Maynooth Community College
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Student Council

Student Council

What is the Student Council?

A Student Council is a representative structure through which students in a post-primary school can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management and staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. We believe that students have a valuable contribution to make to the effectiveness of their school. In turn, their involvement in the operation of the school is itself a valuable part of the education process for the students. A Student Council provides an opportunity for students to engage in a structured partnership with teachers, parents and school managers in the operation of their school. Research indicates that Student Councils can improve academic standards and reduce dropout rates in schools. Through the Student Council, we aim to create a sense of ownership of the school and its activities among the student population. The establishment of a Student Council gives students an opportunity to acquire the sort of communication, planning and organisation skills which will be of benefit to them in their future lives. It enables students to take responsibility for projects and to demonstrate that they can manage and bring such projects to a successful conclusion. Moreover, the contribution made by a Student Council to the development of school policy in several areas can have significant benefits for students and the school. School policies are far more likely to be successful where they are clearly understood and accepted by all partners within the school community.

What are the aims of the Student Council?

  • Creation of anonymous Teams forms for each year group to allow students to send in suggestions and queries
  • Student Council to undergo training and elect chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer
  • Supporting a chosen charity - AsIAm chosen
  • Create an Instagram presence to keep students informed of weekly meetings and outcomes
  • Black History Month - contact the Diversity and Inclusion and Yellow Flag committees to help plan and organise events for BHM
  • Student Council reps will update students on issues and outcomes in the monthly year group assemblies

MCC Student Council
The Student Council is a representative structure through which students in MCC can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. We believe that students have a valuable contribution to make to the effectiveness of their school. In turn, their involvement in the operation of the school is itself a valuable part of the education process for the students. Through the Student Council, we aim to create a sense of ownership of the school and its activities among the student population.
The MCC Student Council 2023 comprises students from all 6 years from MCC in partnership with students from MPP The Student Council began meeting in September and have weekly meetings on Friday at break time where all student issues are introduced and discussed. Students from MPP, MCC are invited to bring any issues they have to the attention of the relevant council members and their concerns will be discussed at the weekly meeting.

Aug 21
2024
Induction Day New Students 2nd - 6th year
Aug 23
2024
1st years - First Day of School
Aug 26
2024
1st, 3rd & 6th years
Aug 27
2024
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th years
Mariavilla, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 P2R0, Ireland
01 601 6041
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