- Recognition of the importance of student involvement in our decision-making
- Recognition of the value of student input in our on-going school development
Structure of the Student Council:
- Two class leaders represent each class group.
- Their classmates vote class representatives into position
- Class leaders meet with the Council Leader once every month
- Student feedback is brought to Management meetings every month
Functions of the Student Council:
- To give students a forum to have their suggestions and opinions heard
- To ensure that all students are represented equally
- To ascertain students' opinions on a range of issues
- To regularly review aspects of school organisation and learning at the Student Council Seminars
Prefects are appointed only for our senior years. Their selection by management and staff is a reflection of the maturity, responsibility, co-operation and work ethic which these students have displayed during their junior years. It is also recognition of the potential for leadership. Appointments are normally for the duration of the senior cycle. Prefects are ambassadors for the school. Their function is to represent the student cohort at both in school and out of school functions.
A Senior Prefect is expected to give good example in class and around the school with regard to school rules, behaviour, punctuality, uniform, etc. They are asked to be alert for vulnerable students and potential difficulties; to notify the principal of any breakages or damage to school property etc
Each Prefect is assigned to a specific year group. The Prefect develops a relationship with the class and acts as liaison between the Year Head and class, e.g. encouraging class participation in school events.
Green School Team:
Context: the creation of a sense of responsibility among the college community for our environment and the resources we use everyday
This team of students has the responsibility of leading and supporting the college community in its efforts to become greener and more environmentally friendly.
They are a very active group who take on a particular project each year and educate the rest of the college community.
Reader Leader Programme:
The aim of this programme is to provide positive role models for younger students, and to encourage them to develop a love of reading. This in turn helps them progress academically as they get older, as literacy is strongly linked to academic achievement.
Our students volunteer to read with younger students every day at lunchtime for a set period of time. They encourage the youngsters to talk about the story, ask questions and engage with them as they read.
This team of students has the responsibility of helping first year students settle into the college. They each take responsibility for a small number of students in one tutor group. They meet with them every day for the first half term, and go on the first year hike with the group as part of developing the mentor/student relationship. They are available to answer questions and advise the first year students, and they also monitor student interactions and alert staff in case of any concerns.
The Sports Council at Coláiste Pobail Setanta was formed in 2009 and is a vibrant and active Committee in the College. The Committee are involved in a number of initiatives and play an instrumental role in the organisation of sporting events in the College such as Sports Day and Inter-Class Leagues. The Committee also worked with County Dublin Vice Captain Barry Cahill in designing the College Sports Gear and various Sporting kits for the College. They also played an active role in fundraising for the College Defibrillator.