School Council

School Council


The School Council in Rathmore provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and views and have a real say in decisions that affect them.


The School Council provides a representative structure through which students can debate issues of concern and undertake initiatives of benefit to the school and the wider community’.

The School Council allows pupils to develop skills and qualities in leadership roles, involving students in meaningful ways both in and beyond the classroom. It provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their talents and interests while continuing to develop new skills.


  • Promoting the ethos of the school

  • Representing the views of the student body to the school management

  • Promoting good communication within the school

  • Supporting the educational development and progress of students

  • Contributing to the development of school policy

  • Assisting in the extra-curricular life of the school

  • Assisting in organising fund raising events for charity



Tutor Group

·        1 Member

·        Democratically Elected

·        Members join Year Council

Year Council

·        9 Representatives plus 1 Communication Officer (Years 8-10)

·        8 Representatives plus 1 Communication Officer (Years 11-14)

·        Democratically Elected

·        One member from each year joins School Council

School Council

·        1 Representative from each year plus Communication Officer

·        Members sit for a full year on the School Council 



Weekly Meetings

Year 8 Monday – Langs 4

Year 9 Monday – Langs 5 

Year 10 Monday – Langs 6

Year 11 Monday – Langs 7

Year 12 Monday – Langs 9

Lower Sixth Monday – Maths 1

Upper Sixth Monday – Maths 7




June 2019

Students have created a  Child Protection Policy and a document of Frequently Asked Questions. 

May 2019

School Council Newsletter

December 2018

The Junior and Senior Councils met with Mrs Hamilton and the Senior Leadership Team in December 2018 to discuss a wide range of issues including: School and PE uniform, an Eco-Club for juniors, canteen arrangements, girls' sports, pastoral programme, travel by bus, recycling, LLW curriculum, GCSE and A Level subjects and positive mental health. As a result meetings have been set up with staff and pupils to discuss further some of the issues raised by pupils.

June 2018

Students have created a student friendly drug policy to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs. It will be displayed in their Student Planner and on the Pastoral Noticeboard.

May 2018

School Council Newsletter 

December 2017

The School Council met with the Senior Leadership Team to raise important issues that had been brought to the attention of the representatives. These included mental health awareness, the homework policy, facilities in the canteen and IT access. Feedback on these issues has been given to the student body in tutor group, during assemblies and through the information notice board.

September 2017

Our Uniform Recycle Initiative was launched during the last academic year. We would like to thank all of our students who brought in different items of uniform in support of this worthwhile venture. Parents can contact the school office should they wish to purchase any item of school uniform.


April 2017

School Council Newsletter

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  That they may have life, and have it to the full.
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