Students Council 2023/24 School Year

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.

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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.