Head Boys, Head Girls and Students’ Council

head prefects 2017

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 Niall Campbell, Jake McCann, Maria Digney and Orla Garvey 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.

Niall Campbell

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

Niall: ‘My favourite part of St. Paul’s would be the friendly and relaxed relationship between pupils and teachers that allows us to achieve our full potential. I would have to say that my favourite subject is Irish as I enjoy learning about the language and culture native to this island.’

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Niall: Diligent, ambitious, approachable’

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

Niall: ‘I listen to a wide range of different musical genres but my favourite groups would have to be The Arctic Monkeys and The Gloaming.’

Jake McCann

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

Jake: ‘My favourite part of St. Paul’s is the atmosphere created by the community spirit. Both teachers and students alike have a common respect for each other which makes learning more enjoyable. The teaching within our school is like no other and it allows our students to achieve their greatest potential. My favourite subject would have to be ICT as I use it every day and it develops my skills and understanding of the modern world.’

 

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Jake: ‘Ambitious, helpful and friendly’

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

Jake: ‘I listen to a wide range of music but my favourite artists would be the Script and Coldplay.’

Maria Digney

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

Maria: ‘My favourite aspect of St. Paul’s would have to be the feeling of family the students have amongst each other. Everyone looks out for each other and it’s always a positive environment to be in. My favourite subject is Biology as it is very interesting learning about the different processes within the body and in our environment.’

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Maria‘Hardworking, friendly and ambitious’

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

Maria: ‘I listen to a variety of music genres but I especially like acoustic pieces. My favourite artists are Picture this, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.’

Orla Garvey

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

Orla: ‘My favourite part of St Paul’s would definitely have to be the promotion of diversity, acceptance and learning. The dedication of the teachers is second to none and allows for all students to build a relationship of trust and commitment in striving to achieve. Religion would be my favourite subject as it allows for the opportunity for an array of viewpoints and opinions to be understood and expressed.’

 

2. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Orla: ‘Driven, Approachable, Motivated’

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

Orla: ‘I enjoy many types of music but my favourite would have to be songs from Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons.’

Student Leadership Team 2017/18

 

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