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UNICEF Guest Speaker

Today was a big day for our Student Council as we welcomed our first ever guest speaker , Lydia Mc Carthy from UNICEF Ireland.


It was such a pleasure to welcome Lydia. She brought a selection of posters to share with the school and explained the concept of the Child Right’s Ribbon Award to us. Lydia ran through the Rights of a Child and highlighted so key rights that we are already working on in school.


We spoke about how this is a work in progress and it will take a few years to earn the award but we are on the start of our journey ! 

 Lydia gave us some brilliant suggestions for example surveying the pupils in our school to hear their opinion on a topic and reminded us that as a Council we need to communicate what happened at meetings with our classmates. She was impressed to hear we have a page on the school website , that we are tweeting let updates and that we have a new noticeboard.


Members of the council asked some brilliant questions and Lydia’s visit really highlighted the role a Student Council can play in a school. 

Thank you very much to Lydia for visiting and we look forward to working with her over the next few months. 

Pope John Paul II NS Student Council


This year, we have formed our first ever PJP Student Council.


We had over 70 applicants apply from 5th and 6th class. The standard was really high and we were so impressed by the wonderful ideas the children have put forward . We have very exciting times ahead . 

The members of the 2022 Student Council  are: 

Pádraig Guinan

Paul Brun

Cara MacDiarmuid

Amelia O Gorman

Carraig Shaw

Elizabeth Mc Govern

Sarah Lyons

Sarah Breen

Matthew McGovern

Róisín Hendrick

Aoibhinn Whealan

Ava Glover

Dylan Kidd

Charlie Bissett

Grace Doorley 

Aaron Zhang

Caoimhe Heneghan

Luke Pender

Lucy Moloney

Christian Bonke

Emilia Walsh 


Teacher: Ms Marissa Magner

Thank you to everyone that applied . We were thrilled to see such an interest in the council! 

Our lovely new noticeboard

UNICEF Ireland

We are working to become a certified “Child’s Rights School” with the help of UNICEF Ireland.


Every class has been given a poster to display listing the basic human rights for children.


These include things we often take for granted like the right to play or the right to read. 

We have a meeting with UNICEF on 24th May.