Student Council

We had a great time going to Stakelums and choosing toys for the children in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, using the money we raised at the Christmas Cake Sale. We made a fantastic, varied selection for children of all ages and we hope we covered a lot of interests too. Aaron gave us some great advice on what would be most suitable and we had some great discussions on what toys would work best. Stakelums gave us a very generous donation also which we really appreciated and we know the children in the hospital will too. Thanks to Karen Gleeson for all your help and advice and Aaron for some brilliant ideas and guidance. It was a day we will never forget.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was a big success with super events planned for all the classes. Bhaineamar a lan taitneamh as an gCeili Mor sa halla agaus bhi Trath na gCeist thar barr. Bhiomar ar muin na muice ag an Maidin Caife freisin. D’olamar seaclaid te agus bhi cupla “chats” againn as Gaeilge. Bhi an craic ar fheabhas gan dabht.

The Student’s council organised a fantastic Action Day in conjunction with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean event. We decided to take part in the National Spring Clean Project in conjunction with An Taisce. Everyone in the school was involved in tidying areas around the school, schools grounds and the village. Incredible work was done in the area and the place is looking spotless. It was a fantastic community effort with so many people getting involved and helping out. Thank you to everyone who gave their time to help out, we really appreciated it. A special thank you to the Tidy Towns committee who work so hard and organised a fabulous treat for all the children after their busy day picking up all the litter. Photos from the day are on the Twitter account. For all other Green Schools updates that the student’s council have been involved in please check the Green Schools part of the website.

The Student’s Council would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who helped us and came to our bake sale before the Christmas holidays.

Thank you to everyone who worked at a stall, everyone who donated baked goods for sale, everyone who donated prizes for the raffle, everyone who sang in the choir, everyone who donated decorations and lights, everyone who helped set up and clean up afterwards and everyone who attended with such good cheer on the day. We all had such a wonderful time and we really appreciate all the donations and custom.

We are thrilled to inform you all that we raised €965 on the day. As previously mentioned, half of this amount is going to the Green Schools committee and will be used for resources and activities organised towards earning our first green flag for Litter and Waste. The second half will be used to purchase toys which will be donated to Crumlin Children’s Hospital. We will keep you all updated with these two initiatives as they progress.

We would also just like to remind people that there were some containers left behind on the day of the bake sale which can be collected from the school any day.

The Student’s Council


The Student Council are holding a Bake Sale in the school Hall on Friday 21st December 2018 at 9.30am. Classes will be scheduled during the day to go down to the hall and buy some treats if they wish. There will be complimentary tea and coffee for anyone who would like to pop down at 9.30 am that morning to sample some of the delights!

Proceeds will be going to Crumlin Children’s Hospital and will also be used to fund further projects that the Student Council are working on. Donations of any kind of buns, cakes, biscuits and treats would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped into the school hall at 9am on Friday morning.

If you are bringing money to school that morning please keep it somewhere safe like in a zipped pocket or wallet. Please write your name on any plates, bowls, boxes or trays that you send in so everything can be returned efficiently. There will also be a raffle and games to take part in with plenty of festive prizes up for grabs. Your custom would be greatly welcomed.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The Student’s Council


Gortnahoe NS Student Council 2017/2018 


Kevin Laffan

My name is Kevin Laffan. I am eleven years old and I am in sixth class. Im the chairperson of the Student Council. I live in Boulick, just outside Gortnahoe, on a farm. My parents are Kevin and Sharon Laffan and I’ve a sister called Kate. I like golf and hurling. I support Liverpool in Soccer and Tipperary in hurling. I would like to help stop any bullying that may occur in school during my time on the student’s council.

Rachel Slattery

M y name is Rachel Slattery. I am 12 yeals old and am in 6th class. I live in Sallybog with my father Kevin, my mother Cathy, my brother Kevin and my sister Annie. My hobbies are camogie, football and soccer. What I would like to od on the Student Council are; get a Green Flag and help raise money for our school to buy new resources.

Patrick Norton

My name is Patrick Norton. I am 11 years old and I live in Graiguewood I like hurling, soccer and playing with my dog, Goldie. My mother’s name is Ann and my father’s name is Vincent. I have two sisters, Ellen and Sarah. I would like to get an Active Schools flag for our school. I support Manchester United and Tipperary.

Niamh Lanigan

My name is Niamh Lanigan. I live in Urard with my family. My parents are Helen and Johnny. My sister is Aoife and my brother is John. My favourite sport is Camogie. I love acting. I am elven years old and in 5th class. I really like doing Maths in school. Ii also play soccer. I play the violin and the piano too. I live on a farm with a lot of cows. I support Liverpool and Tipperary.

Jack Gleeson

My name is Jack and I am 10 years old. I live in Gortnahoe with my daddy Martin, mammy Anita, sisters Niamh and Saoirse. I love running and playing hurling. I have one fish. I support Gortnahoe and Tipperary. I would like to get a Green Flag for our school, while I am on the Student Council.

Tara Rae

My name is Tara Rae and I am 10 years old. I live in Graigue with my mammy Orla, my daddy Timothy and my two sisters Aoibhín and Neasa. My hobbies are reading, dancing and playing the violin. I have two pets, a cat named Soopy and a dog named Charlie. I would like to raise money for Trócairre and get a Green Flag for our school while on the Student Council. I would also like if we could introduce Taekwondo into our school.

Thomas Coady

My name is Thomas Coady and I am 9 years old. I live in Rathbeg with my daddy Darren, my mammy Sinéad, my sister Sarah and my brother Aaron. My  hobbies are soccer, hurling and art. I have two dogs named Sheba and Furby and two fish called Nemo and Cupcake.

Sarah Rochford

My name is Sarah Rochford and I am 9 years old. I live in Fennor. I have two sisters and no brothers. I have two dogs. Their names are Ricky and Bubba. My sisters are Therese and Grace. I support Tipperary and Gortnahoe. I play soccer and camogie. I also do Taekwondo and play the tin whistle. I live on a farm with lots of cows. My mammy’s name is Katrina and my daddy’s name is Pat.

Jake Lawlor

My name is Jake. I am seven years old and I am in first class. I’m a member of the Student Council. My parents are Jason and Aisling Lawlor. I have one brother called Evan and two sisters called Ella-Kate and Aoibhe Mhuire. I live in Gortnahoe and I like to read and climb.

Taylor Corbett

My name is Taylor Corbett and I am seven years old. I live in Gortnahoe with my daddy Keith, my mammy Lisa and my brother Damien. I am in second class. My hobbies are gymnastics and camogie.