Category Archives: Student Council

Student Council Egg Hunt

To coincide with all our learning about Spring, new life and orienteering in P.E. the Student Council organised an egg hunt for all the children in the school. It took a lot of work and organisation. And it took a lot of will power not to eat all the eggs before the hunt.

We had an egg hunt in the courtyard for Senior Infants and 1st class. They had to run to a cone and try and find eggs hidden under them but there wasn’t an egg under ever cone so they had to keep trying. Some of the teachers even got involved.

   

We had our egg hunt for older classes out the front. Each group had to follow their group name to all the right cones to find a 3 digit combination. This combination was then used to open a combination lock where their eggs were. We had lots of fun organising the egg hunt and all the boys and girls had fun too.

        

First Student Council Meeting

Today was a historic day at Ashbourne ETNS, we held our very first student council meeting. Róisín sat in our first meeting to hear all our great ideas for what we would like to do over the next few months. All of the children had collected ideas from their class mates and also had their own great ideas.

We have decided on what we would like to focus on for the next few weeks so watch this space…..

Student Council Elections

We have been very busy over the past few weeks learning about elections, hustlings and how to give a good speech. We watched some videos of children in America giving speeches to join the student councils in their schools and some encouraging words from Kid President.

We all got very creative for our speeches with some children coming up with songs, dances, raps and some children made very convincing posters and catch phrases.

The elections took place in the library where each child’s name was marked off their class lists and ballots were stamped to make sure everything was fair and official. Each child ticked the box beside the name of the person they wanted elected for their class and placed their ballot in the correct box.

                     

The votes were counted and checked by Robert, Ajay and Maja. The elected members of are student council for this year are:

Emily’s Second Class – Romet                      Sally’s Second Class – Magnus

Katie K’s Third Class – Julia K                      Clara’s Third Class – Robyn and Nikita

Aishling’s Fourth Class – Sofija and Sharya      Michael’s Fourth Class – Ross and Lianna

Shane’s Fifth Class – Daniella and Marcu

We are really looking forward to being part of our school’s first student council and hope to have our first meeting early in the New Year.

(L to R) (back)Nikita, Lianna, Julia, Sharya, Daniella, Ross

(front) Robyn, Magnus, Aoife (filling in for Romet), Sofija