Student Council 2023/24 School Year

A Student Council meeting was held on Thursday 29th February 2024.

Present at the meeting was:- 

  • Ms. O. Dunne,             facilitator, 
  • Lauren McCormack   – 1st Class, 
  • Joy Clear                     – 2nd Class, 
  • Vincent McCormack   – 3rd Class, 
  • Kate Molloy                – 4th Class, 
  • Ruairí McGrath          – 5th Class, 
  • Eve McMahon            – 6th Class,
  • Paul Madden              – 6th Class.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was discussed and the members of the council came up with the following ideas:

  • Display boards
    • one for the Junior end of the school using simple gaeilge
    • one for the Senior end of the school with more complex language
  • Seanfhocail a day displayed around the school and announced over the PA (public announcement) system in the school.

We look forward to our next meeting on Thursday 21st March 2024.

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Our first Student Council meeting of 2024 was held on Thursday 25th January 2024.

Present at the meeting was:- 

  • Ms. O. Dunne, facilitator, 
  • Lauren McCormack   – 1st Class, 
  • Joy Clear                     – 2nd Class, 
  • Vincent McCormack   – 3rd Class, 
  • Kate Molloy                – 4th Class, 
  • Ruairí McGrath          – 5th Class, 
  • Eve McMahon            – 6th Class,
  • Paul Madden              – 6th Class.

During our meeting, many issues were discussed including:-

  • Fundraising,
  • Internet Safety,
  • Cyberbullying,
  • Stay Safe.

The members of the council came up with the following ideas on the prevention of bullying:

  • Kindness Awards
  • Rewards for Kindness
  • Harsher consequences for being a bully
  • Developing a culture of friendship and kindness to prevent bullying in the first place.

Well done to the members of the council for their very mature and valuable input.

We look forward to our next meeting on Thursday 29th February 2024.

 

We as a school have registered to be part of The Pieta Amber Flag. This Initiative recognises the individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support the mental well-being of everyone in our school. Primary school subjects such as Aistear, SPHE, Arts Education and PE can be good places to start the children on their well-being journey and will contribute positively to our Amber Flag application this year.

We asked parents and children to make a donation for Pieta, to support our Amber Flag initiative, at our Christmas Carol Service on Thursday 21st December and on Friday 22nd December 2023 when we held a “Christmas Jumper Day”. We are delighted to announce we raised just over €800 for Pieta at these events. Thank you to everyone who helped and supported Pieta.

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In December 2022 we carried out a “Pupils’ Thoughts about School” questionnaire and the results are as follows:

Questions Total % Yes % No % Don’t Know
I like this school 109 84.4% 1.8% 13.8%
I feel safe in the playground 109 74.3% 4.6% 21.1%
I feel safe in my class 109 96.3% 0.9% 2.8%
I get on well with the other children in my school 109 77.1% 1.8% 21.1%
The children in my class behave well 109 57.8% 5.5% 36.7%
In this school there are clear rules against

hurting other people by what we say or do

109 88.1% 0.9% 11.0%
In school I have learned about different kinds of bullying 109 91.7% 4.6% 3.7%
If someone is mean to me I can get help from a

teacher or other adult in the school

109 92.7% 1.8% 5.5%
All the pupils in my class are treated fairly and respectfully 109 79.8% 1.8% 18.3%
If I have a problem, I can ask an adult for help 109 91.7% 3.7% 4.6%

We can see that the pupils have a very positive attitude towards school with the majority feeling safe and happy every day.

Well done to all the pupils.  We are very proud of their attitudes and behaviours.