"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.
|Mentors/Deputies||Level||Year 8 Representatives||Year 9 Representatives||Year 10 Representatives|
|Eoin Devlin||Key Stage 3||8A: Sara Madden||9A: Eadoin Donaghy||10A: Fintan Sargent|
|Emer McGuckian||Key Stage 3||8B: Sean Cassidy||9B: Daniel McNamee||10B: Tiernan Canavan|
|8C: Colm Devlin||9C: Aine Atchison||10C: Caoimhe McKillop|
|8D: Thomas Mallon||9D: Johnny Campbell||10D: Hugh McKenna|
|8E: Declan Murray||9E Jane Young||10E: Michael Lagan|
|Mentors/Deputies||Level||Year 11 Representatives||Year 12 Representatives|
|Aaron McWilliams||Key Stage 4||11A: Jake Kuczogi||12A: Paul McCarron|
|Alice McCormick||Key Stage 4||11B: Sean Kelly||12B: Christopher Mallon|
|11C: Ferghal McFlynn||12C: Hugh O’Donnell|
|11D: Conor McCollum||12D: Eamon Devlin|
|11E: Ryan McClelland|
|Mentors/Deputies||Level||Year 13 Representatives||Year 14 Representatives|
|Oisin Donaghy||Sixth Form||Shannon Quinn||14MEC: Terence O’Brien|
|Bronagh McGuckin||Sixth Form||Ciara Hampsey||14 SJC: Padraig Martin|
|Karl Rocks||14MPD: Alice McCormick|
|Catherine Devlin||14JME: Patrick Kielt|
|14AMG: Conleth McGrenaghan|
|14WDM: Gareth McStocker|
|14GAR: Rachael Nugent|
|14PBA: Mark O’Kane|