Senior and Junior Student Council meetings Nov 2023
Students were thanked for their interest in joining the Student Council.
The following students were nominated and accepted positions on the executive committee;
The following students agreed to act as representatives for their year groups:
|Kate Marie Egan
Student Council Events
Milk Promotion Initiatives
Emer Curley and other members of TY 2022/23 were applauded for their tireless work rolling out Gallen’s Milk Promotion initiative last year.
Aoife Concannon, Clodagh Egan, and other TY students were thanked for continuing the initiative this year.
The Milk Poster Competition was a great method of raising awareness among the student body, regarding the benefits of milk. Mailton Masar , Dylan Morrow and Jake Coffey were thanked for choosing the winners.
Halloween Fancy Dress
The Halloween fancy dress was an excellent fundraiser, raising €450.00 for charity. The Student Council judges enjoyed the experience.
Irish Second Level Students Union AGM on Oct 5th 2023
The Irish Second Level Students ‘Union (ISSU) Laois-Offaly Regional Council took place on Thursday Oct 5th
This meeting was jointly hosted by Emer Curley, who was secretary of Gallen Community School’s
All students enjoyed the experience where they had the opportunity to meet with other young people from across the country.
Emer Curley subsequently stood down from her position as regional representative.
Comhair na nOg AGM, Tullamore Court Hotel, October 17th
The success of the recent trip to Tullamore with Comhair na Nog was highlighted. Students appreciated the opportunity to debate topics that affect young people in County Offaly.
The importance of Universal Design, for people with disabilities was stressed in relation to planning infrastructure and facilities within the county.
Mailton Masar and Jake Coffey stated that they had joined the Offaly branch of Cor na nOg. Jenna Harding, Sarah Farrell and Shauna Buckley are also contemplating joining the organisation.
Student Council 2022
This years Student Council have had a busy term with events and activities. Members of both the Senior and Junior SC attended the Comhairle na nOg AGM in Tullamore last month. Comhairle na nOg are local youth councils designed to give children and young people the right to have his or her voice heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies.
This week four of our Senior Students will attend the Laois-Offaly Regional Council of Schools which is run by the Irish Second Level Students’ Union. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops that inspires leadership, personal growth , development and active citizenship.
Here in school the SC are in the process of establishing a “relax and chill” area for students use, during breaktimes. They are also hosting the latest Wellbeing initiative with the “Cutest Pet” and “Loveliest Lookalike” competition ! Up and coming events will include Christmas activities for Juniors along with some charitable fundraisers.
Congratulations to the schools SC recently elected representatives :
Chairperson ; Emer Curley
Secretary : Sheola Rosney
PRO : Cody Reams
Treasurer : Nathan Cornally
The Gallen CS Student Council for 2020-21 Academic Year was recently elected . The Student Council plays an important role in school life and acts as a bridge between the staff and the students. The Student Council represents the views of Students in our School and also acts as a forum where students can help to air issues and resolve them.
The following is the make-up of the student council for 2020-21–
1ST Year – Isobel Cann and James Wren.
2nd year – Emer Curley and Lee Moore.
3rd Year – Megan Henson [ Secretary ] Liadh Dalton [ Assistant Secretary ] Lauren Reynolds , Leah Jane Taylor and Cody Reams.
TY – Ruairi o Neill [ Treasurer] and Lauren Kidney [ Assistant Treasurer]
5th Year – Ava Grace Egan and Eoin Lally.
6th Year – Cian Egan [ Chairperson] and Rachel Bracken [ Vice Chairperson]
This year our Student Council meets every second Friday at 12 am in the canteen in accordance with social distancing protocols.
Our Student Council has been to the fore in a number of activities recently.
They have met with our Deputy Principal with a view to improving student facilities. On Friday December 4 Ava Grace Egan and Eoin Lally participated in an online Comhairle na N- Og seminar where climate change was the key topic and both students brought to the seminar the experience they have gained from membership of the Climate Action Group .
Our Student Council were actively involved in promoting the Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Crumlin Childrens’ Hospital on Friday December 11 last. Each member of the Student Council collected money from within their year groups with a fantastic total of 830 euro being raised for a worthy cause. The Student Council is also working in conjunction with Liaison Teacher Mr. Mulhall and the Art Department in creating a Student Council noticeboard . After Christmas the focus of the Council will be on framing a Gallen CS Student Constitution , receiving training from the Irish Secondary Students Union and giving a student input into possible designs for the upcoming new Gallen CS PE uniform .
Friday 31st January
A meeting of the Gallen CS student council took place in Mr. Mulhall’s room on Friday 31 January.
Present were: Ross McLoughlin, Orla Duffy , Charlotte Healy ,James McEvoy , Cody Reams , Joseph Dunican and Megan Henson.
Issues discussed were
- Progress on the issue of bag racks between the Home Economics room and the Cluny Unit.
- Ross McLoughlin spoke about more students getting involved in Jigsaw particularly the 3rd Year and TY Groups. Meetings are held once a month.
- As part of the Leaving Certificate subject awareness night, the new PE Curriculum and what it entails could be promoted. It was suggested that students are with teachers at Subject Tables and that students talk about their experiences of the subject.
- That a Spanish Cultural Evening be held as part of the TY Awards Night.
The Council agreed to meet again after midterm.
Student Council 2020
A meeting of the Gallen CS student council took place in Mr Mulhall’s room on Friday January 17. Present were Ross McLoughlin, Orla Duffy, James McEvoy, Cody Reams, Charlotte Healy, Cian Egan, Katie Dunne, Lauren Reynolds and Megan Henson.
The agenda was to fill the positions of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Assistant Secretary.
The following were elected:
|Ross Mc Loughlin
Issues at the meeting included:
- calls for bag racks for second years between the Home Economics room and Cluny centre.
- It was highlighted that first years do not always use the bag racks so perhaps these could be used by second years.
The Council agreed to meet in Mr Mulhall’s room every second Friday at 1240.
It is hoped to get more representatives from each year at our next meeting particularly from TY and 5th Year.