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On  June  5th , the council helped to welcome the new junior infants to our school. Our new pupils came to the school with their mums and dads and the council helped show the new boys and girls around. They also answered any questions their mums and dads had about what the special things we do in our school. The council also helped Ms O’Toole and Ms Mc Veigh to set out and to prepare their rooms with toys and treats. Everyone was really proud of how well they performed and really proud of the warm welcome they gave to our new pupils.

March Student Council News

The council have been helping to support the Family Fun Quiz, by organising the school knowledge round. The council also kept an eye on the suggestion box in the school and went through the suggestions made by other students. The suggestions were discussed at length and finally an agreement was reached by the council. It was decided to write to the B.O.M. to look for  support for a possible beach trip towards the end of the year. The council are hoping for a favourable reply from the B.O.M.

February Student Council News

In February the council organised Friendship Week throughout the school. Together with class teachers, the council helped highlight the importance of friendship and how to be a good friend. The council complied friendship packs which were distributed to all classes. These gave the teachers ideas for friendship lessons, friendship recipes and friendship bracelets to name but a few. Teachers also organised extra fun activities and social skills games in their classes. The friendship week ended with a wonderful assembly coordinated and organised by the second classes. A great week was had by all!

Louth County Council Visit

Students Council Meeting December
St. Oliver’s N.S. Student Council visited Marymount NS on December 5th. The  visit was arranged by the council in an effort to liaise with other student councils in the town and to find out about the work they do in their school. There, the council met with and had a thirty minute meeting with members of Marymount N.S. Student Council.  Ideas and views were discussed and exchanged and both schools gained much from the visit. St Oliver’s extended an invitation to Marymount Student Council to come and visit our school before the end of the school year.

Pictures from our trip to Marymount NS

Students Council Meeting November
Recently the student council have been learning about children’s rights and responsibilities and the United Nations Convention, on the Rights of the Child. One of the main themes of this charter is that children should be consulted and given a voice in areas that affect them. The student council recently conducted a survey on feelings and attitudes towards school life in St Oliver’s N.S. Results were analysed and collated by the council and were extremely positive and encouraging.

Students Council Meeting October

Big congratulations to the council for their work and support with the Halloween disco. In the month of November, the student council hopes to arrange a visit to another school to see what work other councils do. The council will write an email to other schools in the town to see if any other school would be interested in receiving a visit from St. Oliver’s Student Council.

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