We are delighted to have our very first Student Council in SS Peter and Paul JNS. The children were chosen by their peers to represent their class and express their views on how we can improve our school.
Each student council will consist of 8 members that represent all four class levels. These members will be rotated throughout the year therefore allowing each class to share their ideas and opinions.
The first cohort of 8 were chosen for the month of February, they represent Ms Ní Mhaonaigh's Junior Infants, Ms O Regan's Senior Infants, Mrs O Connor's First Class and Mr Gallagher's Second Class. The members will then be rotated every month to represent all the classes.
For the month of March, Mrs Adderley's Junior Infants, Ms Donnelly's Senior Infants, Ms McNamee's First Class and Ms O Donnell's Second Class were represented.
The Student Council were asked to give their thoughts and share their ideas on how we could improve the hallway in the Senior Infant building. They came up with some amazing ideas. The first thing they all agreed on was that the area needed more colour!!! So we chose the different paint colours and Pshemeck, our fantastic caretaker, painted the classroom doors over the midterm break.
The next thing we will be looking at is how to make the walls and floor more child friendly.
The Student Council decided it would be great to have some toys in the hallway to play with, so we chose some fantastic sensory toys to put on the wall.
More Sensory Toys
We then decided to add some sensory lights to bright the space up.
April Student Council Members
For the month of March, Ms Feeney's Junior Infants, Ms Moore's Senior Infants, Ms Meehan's First Class and Ms Knowles' Second Class were represented.
They were continuing on the great work of our previous months' Student Councils and were asked of ways to help improve our sensory corridor. They thought painting the walls was a great idea and loved the "Jungle" theme. Here they are with our fantastic artist Alison O Grady. She is doing a wonderful job painting the walls to create our Jungle themed corridor.
Our March Student Council members are:
Joe Casey, Ellen Murphy, Evan Reilly, Emily Coll, Adam Mellows, Mollie Marie Coyne, Fiadh Crowley Smith and Liam Lynch.
Our Jungle corridor is really coming together now.
Alison started off by drawing sketches on the all with chalk.
She then started to paint the trees.