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St Louis High School Student Representative Council -- SRC
What is a Student Council?
A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and the students.
Student Council Constitution
Role of the Student Council
Structure of the Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is comprised of 12 elected 6th Year students and includes the Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl. Ten of the SRC members liaise with the different year groups - two for each year group from 1st Yr to 5th Yr. These are known as the SRC Liaisons. Each class in the school also elects an SRC Representative (Rep.) and an SRC Vice - Representative (Vice - Rep.) The class Reps. meet with the 6th Year SRC.
Nominations and Elections
The SRC class representatives (reps.) are elected in late September each year. Nominations will be sought from each class by completing an official form. This will take place during an extended registration period. Nominated students must have a very good record of behaviour, attendance and punctuality. A decision will be made as to the suitability of nominees in consultation with the Class Teacher, Year Head, SRC Liaison Teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal, as appropriate, prior to the election process. The provision of nomination papers and the class elections will be organised by the SRC Liaison Teacher. The class elections are by straight vote at a class meeting i.e. the student with the most votes is the SRC Rep. and the next student with the most votes is the vice SRC Rep. The counting of votes is supervised by the class teacher.
Preparations for the 6th Year Student Representative Council (SRC) elections will take place in the 2nd Term of Fifth Year. Nominations will be sought on an official form. Nominated students must have a very good record of behaviour, attendance and punctuality which will be checked in consultation with the Class Teacher, Year Head, SRC Liaison Teacher, Deputy Principal, and Principal, as appropriate, prior to the election process. This will be organised by the SRC Liaison Teacher. The SRC elections take place in two stages:
The twelve positions are elected from the year group as a whole by Proportional Representation (P.R.)
At all stages, voting is by secret ballot following speeches by the candidates. Candidates must receive a nomination from a student in their class or year group and this nomination must be seconded by another student, before they can go forward for election.
Term of Office
SRC- May – May
Student Council Officers
PR officers, Arts & Events, Sports, Lost Property etc.
Student Representative Council for 2018-2019
A Gazal (Head Girl); M Bunbury (Deputy Head Girl); K Balthazaar; A Kelly; K Chickwe; R Doyle; J Molloy; J O’Malley; R McMonagle; I Ryan; A Wakefield-Drohan; I Kagawala.