Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help them be the best they can be.

The Students’ Council

School Year 2018/19

National Tree Week 2019: Planting for the Planet to Combat Climate Change

Just a month into the new term and the newly elected Student Council have already been busy. Our 6th class reps have represented the school on two occasions: during the visit from the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and also by addressing the new Junior Infant parents at the Open Night last week. They were really super on both occasions. The Student Council are also our Active School Committee. At today’s meeting they spoke about promoting activity in the school. They plan to begin a ‘running initiative’ in every class, introduce and manage some equipment to the yard at break time and to organise the sports equipment for the school. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement of these awesomely enthusiastic representatives. Ms. Woodcock, Student Council Co-ordinator.

School Year 2017/18

Congratulations to the Students’ Council for all the work they did this school year, helping to organise events like the mammoth cake sale at Halloween and Green Day in March. Their participation ensured everything ran smoothly. In particular we would like to thank the council for the work they did fundraising for the defibrillator and for the Gavin Glynn Foundation. The council is now liaising more closely to the Parents’ Association. This will ensure an even closer community here in St. Brigid’s. Well done to all concerned. A special thank you to Ms. Woodcock. We couldn’t do this without you!

Well done to the children from 3rd to 6th class who were chosen to represent their classes on the Student Council. They will work with Ms. Woodcock to ensure the student voice is heard. They will also be helping Ms. Teehan to promote the Active Flag activities that we do in our school. They are already helping us to come up with some new ideas.

The Students Council and Parents Association have worked together in the past. The Student Council were asked by the PA what charity Green Day should support. They chose the Gavin Glynn Foundation. Now the Student Councils and Parents Association are working together on a more formal basis. They are reported to have had a super session on 27th April, 2018. The Student Council were enthusiastic and full of great ideas. So much so the PA has requested Ms Woodcock to pencil in another meeting before the end of year. The PA feel that they should have 3 or 4 sessions with the Students Council during the school year. Good communication like this between the PA and Students’ Council should create an even better school community. Well done to all concerned.

Our 6th class representatives on the students council officially welcomed our new junior infants and their parents to the school this week. Peggy and Loman spoke to the infants themselves, giving great advice and informing them of all the wonderful things they have to look forward to in their years in this school. Emily and Andrew spoke to the parents at their meeting to let them know what this school was like from a student’s point of view. They spoke of all the wonderful opportunities that lay ahead of their little boys and girls and all the wonderful memories they themselves had over their 7 years in this school. Our student council did the school very proud.

We are very proud of our Student Council. A Student Council is the voice of the students in the school. Members are elected by each class from 3rd class up at the beginning of each school year. They work in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. They meet regularly and make great suggestions for the happiness and smooth running of the school. Thanks to Ms. Woodcock who co-ordinates all this work.

In particular the Student Council in St. Brigid’s do great work organizing fund raising events in the school. Most recently, in June 2017 they ran a Charity T-shirt Day. The students chose to collect for Greystones Cancer Support and St. Catherine’s School. They raised 840 euro so each charity will receive 420 euro.

The Student Council also work as the Active School Council. You can read about the work we have done towards the Active School Flag HERE