The main role of a Student Council is set out in the Education Act “to promote the interests of the school and the involvement of students in the affairs of the school, in co-operation with the board, parents and teachers”. The student council leadership team is a representative structure for all the students in the school. It has a very important role in augmenting the voice of the whole student body through the respective class leaders. Each class group has at least one student representative elected. Students develop a range of leadership skills by being active members on the council, which are all transferable and will be of benefit to them during their time at school and as they navigate their way through life after school in third level, the world of work and beyond. Mr. Conor Hayes and Niamh McCarthy are the link teachers for the 2022-2023 Student Council.
The Student Council sets its own objectives, and these vary from year to year. Some general objectives could be uniform related, food in the canteen, policies, improved communication between teachers/management and students. They meet at regular intervals to discuss matters arising in the school.
The Abbey is an ERST school, and we are very lucky to have the support and guidance from ERST when required in promoting the student leadership team.
2022 2023 Student Council Leadership Team
Jamie Cotter, Jack Hogan, James Gleeson, Colm O’Shea, Conor Ryan, Sean O’Gorman, Oisin Pearl(Pictured above)
Cathal Martin, Cathal Maguire, Conor McCarthy, Conor Marnane, Oisin Lewis,
Conor O’Donoghue, LJ Roche, Evan Slattery,
Joseph Howard, Shane O’Brien, Darragh O’Hora, David Kingston, Sean O’Mahony, Eoin O’Brien, Jamie Byrnes, Brendan Delaney, Daniel O’Dwyer
Bill Quirke, Rory McCall, Joe O’Callaghan, Evan McCarthy, Cillian Crowe, Peter Comerford
Colm Power, Eoin Doocey, Gavin Cussen, Daniel Moloney, Evan Kennedy, Shane O’Connor