The Student Council is democratically elected every year. It acts as a representative body for all the students in Coláiste na Ríochta. They are the voice of the students and their mandate is working for a better school for all students present and future. The Student Council provides an important forum for the views of the students of Coláiste Na Ríochta to be heard. It is a vital communication link generating good relations between students, staff and management and improves the general school atmosphere, condition and facilities.
There are the 10 members (2 from each class group) in the Student Council for the academic year 2017-2018. Each member was nominated by 3 teachers and was elected by the students in their year group in September, 2017. Coláiste Na Ríochta Student council generally meet every 2 weeks, where an agenda (drawn up by the lead teacher and chairperson) is discussed and any issues students wish to raise on behalf of their class is given adequate time for discussion.
Each year we try to ensure some continuum of student council members from one year to the next. This allows for students to be familiar with the running of the student council and the roles members may acquire when they become members. When the 10 members are elected to the student council, each member is given a role with a certain level of responsibility, i.e. Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer etc.
The issues which are discussed vary from academic, social, or infrastructural. The feelings and thoughts of the Student Council are then fed back to school management via the chairperson and the lead teacher whom meet with school management on a regular basis.
Student Council Liaison Teacher: Mr Pat O’Sullivan