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?

  • To enhance communication between students, management, staff and parents.
  • To promote an environment conducive to educational and personal development.
  • To promote friendship and respect among students.
  • To support the management and staff in the development of the school.
  • To represent the views of the students on matters of general concern to them.
MEC Student Council
The Student Council is a representative structure through which students in MEC 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 MEC Student Council 2021 comprises students from all 6 years from MCC in partnership with students from MPP The Student Council began meeting in October 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.

First Year Reps:

Yasmine Aloui (1K)

Fionn McLochlainn (1i)

Second Year Reps:

Baresham Zaidi (2i)

Steven Riley (2i)

Third Year Reps:

Hannah Robinson (3G)

Glen Shaubu (3E)

Transition Year Reps:

Keelin Hackett (4i)

Dorcas Oke (4G)

Fifth Year Reps:

Tom McNeill (5i)

Naoise De Faoite (5J)

Sixth Year Reps:

Karen Gill (6i)

Pádraig Bennett (6J)

Dec 21
2022
Christmas Holidays Begin. School Closes @11 am
Jan 05
2023
School Reopens New Term Begins Thu. 5th Jan. 2023
Jan 12
2023
5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting 4.15 pm - 6.45 pm
Jan 16
2023
Teaching & Learning Week
Mariavilla, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 P2R0, Ireland
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