The student council is a very important aspect of school life in Ratoath College. It is a representative structure through which many of our students have participated in and have become involved in the affairs of the school. It provides a platform for students to work in partnership with school management, staff, and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. One student is elected from each class group and the council provides students with an opportunity to experience democracy in action. Research indicates that student council can improve academic standards, reduce dropout rates and create a sense of ownership. The benefits of participating in the Student Council go beyond the school, as the skills the committee members ascertain will be of benefit for participation in community and the workplace. The objectives of the Students’ Council include:
- Enhancing communication between students, management, staff and parents
- Promoting an environment conductive to education and personal development
- Promoting friendship and respect and equality among pupils
- Supporting the management and staff in the development of the school
- Contributing to the development of school policy representing the views of the students on matters of general concern to them.