A student council was established at the college in 2009 in order to foster teamwork and to recognise the importance of student involvement in the decision making process. Each year class representatives are elected by the students to represent them and to give voice to their views and concerns and contributions.
The Student Council meets every second Wednesday during lunch time. Ms. Tara Sweetman, Mr. Egan and Ms. Smith co-ordinate the activities of the Council.
Ardgillan Student Council 2017 / 18
Chairperson: Adam Tegart (5th Yr)
Deputy Chairperson: Ronan Michael (6th Yr)
Secretary: Olivia Brennan (1st Yr)
Assistant Secretary: Kelly Sharpe (6th Yr)
Treasurer: Jade McNamee (TY)
Assistant Treasurer: Stefan Simonovic (3rd Yr)
P.R. Co-Ordinators: Faye Russel Hughes (6th Yr) and Amy Melia (5th Yr)
P.R. Team: Seamus Lynch (1st Yr), Chelsea Emekesi (2nd Yr), Milcah Anhevo (2nd Yr), Emily Cathcart (3rd Yr), Samuel Kovalack (3rd Yr), Muireann Duff (TY), Deivid Rumpis (6th Yr).
The student council was democratically elected by you, the students, to represent you in the school. If you have any great ideas or if you notice something that needs attention, you can tell any member of the student council and we will discuss them at our meetings and with liaison teachers.
Our Achievements to Date
Since the election of all the members onto the council by their peers back in early October 2017, we have all been hard at work.
St Vincent de Paul Food Appeal – November / December 2017
Ardgillan College has been involved with the SVP Food Appeal for many years and this year was no different. The Student Council worked tirelessly to collect and box hampers of food in the lead up to Christmas. The students and staff were very generous in their donations and it was definitely one of our best years yet! So a big thanks to all involved: the students on the council, teachers that helped out with the organizing and all of the students and staff who made donations to a very worthy cause.
Toilets – October 2017
We listened to complaints regarding toilets including issues with soap and bins. After compiling all of our information, we met with our Principal Mr. O’Leary and these issues were promptly resolved. – Thank you!
Water Fountains – Ongoing
We are currently investigating the possibility of installing more water fountains throughout the school. We hope for an update on this very soon.
We are looking for student input! Speak to us at morning assembly. Your year rep has an envelope into which students can place anonymous notes with any recommendations they have.
Also, we are providing feedback on the school journal to the school board – tell us your thoughts!
We hope the council keeps the tempo going and we look forward to working with you all until the end of the year!
Adam Tegart, Chairperson
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper appeal:
Your student council wanted to continue the tradition of collecting food items for the St. Vincent de Paul. The PR team contacted the society and informed them that we would be collecting non-perishable food items for their appeal. They also arranged for the society to collect the hampers and they asked first year tutors to assist in telling first year students about the importance of the appeal. First year students also made posters to help the PR team promote the appeal.
The student council secretary and PR representatives also arranged for the canteen staff to kindly keep boxes for us to use as hampers.
The student council, along with the help of some TY and 5th year volunteers packed the hampers evenly and wrapped the boxes.
The hampers were collected on Friday the 9th of December and we are very proud to say that we handed over 23 hampers.
We would like to thank students, parents and staff for their help and generous contributions to such a worthy cause.
We will be discussing and giving opinions on policies throughout the year.
We have also been asked our opinions on matters such as timetables.
Representatives of the student council have also met with the board of management.
It was brought to the attention of two members that at times there is not enough soap in the toilets and that some toilet door locks needed to be fixed. The student council brought this to the attention of management who immediately fixed the situation.