Meet our Student Council!

Student Council

A Student Council is a representative structure through which students in a post-primary school can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management and staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students (Department of Education & Science, 2002).

The Student Council in St. Mary’s College plays a central role in school life and aims to empower students by giving them a voice. They also create awareness among the student population about important matters related to wellbeing, voting rights and health and safety concerns in the school building. They deal with all other matters arising that affect students.

Chairperson for 2019/2020

Colm Downes

Student Council Representatives for 2019/2020

1st Year                                     Michael Downes / Samuel Shomefun

2nd Year                                   Sean Okeke / Ethan Conneely / Henry Cao

3rd Year                                    Cathal O’ Grady – Corcoran / Tom Browne

Transition Year                        Evan Lynam

5th Year                                     Solomon Shomefun / Najmudeen Binuyo

6th Year                                     Colm Downes / Adrian Asogu

Key functions of Student Councils

The functions and activities of a Student Council should support the development of the school and the welfare of its students. In planning and undertaking activities during the course of the school year, the Council should:

  • work closely with school management, teachers and parents,
  • consult regularly with students in the school, and
  • involve as many students as possible in the activities of the Council.

Representing the views of the student body to the school management 

This should be one of the fundamental aims of every Council. It involves talking and listening to the student body, considering their views and concerns, and discussing these with the school management on behalf of the students.

Promoting good communication within the school

Improving communication within the school community is a shared responsibility and a Student Council can contribute to this process. 

Our aims for 2019/2020

  • Improve the physical environment of St Mary’s College
  • Promote awareness of physical health and fitness as well as mental wellbeing throughout the student body.