Prefects & Student Council

Student Council

The Education Act, 1998 (Section 27) provides for the establishment of student councils, intending them to play an integral and important role in the school community. Student Councils provide a representative structure through which students can debate issues of concern and undertake initiatives of benefit to the school and the wider community.

The Board of Management of St. Patrick’s Classical School recognises that students have a voice and a contribution to make to the school. It is important therefore that they be given the opportunity to express their views on issues of concern to them in the school. It is equally important that they are listened to and encouraged to take an active part in promoting the aims and objectives of the school.

The Student Council organise many events for students during the school year and raise funds for various charities and organisations.
 

Senior Prefects

Prefects are appointed from our Leaving Certificate group.  Their appointment to this leadership position in St. Patrick’s Classical School is a reflection of how the students have embraced the ethos of our school. A Prefect employs the core values of courtesy, respect and responsibility.

Prefects are ambassadors for the school and are excellent role models for other students. Their function is to represent the student body at school events and to act as role models upholding our value system

Prefects have a key role to play in the everyday life of the school. They can be called on to give practical assistance to teachers. They act as mentors, particularly to our first year students helping them to settle in and make the transition from primary to secondary less stressful. A group of prefects take responsibility for each first year tutor group and build a rapport with these students.