The First election to the Student Council took place during the academic year 2006.
With the assistance of the Blanchardstown Youth Service training has been held for the newly elected Student Council during the month of October 2010. We now have a very enthusiastic Executive Committee and Council for 2010/2011.
Blakestown Student Council
Objectives and Aims
- To enhance communication between students, management, staff and parent.
- To promote an environment conducive to educational and personal development.
- To promote friendship and respect among pupils.
- To support the management and staff in the development of the school.
- To represent the view of the student on matters of general concern to them.
Functions of a Student Council
The student council listens to what students in the school have to say.
The student council represents the students and is the voice for the opinions and ideas.
CONSULT AND COOPERATE
The student council consults and cooperates with all of the other members of the school community on issues that are of concern to the students.
The student council keeps the rest of the school informed about the issues being discussed, decisions taken and events planned, through the use of notice boards, school magazine, newsletter, website, etc.
The student council actively tries to find out the opinions, ideas and concerns of students by carrying out surveys/questionnaires.
Activities for Student Council
Liaising with principal and board of management on issues of concern to students
Communication and co-operation with school staff
Working with the parents’ council in school
Co-operating with management and staff on the development of school rules and regulations
Involvement in school planning
Having a say in school policies e.g. anti-bullying policy