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St Patrick's Primary School Primary School, Holywood
Please note : There are no available P.7 places in St.Patricks PS, at this time.
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School Council


2019/2020 Student Council Members

The School Council has been working hard this term. We have elected new class representatives and we have met to discuss our goals for this year.

The School Council voted on the best people for the different roles within the council. The roles are:

Chair – Callum and Luke

Vice Chair – Oliver and Bronwyn

Secretary – Ben

Publicity Officers – Clara, Cillian and Emily

Poster Team – Tom and Aoife

Ideas Box – Zara and Hugo

Registration and Alerting – Daniel, Jim and Iona

We talked about what makes a good school council representative and here’s what we came up with:

  • A good listener
  • Confident to share your ideas
  • Helpful
  • A good team player
  • Reliable
  • A good role model
  • Innovative
  • A good communicator

Our goals for this year/what we would like to achieve is to improve break and lunchtime in the school playground. We would like to buy some playground equipment, to make lunchtimes more fun. We would like to set up a reading/art area in the KS2 playground. We would also like to help make ICT more fun and help to keep the ICT room organised.

We will be hosting lots of fundraisers next term, so that we can buy this equipment. Find out about our events on our school council board or on the school website!


Sept 2019 - Miss Mc Keogh is our new Student Council teacher.

Elections for Student Council and our new Eco- Council will be held in October.


About us - School Councillor roles

What does a school council do?

The school council meets – usually with a teacher present - to discuss and sort our problems these may include some lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning fundraisers and writing newspaper articles.

What jobs are there?

Each year, ever class will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council.

The council will then meet to elect officers such as:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

What makes a good one?

A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and get things done.

Many schools have councils, but they are not all successful, these are some of the things that make a council effective:

  • Regular meetings
  • A council that is not to big
  • Class/ form councils that meet regularly
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific eves or issues

Our trip to Stormont

School Council Trip to Stormont

On the 17th of January 2018, the School Council went to Stormont. We were there to find out how a real functioning government worked and we could use that information to improve our school our school council and how it runs. When we got out of the bus we had to pass through a security block. In there we were given little yellow pass cards and continued up the hill to Stormont.

The inside of the building was even more magnificent than the outside. The ceiling was lined with gold and 4 golden chandeliers dangled splendidly over our heads. Beautiful marble pillars stood proudly on each side of the great hall. A nice lady came out of one of the many marble arches. She asked us a few questions to see what we knew about Stormont and its business. We were able to answer most of them (thankfully).

The lady took us to the Assembly Chamber and we had a mock debate. The topic was school uniform – should you were school uniform or not. At the end of the debate we had to walk through two secret unnoticeable side doors depending on our vote. My team won (there were only two votes for the other team!!). We were then shown around the Assembly Building and it was very interesting. The lady who was showing us around then took us into a small room and showed us a powerpoint on the politicians’ work.

It was one of the best school trips I have ever gone on and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope to keep improving the school!

Joseph Lavery (P7) Joint-Chairman


Work so far!

12th Mar 2020
The School Council have organised for all children to 'wear green' on Monday 16th...