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.

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 boy Adam Cahill
Head girl Milly Swan
Deputy Head boy Andrew O’Toole
Deputy Head girl Abhirami Santhoshkumar


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
Prefect Layla Byrne Murray
Prefect Lucy O Brien
Prefect Danni Mc Gowan
Prefect Matthew Mc Coy
Prefect Alex Curran
Prefect Brandon Healy Hennessy
Prefect Aoife Mohan
Prefect Anna Krupinska
Prefect Taine Vella Whelan

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

Chairperson Adam Cahill
Deputy Chairperson Milly Swan
6 Avoca Caolan O Connor
6 Dodder Brandon Healy Hennessey
6 Vartry Lucy O Brien
5Avoca Abi Byrne
5Dodder Samuel Oni
5Vartry David Nervez
5 Slaney Eva Fox
TY 1 Adam Abila
TY 2 Lily O Keefe
TY 3 Ava Rose Byrne
3Avoca Jason Tamayo
3Dodder Freya Dempsey
3Vartry Brian Grefaldeo
2 Avoca Clara Tobias Cronin
2Dodder Cian Earls
2Vartry Jake O’ Brien
2 Glencree Lucy Bateson
1 Avoca Molly Weafer
1Glencree Toby Farrell
1Dodder Jack O Carroll
1Vartry Rebekah Tresson Callaghan
1 Liffey Oliver Bull


  • 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, Mr Reilly
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