As and from September 2017, Powerscourt National School has a Student Council, which consists of a group of class representatives who help to share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with school staff. The Student Council endeavours to promote a positive atmosphere in our school, in which all pupils feel like they belong and can have their voices heard. It also is a means of exploring problem solving and embracing responsibilities.
After a period of campaigning, the pupils voted by ballot for their own class representatives. The Student Council for the year 2017/18 is as follows:
- Leila Reynolds
- Robyn Molloy
- Penny Berkeley
- Patrick Miller
- Joe Maloney
- Dan Corrigan
- Anna Weldon
- Sarah Weijer
The Student Council meet every week or two, under the guidance of Mrs. Kinkead.
The first major achievement of the Student Council has been the organisation of a Hallowe’en Disco in the school hall, which raised €536 for the Simon Community- a charity which helps homeless people in Ireland. This is a wonderful example of how great things can happen when students, teachers and parents work together. =)