Tallaght Community School

Student Council

Student Council

The student council of Tallaght CS consists of 20 students, with each year represented. The council will have regular meetings to discuss student issues which are brought to their attention from our students, teachers or management. The council looks at these items in detail and discuss ways in which action can be taken on them. Meetings take place between the Council and other members of the school community to try to address concerns among the student body and improve school life. They are also consulted by staff and management on policy changes or reviews and provide the students with a voice on these matters. Check out the Student Council notice board on the 1st corridor or the school website to find out more.

Student Council liaison teacher - Mr Eddie Grimes


Members of the Student Council 2019-2020

David Adugbole 1st year

Ciara Moore

1st year

Daniel Skerrit

2nd year

Kathy Okoeguale

2nd year

Marilia Netto

3rd year

Wealth Kadiri

3rd year

Junior Outreach Officer

Bethany Osemede

TY

Parent's Assoc. & Green Schools

Jake Bushe

TY

Kelly Okoguale

TY

Amy Mc Mahon

TY

Bronwny Harnrahan

(LCA) 5th year

Adam McDowell

5th year

Chairperson

Liam Duffin

5th year

Vice-Secretary

Madara Kalnina

5th year

Admin & Communications

Shona Joyce

5th year

Treasurer

Niamh Mc Donnell

(LCA)6th year

Junior Outreach Officer

Adam Nolan

6th year

Leigh Keogh

6th year

Senior Outreach Officer

Aislinn Haughton

6th year

Senior Outreach Officer

Megan Kelly

6th year

Secretary and BOM liaison

Cian Farrell

6th year

Vice-Chairperson

Student Council Constitution

The work of the Student Council

A Student Council is a representative structure for all the students in the school. It provides students with the opportunity to become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents. It should always work for the benefit of the school and its students.

  • Communicating and consulting with all of the students in the school; – Involving as many students as possible in the activities of the Council;
  • Planning and managing the Council’s programme of activities for the year;
  • Managing and accounting to the student council and Board of Management, for any funds raised by the Council.

The Student Council can be involved in many activities in the school.
Here is a sample of some Student Council activities:

  • Liaising with the Principal and Board of Management on issues of concern to students;
  • Communication and co-operation with school staff;
  • Working with Parents Council in school;
  • Co-operating with management and staff on the development of school rules and regulations;
  • Be involved in developing the curriculum in your school;
  • Involvement in School Planning;
  • Having a say in school policies e.g. anti-bullying policy;
  • Making suggestions about improving school facilities;
  • Extra-curricular activities;
  • Links with other schools;
  • Getting involved with the community;
  • Mentoring younger students;

2019-2020 Council activities

Student Council Training

We would like to thank Rob O' Donnell the Development Officer with the Irish Second-Level Student's Union our Student Council for an excellent day of training with our Student Council.

Our Council members found the training very beneficial and Rob was able to help them in advising them in their important work and goals our Student Council has laid out for the year.

Regional Student Council Meeting-UCD

Well done to the 5 Council members that were invited to attend the South Dublin Regional meeting in UCD on Tuesday. The feedback from the day from our members was positive and they represented the Council and our school with expected distinction in the debate and discussions that took place.

We would like to congratulate our Chairperson Adam Mc Dowell on being elected as an officer to the Dublin Regional Student Council. This is an excellent achievement for Adam and his family and once again shows the quality and ability of the students of Tallaght Community School.

School meals

Working with our Deputy Principal Mr Boran, the Council conducted a survey with students regarding our school meals at breakfast, break and lunchtime. The survey looked at student’s preferred meals for lunch, breakfast, small break and the organisation around the canteen and distributing the meals. The Council also met with the food providers and discussed the results of the survey with them to try and improve the experience for all our students. The Council continues to listen to students concerns and ideas on how to improve this very welcome service in our school.

Fundraiser for Crumlin Hospital

Well done to the Student Council on their very successful bake-sale fundraiser in December with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

An official presentation of the cheque to a representative from the Children’s hospital will take place later in the year.

Memorial Bench for the school garden

Work continues in conjunction with teachers and management on creating a memorial bench to be placed in our school garden when finished. This bench is an important project the Council are working on to try and commemorate in some small way our dear friends and fellow students that have tragically passed away. Due to be completed in May 2020.

Links

www.spunout.ie

www.jigsaw.ie

www.ourvoiceourschools.ie

Balrothery, Dublin 24, D24 X759, Ireland.
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