||Student Council Diary 2008 - 2009
|The First Term has been packed with events for the members of Christ King Student Council.
|27th of August
||Head Girl: Julette Jones and Deputy Head Girl Holly Murphy attended the First Day assembly of the new
First Years and welcomed the girls to their new school.Also in attendance were last years Prefects and
vice-Prefects of First Year who went to each class and gave some practical tips from their own experience
for settling in to First Year.
|September is always a busy month as all classes elect their Prefects and Vice-Prefects.
||The Student Council were on hand in the foyer to welcome the new Principal Miss Keane on her first
official visit to the school
||The Student Council request a special assembly to say farewell to the outgoing Principal Mrs Feeney
and to present her with a bouquet of flowers from the Sixth Years.
||The Student Council joined wuith Sister Berchmans in celebrating her birthday. In attendance were the
Prefects and Vice-Prefects from every class in the school who each presented Sister Berchmans with a
card signed by all the students in their class.
||The Student Council play an active role in the Annual mass for the beginning of the school year. The
Head Girl in a prayer of dedication asks the Lords blessing on the work of the Council.
||The Second Meeting of the Student Council.
||Open Night Visitors were welcomed by Julette and Holly while members of the Student Council proudly
showed off their school and its facilities to Prospective students and their parents.Later Julette
addressed a packed hall and recounted her many and varied activities and experiences in her five years in
||The Student Council formed a welcoming guard of honour for the Lord Mayor as he arrived at the school
gates In the hall The Head Girl spoke on behalf of the students and the Deputy Head Girl presented the
Lady Major with a bouquet of flowers.
||The annual fund-raising non uniform day is held. This year it is hoped to purchase more outdoor seating for
the school grounds to add to those bought last year.
|| First Meeting of Junior Forum.
||The Student Council annual Table Quiz and entertainment for the new First Years to encourage them to
make friends from other classes and to celebrate the end of their first half-term in Christ King.
||The members of the Student Council were in attendance in the Library for the annual Mass of Remembrance
for the deceased Past Pupils and Staff of Christ King. At the beginning of Mass, a candle was lit by a
member of the Student Council to commemorate each person who had died as the Head-Girl and Deputy called
the names of the deceased Past Pupils and Staff .At the end of Mass Father Clancy invited those relatives
present to take the candle as a keepsake.
||The end of November was a very busy time for the Student Council as they helped out at the School Show,
Hello Dolly, at the Firkin Crane theatre. On three successive nights the members of the Student Council came
in full school uniform (even on Sat and Sunday night!!) and acted as ushers for the large audience and also
organised the raffle at the interval which raised well over a thousand euro towards the cost of the Show.
||December activities for the Student Council focused on helping out the less fortunate in our society.
Fundraising was spearheaded by Gillian and Ciara who succeeded in raising 600 euro for the Cork Simon
Community. From Student Council funds toys and board games were bought for the Childrens’ Ward in Cork
University Hospital which the girls delivered in person.
||On Friday the 19th of December Julette and Holly ensured that all Leaving Cert Students were in
attendance in the Sports Hall for the annual Leaving Cert Photo.
This is funded by the Student Council and was formally presented to Miss Keane at a special Leaving Cert assembly
on Jan 27th.
||Due to the changed economic circumstances the Student Council has decided to postpone the purchase of
further outdoor seating for the school grounds. This initiative was undertaken up to now with the support
of the Board of Management.