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School Council Elections 2019/2020

On 10th October, Mrs Ward held an assembly inviting the children from P4-P7 to consider applying for the position of school council representative serving the new academic year. Mrs Ward explained the process for application and discussed with the children the expectations of a good school councilor. Feeling enthused, the children set off to prepare manifestos and campaign posters. They worked as individuals and as part of a team, and posters were displayed throughout the school.

Following this, on 7th November, we held an election day, where each candidate delivered their manifesto with confidence and great articulation to an audience of class peers. Each pupil then voted anonymously for their chosen candidate. Voting stations were manned by P7 children and votes were counted by the school election team.

Finally, on the 12th November, after an eager wait, results were shared with all children P4-P7 at a school assembly. As the children gathered excitedly in anticipation, Mrs Ward revealed the new school council representatives for each class. Special guests included, Michael Lynch, friend of St. Peter’s and Cailiosa Ni Dhuill, Headgirl of St. Paul’s Highschool, Bessbrook.

Our most welcome guests congratulated the newly elected councilors and Mr Lynch reminded those not elected this time to remain determined and encouraged to apply next year. Cailiosa spoke of the collective team effort needed for school council, and assured the children not to be afraid of making changes for the betterment of pupils and school life at St. Peter’s.


All at St. Peter’s wish a huge congratulations to our representatives and look forward to the coming months with our newly elected St. Peter’s School Council.


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