Student Council

The Student Council was established in 2010 as part of the Equality and Justice strand of the Learn Together Curriculum. The aim of the council is to provide students with greater involvement in the decision making  procedures of the school and learn about the democratic process.

Two children from each class are elected by secret ballot and retain their positions on the council for the duration of the school year. Infant classes are represented by two elected pupils from 6th Class. Children in the senior classes canvass prior to the election.

The Student Council meets several times each term. Meetings are facilitated by a lead teacher with council representatives collecting ideas and suggestions for the agenda from each class ahead of each meeting. Suggestions are then discussed, prioritised and are brought to the attention of the Principal and to staff meetings. Since it was established, the Student Council has been responsible for a number of positive changes in the  school such as the very successful 6th Class-Junior Infant Buddy System. The council has held many fundraisers and has also been responsible for several other successful initiatives, in particular the campaign to install a zebra crossing outside the old school building.

The student council continues to play an important role in school life and makes a vital contribution to improving our school environment and the quality of school life for all pupils and staff.

Student Council Blog

Find out what we’ve been up to!


The Student Council ran another very successful Winter Jumper Day this year.  The members of the Student Council decided that all donations from this initiative would go to the Peter McVerry Trust to help the homeless.  Well done all!

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The Student Council celebrated World Soil Day by holding a ‘Plant Off’.  The children planted bulbs and flowers which were kindly donated by our Parent Teacher Association.

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The Student Council brought ‘Children’s Rights’ bingo to the classes as a way to celebrate International Children’s Day and also mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention of Children’s Rights.  The winners got to do one less thing for homework.

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The children treated us to delightful performances at this years winter concert.  They sang beautifully, danced with fantastic rhythm and played their tin whistles tunefully.  The Junior and Senior Infants finished of the concert with a spectacular performance of The Snowman at Sunset.  Well done to all the children.  Thank you to all the staff ...

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The Student Council Winter Wooly Jumper Day was a great success and everyone joined in to help raise funds for the Simon Community. Well done to the Student Council on their 4th successful Winter Wooly day and keep up the good work.

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The Student Council held a Pyjama Day and it was a great success. Well done to all of the children and staff who wore their PJs. All funds raised will go towards resources for the school. Well done to the Student Council and keep up the good work.

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The Student Council joined forces with The Green School Committee to hold a Winter Wooly Walk to School Day. The purpose of the day was twofold: to raise money for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and to reduce our carbon footprint by travelling to school on foot, bike or scooter. Well done to ...

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Student Council Buddies 2017

The new Junior Infants met their Sixth Class buddies for the first time this week.  This is a Student Council initiative which helps the Junior Infants to settle in.  The children from 6th class went along to the Junior Infant classroom and chatted with their buddy and read to them.

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The Student Council invited all at Navan Educate Together to wear a winter wooly today to raise money for the homeless.  There was a great array of jumpers and tshirts on display, including some homemade seasonal jumpers!!!  Thank you to all who wore a winter wooly and well done to the Student Council on a ...

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Winter Jumper Day 2015

Last Friday (11th December 2015) the Student Council held a Winter Jumper Day.  The girls and boys from the Student Council worked hard in promoting the event by designing fabulous posters that were displayed around the school.  They decided that money raised from this event was to go to the homeless.  Two children from the Student ...

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