • To help create the conditions conducive towards the development of interpersonal relationships characteristic of this school.

  • To encourage students to become self-confident, responsible and caring.

  • To foster in students a sense of loyalty and pride in their school.

  • To improve communication at all levels – staff, students and parents

Click on the link opposite to download the full Constitution

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Complete Student Council Constitution
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