Kerry ETB
Coláiste Gleann Lí

Student Voice / Student Council


“Promoting and facilitating the development of student voice, student participation, and student leadership”.


  • To recognise students as stakeholders, value their views, and ensure their involvement in the operation of the school.
  • To ensure that the student council is democratically elected and representative , and is a catalyst for change , with an active role in decision-making and policy development

  • To support students in taking leadership roles by facilitating relevant training and providing opportunities to lead school initiatives.

  • To consult and engage with students to review and improve teaching, learning and assessment practices.

Adapted from ‘Looking at Our School : A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools’

Student Council Members 2022/2023

1st Year

Radoslaw Dziewa (1A)

Wil McGrath (1B) (PRO)

Oskar Bartczak (1C)

2nd Year

Elizabete Silina (2A)

Maja Wosik (2B)

Brian Fealy (2C)

3rd Year

Charlie Perkins (3A) (Treasurer)

Abigail O’Shea (3B) (Secretary)

Kaitlyn O’Connell (3C)

5th Year

Lily O’Sullivan (Deputy Chairperson)

Hayley Buckley

Carla Foley

6th Year

Romario Whelan (Chairperson)

Mateusz Kowalski

Paivi Dowds (PRO)

Student Councils’ Work

Worked on planning of event to raise awareness of diversity in our school population with a special focus on LGBT+

Conducted a campaign to improve hygiene in the school particularly the toilets, canteen and corridors. Asking students to make posters to get the message across.

Carried out survey of students and staff at the request of the canteen provider to make suggestions for changes to the canteen menu.

Worked with management to discuss student questions and then communicate back responses to the student body.

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