Head Boys, Head Girls and Students’ Council

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Every academic year St Paul’s offers an opportunity to students in Year 14 to join the Senior Leadership Team. Four of the successful candidates will also be put forward by their peers and staff members for the position of Head Boys and Head Girls and this year Jack McKevitt, Richard Keenan, Kerrie Fegan and Tara Clarke hold the esteemed positions.

The prestigious role of the Head Boy and Head Girl is to lead the Students’ Council and Senior Leadership and act as the students representatives. They are also ambassadors for the school and represent us on both academic and social events.

The school Students’ Council offers a valuable opportunity for students to interact with each other and with senior members of staff and is vital to giving the students an input into improving life at St Paul’s. The council consists of two representatives from every year group as well as Ms Fearon with responsibility for student voice. The Head Boys and Head Girls act as co-chairs of the Students’ Council. The representatives are elected every year by their fellow students.

We caught up with our two Head Boys and two Head Girls to learn a few things about them.

Jack McKevitt

1. What is your favourite part of St Paul’s and your favourite subject?

Jack: ‘My favourite part of St Paul’s is the family environment that exists.  All of the staff are determined to ensure that each pupil achieves their utmost potential.  My favourite subject would have to be Maths.  I love the buzz out of solving a problem which requires using all the skills I’ve learned from first year.’

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Jack: ‘Approachable, outgoing, motivated’

3. What would you classify your taste in music to be and who would your favourite artist be?

Jack: ‘I have a wide and varied taste in music.  I particularly enjoy acoustic artists such as Ed Sheeran but I also have a love for older music from bands such as Queen, Guns N’ Roses and U2. 

Richard Keenan

1. What is your favourite part of St Paul’s and your favourite subject?

Richard: ‘I really enjoy the community driven atmosphere that is present in St Paul’s.  The respect between ourselves as pupils and staff alike is something to be admired.  My favourite subject would have to be English, it is one subject that has really grown on me down through the years and I feel it could highly influence what I will do when I leave St Paul’s.’

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Richard: ‘Ambitious, motivated, hilarious’

3. What would you classify your taste in music to be and who would your favourite artist be?

Richard: ‘I suppose my two favourite genres of music would be Pop and RnB.  I listen to Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike when I’m mad for a party, but Justin Bieber just does it for me.’

Kerrie Fegan

1. What is your favourite part of St Paul’s and your favourite subject?

Kerrie: ‘My favourite thing about St Paul’s is the community spirit that exists amongst the pupils.  Despite the size of the school there is always a familiar face around the corner.  I love being a senior student as you form a positive relationship with the teachers which allows for mutual respect and allows for a bit of craic in class.  My favourite subject would have to be History because I find it very interesting and keeps us up to date on current affairs.’

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Kerrie‘Friendly, approachable, helpful’

3. What would you classify your taste in music to be and who would your favourite artist be?

Kerrie: ‘I like to listen to a lot of different artists and genres but my favourite would have to be Beyonce.’

Tara Clarke

1. What is your favourite part of St Paul’s and your favourite subject?

Tara: ‘What I truly love about St Paul’s is the community atmosphere. Nobody is left out or forgotten and a sense of family spirit runs throughout. My favourite subject would have to be sociology.  The opportunity to learn why things happen within society is something that deeply intrigues me.’  

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Tara: ‘Driven, ambitious, loyal’

3. What would you classify your taste in music to be and who would your favourite artist be?

Tara: ‘I enjoy a variety of different artists and genres, but to the disapproval of my friends, my favourite genre would have to be country.’

Student Leadership Team 2016/17

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