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Student Council

Pupil Voice and Pupil Ownership are vital in St Raphaela’s Primary School

Our Student Council is very important to us to enhance pupil agency. We set up our Student Council in 2014 with the help of Sr. Mary, Ms. Corry and Ms. Morrison. The aim of the Student Council is to help improve school life for everybody. In our first year we held elections in Third – Sixth Class, and we had student representatives who included the views from Junior Classes as well. Since 2015 we had representatives from all classes in the school from Junior Infants- Sixth Class. We have regular meetings in the classroom and monthly meetings with the teachers.

Some of the ways we have improved school life include:

  • Bins in the toilet
  • The way that pupils use the Junior Corridor
  • Organising fundraisers for the whole school. E.g. Our Pyjama day to raise funds for Dublin Zoo which was effected by the pandemic.
  • Buddy Benches in the Yard
  • Rota for the Monkey Bars

A Student Council is a medium which helps to ensure all pupils’ voices are heard. Every class in the school has two representatives on the student council and they have the opportunity to bring the concerns, needs and voices of their fellow pupils to other school decision makers.

The student council are avid fundraisers and help our school engage fully in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The student council are avid fundraisers and help our school engage fully in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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