Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Student Leadership
in Woodbrook College
Student Leadership
At Woodbrook College, student participation is at the core of our student leadership programme. Student voice and activism is encouraged through the ample student leadership opportunities we offer. Students are encouraged to practice a range of leadership skills in a supportive, learning and social environment.
Fun Run 2019
Report
Fun Run 2019
In spite of the wet weather, the 2019 Fun Run took place on Friday October 25th. For the first time in its existence the venue was changed from Shanganagh Park to the school campus due to the poor wet weather. The students involved in the organisation were excellent when asked to adapt to the contingency of staging the run on the schools grounds at short notice. Well done to all involved on reacting so well to the change of venue. Even though the weather was poor, student enthusiasm and participation was high. This was reflected by the €1250 fundraised from the €5 entry fee to take part. The funds raised were donated to the four different charity partners; Irish Aid, Vision Sports Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Christmas Hamper appeal. Well done to all those bravely participated in spite of the poor weather and their generous donations. For the students that were keen to compete, there three races within the Fun Run; senior boys’, girls’ and junior boys’. Congratulations to Conor Murphy on winning the senior boys’ race, Eve O’Brien on winning the girls’ race and Nathan O’Shea on winning the junior boys’ race. The whole school community look forward to the 2020 edition of the Fun Run and wish for improved weather conditions so it can return to the Shanganagh Park venue.
Endeavour Awards
2020
Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Awards are awards given out to people who make a positive contribution to their community over the past 12 months. The awards recognize what people have achieved, or an area that they have excelled in. Bray & District Chamber of Commerce has been presenting these awards every year for almost 40 years, since 1981.

Student Leadership in Woodbrook College

Student Leadership

At Woodbrook College, student participation is at the core of our student leadership programme. Student voice and activism is encouraged through the ample student leadership opportunities we offer. Students are encouraged to practice a range of leadership skills in a supportive, learning and social environment.

Senior Leadership Team hosting events

Student leaders in Woodbrook College are responsible, organised, hardworking and caring representatives of, and advocating for, the student body. They actively demonstrate, and encourage involvement in creating a positive whole school community.

Head Students

Head Students are responsible for leading the elected school Prefects, hosting school events, representing the school at public events, chairing the student council, organizing the mentoring programme and assisting and helping staff members. Head Students in Woodbrook College play a crucial role in ensuring that the RICH ethos of the school carries across to all areas of school life.

Head Students
Head boyJames Mc Grane Ero
Head girlSophie Kennedy
Deputy Head boySean Gorman
Deputy Head girlElla Butler Davis

Prefects

The Prefect system in Woodbrook College is made up of nine senior prefects. Prefects play a vital part in the running of Woodbrook College, assisting and supporting both staff and pupils. The role of a Prefect falls into three main categories:

  1. Helping/assisting staff
  2. Supporting younger pupils   
  3. Organising events

Qualifications and experience

•             Academic record should be above average

•             Behavioural record must be exemplary, including attendance record

Personal skills and aptitudes

•             Self-confident: be bold and assertive

•             Ability to speak in public, to students and adults

•             Team working skills

•             Be organised and resourceful

•             Be polite, honest, reliable, punctual and hardworking

Prefects
PrefectCorey Carson
PrefectCiara Mc Loughlin
PrefectCaeden Carroll Molloy
PrefectLorcan Pamukcu
PrefectAlannah Dunphy Finn
PrefectCian O Donnell
PrefectNiamh Carry
PrefectMaya Knapik
PrefectMya Davey

Student Council

The Student Council in Woodbrook College is a democratic and effective representative body within our school community. It provides a collective voice for our students and represents them as stakeholders in their education. There is one representative per class, assigned roles and shared responsibilities. All Student Council Representatives are fully trained with ISSU (Irish Second level Students Union).

Our Student Council at work
ChairpersonJames Mc Grane Ero
Deputy ChairpersonSophie Kennedy
SecretaryElla Butler Davis
Deputy SecretarySean O Gorman
6 AvocaCharlie O Connor
6DodderSadhbh Dempsey
6 VartryElla Maree
6 LCAJocelynn Flynn
5AvocaLex Farrell
5DodderBrandon Healy Hennessey
5VartryAndrew O Toole
TYDavid Nervez
TYSaskia Cepello
TYRobert Munro
3AvocaAshling Tapley
3DodderMalachy Blunden
3VartryVica Catan
2 AvocaJason Tamayo
2DodderOrlaith O Toole
2VartryAlec Kealy
1 AvocaKaiter Siider
1GlencreePatrick Caracaleanu
1DodderAlex Coogan
1VartryArina Lungu

Roles

Chairperson  James Mc Grane Ero
Deputy Chairperson  Sophie Kennedy
Secretary  Ella Butler Davis
Public Relations and Communications OfficerOrlaith O’Toole
Equality Officer  Andrew O’Toole

Responsibilities

  • Attending all meetings of the student council
    • Voting on any issues that may arise in meetings of the student council
    • Making proposals on behalf of the students they represent to the student council
    • Actively representing the interests of their peers
    • Reporting to the students which they represent on any updates or events from the student council.

Student- Leadership Accredited Programmes

Woodbrook College offers students an array of student leadership programmes which encourage and empower our young students. These programmes develop skills which can be transferred to both school and community life.

Green School programmeMs. Doyle
Global Goals programmeMs. Hand
Creative SchoolsMs. Shiely
LIFT programmeMr. Fitzpatrick
An GaisceMs. Kilfeather
Young Social InnovatorsMr. Coady
Young ScientistMs. Doyle
Foroige Leadership ProgrammeMs. O Neill
Model United NationsMr. O Donnell