Parents’ Council

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.

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 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 Boy Cole Bateson
Head Girl Abigail Byrne
Deputy Head Boy David Nervez
Deputy Head Girl Niamh Tapley


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

  • Leadership skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Maturity
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
  • Punctual, polite and honest
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to staff, students, and parents
  • Pride in Woodbrook College
  • Live the R.I.C.H culture
Senior Prefects
Cole Bateson Ella Redmond Eva Fox
Abigail Byrne Saskia Cepillo Harigovind Vinodkumar
David Nervez Robert Munro Conor Martin
Niamh Tapley Reece Gray Alexander Kliszcz
Ruby Roche Michelle Dolores Abin Joby
Adam O’Toole Chad Phillips Molly Owens

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).

Class Representatives

Class Representatives
1st year Avoca C.J Obanya
1st year Dodder Jasmin Lily Coogan Moorhouse
1st year Glencree Alexia Ungureanu
1st year Liffey Niamh Smith
1st year Vartry Eoghan Clifford
2nd year Avoca Joe Tapley
2nd year Dodder Molly Weafer
2nd year Glencree Isabel O’Connor
2nd year Liffey Ellie Rose O’Brien
2nd year Vartry Noah Fogarty
3rd year Avoca Cain Mulligan
3rd year Dodder Khrystyna Nasrallah
3rd year Glencree Luke Kelly
3rd year Vartry Arina Lungu
TY1 Max Roche
TY2 Jason Tamayo
TY3 Kayleigh Aranas
5th year Avoca Malachi Blunden
5th year Dodder Emma Louise Kenny
5th year Vartry Aisling Tapley
6th year Avoca Lexi Cummins
6th year Dodder Samuel Oni
6th year Vartry Ruby Roche
6th year Slaney Eva Fox


  • 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 programme Ms. Doyle
Global Goals programme Ms. Hand
Creative Schools Ms. Shiely
An Gaisce Ms. Kilfeather
Young Social Innovators Mr. Coady
Foroige Leadership Programme Ms. O Neill
Model United Nations Mr. O Donnell
Gaelbhratach (Irish Flag) Mr. Dwyer
DCU Early University Entrance Programme Ms. Hand
Welcome to Woodbrook College Parents’ Council
Who are we?

The Woodbrook Parents’ Council is a volunteer group made up of parents and guardians of students attending Woodbrook College. Our purpose is to:

  • Promote the active involvement of parents and guardians of students attending Woodbrook College in the day-to-day running of the school
  • Act as a voice for parents, guardians and students and advocate their interests on education and school related matters
  • Provide a forum for parents, guardians and students to raise questions, express opinions and exchange relevant information
  • Foster and enhance the school’s relationship with parents, guardians and students through regular social events
  • Assist in raising funds in support of the school
  • Offer input into school policies and support the school management and teaching staff
What we do:

The Parents’ Council meets monthly during the school year. Meetings are attended by the School Principal and typically involve exchange of information relating to school matters in addition to planning the various social events, fundraising activities and educational talks that we organise throughout the year.

We need your support!

Woodbrook Parents’ Council invites all parents and guardians to become involved by joining the Council and/or by helping with some of the social events and fundraising activities we organise throughout the year.

This is your Parents’ Council, so any assistance you can offer, no matter how small, is most welcome and will be a valuable contribution to your son’s or daughter’s development at Woodbrook College.

If you would like to join us and/or help out with any of our events throughout the year, please email or alternatively please telephone the school at 01-2822317/01-2822100 to register your interest. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our upcoming events!

 Upcoming Parents’ Council Events
Event Description Date Where
6th Year Graduation Night Tuesday 21st May Woodbrook College
Transition Year Presentation Night Wednesday 22nd May Woodbrook College
Annual Fundraising Raffle  Friday 31st May  Brady’s Shankill
To join the Parents’ Council:

All parents and guardians of pupils at Woodbrook College are actively encouraged to join the Parents’ Council. You can join us by simply: completing the Woodbrook College Parents volunteer form, issued with the annual school registration pack, sending an email to with your contact details or by telephoning the school directly to register your interest at 01-2822317/01-2822100.

To contact the Parents’ Council:

All parents and guardians of pupils at Woodbrook College are invited to contact the Parents’ Council at any time, for example to: raise concerns or topics for discussion, suggest ideas for improvement and/or to get involved with our activities.

You can contact us directly via email at or via the school by telephoning 01-2822317/01-2822100.

Please note that the Parents’ Council cannot deal with queries or issues of an individual nature. Such matters should be dealt with through the normal channels offered by Woodbrook College; i.e. by contacting the Year Head of the pupil or through appointment with the Principal, as appropriate.

Useful links:

The following websites may be helpful as additional sources of information for parents and guardians. Please feel free to send on details of other resources you have found helpful, so we can add to our list. National Parents Council (Post Primary) Federation of Catholic Secondary Schools Parent Associations Department of Education and Skills Useful educational resource for teachers, parents and students Helpful educational resource for parents