Our Student Council, led by our Head Boy and Head Girl, provides an experience for students in representative leadership – a preparation for taking one’s place in society. The Council puts forward the views of students on a range of school issues, and works with school management to promote a healthy and safe environment for all the members of the school community.True to the spirit of partnership, our students are involved in peer support, when 5th year students mentor incoming first years to ease the transition into second level or involve themselves in helping other students in the Paired Reading Initiative and Maths for Fun programme.
In Transition Year, students get the opportunity to peer educate on a broad range of issues.
The Student Council in Mounthawk is comprised of class representatives, elected within each class group, who sit in meetings every month. At these meetings school matters are discussed, and the class representatives are given work to do. This could be collecting funds for a new project, relaying ideas to their class, and making students’ voices heard. We have organised many events throughout the year, including a used books drive, organising school clubs, collecting much-needed funds for Gorta and teacher uniform day.
The Executive Council connects with the staff, pastoral care team, Deputy Principals, Principal, teachers, and Parents’ Council. They are made up of representatives from each year group, and meet on a weekly basis. Health promotion weeks have been organised, as well as amending the school code of conduct and the antibullying policy. It is undeniable that the student council does valuable work without looking for recognition, and it is greatly appreciated.