St. Vincents Primary School

Why a Student Council?

Our Student Council helps to make St Vincent’s a more inclusive and welcoming school for all. It provides all of our pupils with an opportunity to have their voice heard. Participation in Student Council promotes the skills of leadership, communication, teamwork, organisation and public speaking.   


How it works

Each year students from third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes are invited to nominate themselves as class representative on the Student Council. There is an opportunity for candidates to state their reasons for wanting to participate and some debate prior to the class election.

The Student Council meets fortnightly and meetings are facilitated by Ms Sugrue. Class representatives bring the views of their classmates to the council and share the issues discussed at council with their classmates. The student council meet periodically with the principal Ms O Sullivan and decisions made by the student council may be brought to management in the school.

What we do

The Student Council plays an important role in:

Representing the views of all students and contributing to the effective management of our school.

Representing the student body in welcoming visitors to our school eg the Lord Mayor, 

School celebrations eg The Student Council St Patrick’s Day Céilí

Fundraising for charities such as Wear our Winter Woollies in support of St Vincent de Paul

Special projects and occasions such as an audit of the languages spoken in our school community, creating welcome posters in these languages, making the student decision in favour of St Vincent’s becoming a School of Sanctuary.