A Student’s Council (Junior/Senior) is in operation in our school. The Council involves a representative from each class. These representatives are democratically elected by their peers
Student Council Members 2021/2022:
Council President: Sam Brooks
Vice President: George Mhitarjans
Senior Deputy President: Sneha Chhipa
Junior Deputy President: Shashwat Somesh
Public Relations Officer: Oisin Johnston
Junior Mayor: Aoife Carrol
ISSU School Rep: Maeve Murphy
Student executive members: Ryan Dolan, Marcus Flanagan, Patrijia Rybakova
Arcadia Creative Climate Website Winners 2022:
This project involved looking at what Athlone and the Arcadia Retail park might look like in 2050 with reference to environmental changes. The team were all part of the Student Council who conducted research, created a website and put together a video to showcase their entry. The second part of the competion was an interview where they really impressed the judges with their depth of knowledge realating to climate issues.
Team Name - ACC Climate Caretakers
Team - Sam Brooks, Aoife Carroll, Shashwat Somesh, Ryan Dolan and Kristers Jonass
We have a culture of student voice here in Athlone Community College. We are making strides in ensuring that Student voice is a core aspect of a young person’s educational experience in our school. We believe that for a child to truly be at the centre of their own learning, then they must be provided with opportunities to exercise their voice.
We have an extremely effective Student Council and Prefect system but we go beyond this to ensure that we ‘hear’ all voices.
We have Student Voice included in our curriculum as part of the learning modules in our Wellbeing Programme.
We have a dedicated First Year Programme aimed at easing the transition from Primary school into Post-Primary school. This Programme begins by reaching out and engaging with our students while they are still in 6 th class to help ease them into making the transition to post-primary school
Subject choice Presentation for Parents Click here to download.