Updated Student Council News (June 2022)
Food Drive for Ukraine
The food drive was organised by the student council in early May as we wanted to do something to help people in need. The school community donated numerous non-perishable foods eg. canned tuna, canned fish, canned chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, tomato sauces, pasta, cereal, rice, beans, oats, crackers and noodles. Some people also donated medicine and medical supplies. Everyone was extremely generous. So much so that over 50 boxes were filled! A big thank you goes out to Ms. Gallagher's 5th class and my fellow student council members for helping to pack up all the food into boxes. A further thank you goes out to Ms. Horan's 5th class who helped Ms. Gallagher's class load the boxes onto the truck on 13th May. The company "Phloor" was delighted with all of the donations and will be delivering the boxes to the Ukraine. A final thank you goes to the staff, students and parents of St. Columba's who donated food and who helped in any way with the food drive.
Student Council News (May 2022)
The Student Council has been very busy since Christmas. We were involved in the organisation and promotion of several different activities.
1. Dress as a Book Character Day
On 3rd March the students of St.Columba’s dressed up as their favourite book characters and brought in their matching book. Many nice photographs were taken in each class and several book conversations were had. Students also brought in €2 for the Jack and Jill Foundation. An amazing total of
€700 was raised. Well done everyone!
2. Wear Green for St.Patrick’s Day
On 16th March staff and students dressed up in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone also brought in €2 as a donation to the Irish Red Cross who are currently helping the people of Ukraine.
3. Easter Art Competition 2022
In the last week of school before the Easter holidays many students took part in the Easter art competition. Students were able to enter either 2D or 3D art. A winner was selected from each class in the school and there was an overall winner for the best chick, best bunny and best bonnet. Congratulations to all the winners! And well done to everyone who took part in the competition. The standard of art was exceptional.
4. Easter Raffle
An Easter raffle was organised by the Parents’ Association, however many fifth class students helped out with the selling of tickets around the school. A huge thanks to the parents and students who lead this.
5. Easter Radio Show
On the final few days of school the student council made an Easter Radio Show for students to enjoy. It was filled with news reports, jokes, activities to do over the holidays and book recommendations.