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St. Mary's Successfully Introduce a Student Council22.1.2010
The Assembly Hall in St Mary’s Grammar school was buzzing with election excitement on Friday 22nd January as students from Years 8- 12 went to the polling booths to elect their representatives on the soon-to- be- established School Council. A School Council is a great opportunity for the whole school community as it fosters, nurtures and promotes student involvement.
The council will be made up of elected pupils from each year group. Once elected, the councillors have to make sure that they put forward both their views and the views of pupils in their year group as they are the representatives of the other students in the school.
Mrs Hynds, who is co-ordinating the School Council, explained: “A School Council should make the school a better place for the students, as they consider issues which can lead to school improvement. They are given a voice and the forum to try and make their suggestions become reality. I hope that the School Council will enable pupils to contribute, influence and initiate strategic ideas relating to the day to day running of school.”