Student Council

What we do

Student council works to represent student voice in the school. We work in partnership with the student body, the Board of Management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school community.

Providing a line of communication between students, management, staff and parents, advocating on behalf of students, and representing the views of the student body on matters of concern to them, Student Council is a crucial part of making sure the students in Sutton Park School feel heard and represented. Student Council can also be convened by staff for consultation on a specific issue.

Our work

Our past achievements include:

St Vincent de Paul Food Drive

We help promote and organise the annual St Vincent de Paul food drive, which helps local families in need.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Events

Student Council has a history of running events for Seachtain na Gaeilge. In past years we have run table quizzes, discussion groups, céilís, and film screenings, with a large student uptake from Irish and international students from all year groups.

Irish Second-Level Student’ Union Engagement

We engage with the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU), with our representatives having attended events such as the union’s Annual Assembly, including voting on ISSU policies and doing workshops.

Student Identity Cards

We enabled students to easily purchase International Student Identity Cards, which provide students with access to student discounts and offers worldwide.

Reviewing Policies

We provide student consultation on school policies, for instance Medical Policy and Guidance Policy. Although it might not be the most glamourous part of our work, it’s a very important part of what we do in promoting student voice in the school.

Providing Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Students brought their concerns about a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms to Student Council. We discussed the issue and agreed with management that several bathrooms in the school could be made gender-neutral. The signs on these bathrooms were changed and we put up posters to inform students. We are delighted to say that we received strong positive feedback from students.