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Student Voice

"A key strength is the effective working relationships between the teachers and the pupils." (The Inspectorate)

As a listening school, St. Mary’s respects, values and welcomes the views of students on matters pertaining to their learning and school experience. The Student Council promotes the student voice within the school, providing a forum for students to engage in discussions about school issues and to develop leadership skills. Furthermore, the Student Council ensures that students are actively involved in the on-going process of school review and improvement and have an opportunity to contribute to decision-making within the school.

The Student Council is made up of members of the Student Leadership Team and elected Council Representatives from Years 8-14. This group of students meet on a regular basis to discuss matters raised by members of the wider student body through the nominated Class Representative and to set the agenda for meetings with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team.

The Student Council ensures that all students are kept informed of outcomes and developments through the Student Council e-Bulletin, Student Council Notice Board and Year Group Assembly.

Our Student Council enables our pupils to express their opinions and ideas, and fosters a sense of individual and collective responsibility within the school community.

Our Student Council:

  • provides pupils with an opportunity to become more involved in school life;
  • enables pupils to become active participants in the decision- making process in school.

We invite and take account of the views of the pupil body by:

  • conducting a biennial audit of pupils' views on aspects of school provision;
  • issuing regular surveys to pupils on their experiences of learning;
  • holding regular meetings with Pupil Focus Groups.
Student Councl 2018/19

Assembly Groups

Class Representative Year Representative Student Leadership Link

Year 8

8A: Oisin McWilliams & Kate McGirr
8B: Josh De La Cruz & Cara McKeefry
8C: Jude McGurk & Cara McAleer
8D: Patrick Birt & Eva Jane Muldoon
8E: Patrick Heaney & Erin McDonald
Patrick Heaney & Cara McAleer Daniel McNamee &  Maria Carey

Year 9

9A: James McKenna & Frances Creughan
9B: Rory Devlin & Sharon Jomon
9C: Daniel McCann & Nuala Diamond
9D: Rory McAleer & Fiona Keenan
9E: Fiachra Duffin & Orlaith O'Neill
Rory McAleer & Sharon Jomon Conal Logan &  Eimear McKernan

Year 10

10A: Caoimhinn Tohill & Blanche Cases
10B: Dean GRaham & Catherine McNamee
10C: Peadar McMenamin & Anna Mulholland
10D: Conhuir Johnston & Teighan Graffin
10E: Lorcan Kennedy & Cara Bradley
Dean Graham & Catherine McNamee Fergal McGuigan & Anna Gribbin

Year 11

11A: Adam Beck & Margarida Cardoso Paciencia
11B: Peter Loughran & Weronika Majder
11C: Joseph Hinfey & Kara Clerkin
11D: Pablo mateo-Loughlin & Emma McAuley
11E: Declan McFerran & Eva Madden 
Pablo Mateo-Loughlin

& Emma McAuley

Dominic McAteer & 

Hannah Maguire

Year 12

12A: Declan Larkin & Caitriona Toner
12B: Conal Heaney & Beth Dixon
12C: Henry Scullin & Frances McAteer
12D: Caolan McLernon & Keeva Noonan
12E: Turloch O'Neill & Helen Doherty
Declan Larkin &

Keeva Noonan

Ferghal McKenna & 

Niamh McLarnon 

Year 13

13SBJ: Mark Comer & Mirren McKenna
13PMM: Colm Devlin & Niamh McCloy
13RAL: Lewis Young & Laura Diamond
13JME: Ronan Lynn & Kate Lavery
13GGM: Joe McAleer & Gemma Doyle
13SOC: Philip Baine & Erin Brennan
Colm Devlin & Niamh McCloy Jake Donnelly & Caoimhe Mullan

Year 14

14MON: Daniel McNamee & Eaoadin Donaghy
14KMA: Ferghal McGuigan & Niamh McLarnon
14CPM: Conal Logan & Hannah Maguire
14MEC: Andreas Leyden & Eva Kilpatrick
14CMB: Cormac Devlin & Carrie Bate
14PAK: Johnny Campbell & Jill McNeill
Student Leadership  Team Jake Donnelly & Anna Gribbin