• Student Leadership

Leaders act as role models and mentors

Students are strongly encouraged to take up leadership roles within the school. Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan has a successful prefect structure of Head Girl, Deputy Head Girls, Captains, Co-ordinators, Senior Prefects and Class Prefects. The senior leadership team of Captains, Coordinators and Senior Prefects are elected each year from the fifth and sixth year group by their teachers and peers. The senior leaders act as role models and mentors for all the students in our school and help to build and promote a positive, safe and happy school environment by their presence and example. Each prefect has responsibility for a junior class. They give time to this class and are kind and approachable to the students in their care. The co-ordinators are responsible for promoting specific subject areas and wellbeing within the school.

Being a student leader in Loreto Secondary School enables those involved to develop personally into effective leaders, it creates cohesion between the senior students and the rest of the student body and it aims to use the strengths of the senior leaders to benefit and inspire our younger students. The engagement of the student voice in actions and decisions which shape their learning environment is at the centre of our leadership structures. The Department of Education and Skills in their 2019 careers inspection commented as follows;

“It is commendable that students play key leadership roles as senior prefects, mentors, captains, co-ordinators and members of the student council. They are actively involved in promoting positive mental health, peer support and student solidarity”.

Student Leadership Team 2019/20

Role
Head Girl Sarah McKenna
Deputy Heads Benedit Akemba, Shauna Martin, Ruby Pereira
Subject  
Irish Katelyn Byrne; Sadhbh Culleton
English Orlagh Hearne; Rachael McGrath
Maths Emma Finnegan; Angelina Foley
French Lina Kisimba; Rachel Smyth
German Louise Archer-Kise; Emma Morkeliunaite
Geography Dion Atete; Ciara Pollis
History Alessandra Grosariu; Saorlaith Kelly
Science Kate Barrett; Delia Istoc; Tara Kelly;  Anna Moroz; Fiona Redmond; Niamh Richardson
Business Caoimhe Farrell; Aisling Kenny; Hannah Mannion; Zoefia Woods
Art Rachel Durnan; Lauryn Flynn, Chelsea Hoey; Hannah McKenzie; Marie Weldon 
Religion Laura Clarke; Ellie Sheehan; Ava Taaffe; Ida Wambui
JPIC Naomi Folaji; Samira Jailani; Kirsten Macken; Faith Onyedikam 
Sport Megan Carroll; Aimee Dowler; Sarah Hegarty;  Caoimhe Horan; Chloe Johnson; Ella May; Nadine Patterson; Ellen Walsh
Music  Cliodhna Bowers; Ella Cooper; Maria Coughlan ; Kirsten Hand Howard; Aoife Kenny;   Kate O’Driscoll; 
Home Econ. Emma Dolan; Shauna Mellor; Niamh Rice
Mental Well Being Olivia Cody;   Laura Cullen; Taylor Murphy
Intercultural Kate Brereton; Dami Daramola; Priscilla Dwomor; Grace Odunlade; Victoria Pogorila
Politics & Society Meadhbh Blaine; Zsofia Kertesz 
Technology Malha Muhammed; Ciara O’Reilly
Twinning Hannah Donnelly; Orla Gavin
Performing Arts Maeve Kimmage; Robyn Lawless; Aishling Murray 
Library Maeve Curnyn;   Ellen Walsh 
Anti-Bullying Megan Donohue; Rebekah Dooley; Dearbhla Flynn
Environment Hannah Barton; Alannah Campbell;  Amy Dunne

Captains and Co-ordinators 2019-2020: 6th years

Year Group  
1st Year Co-Ordinator Ailís Odell
2nd Year Co-Ordinator Caoimhe Davis
3rd Year Co-Ordinator Aine Kerrigan
4th Year Co-Ordinator Ava Smith
5th Year Co-Ordinator Emily O’Sullivan
6th Year Co-Ordinator Laura Darcy

 Senior Prefects Academic Year 2019-’20: 5th years

Class  
1A Katie Caffrey, Cara Sheerin
1B Iman Khan, Aoife Sweetman
1C Shauna Carroll, Alina Gull
1D Sally Ann Leonard, Meg Sowray
1E Ellen Mellor, Aoife Hall
1G Tegan Gordan, Clodagh Kerrigan
1H Cleo Gallen, Caoifhionn Ni Mhadaghain
1J Ally Gormley, Ellen Kearney 
2A   Sorcha Healy, Grace McKenna
2B Sofia Gallagher, Zainab Shahid
2C Rachel Gough, Eve Mathews
2D Nessa Bollard, Sadhbh Mackey
2E Mariam Amir, Clodagh Finnegan
2G Sadhbh Healy, Caoimhe Melia
2H Laura Masterson, Emma Butterly
3A Lizbeni Emelu, Eirinn Ryan
3B Aisling Burke, Khadijah Faestire
3C Kirsty Croghan Burns, Megan O’Neill
3D Willemijn Bosschaert, Emma Fagan
3E Sorcha Cookman, Angel Osastin
3G Aoife Brady, Eve Connolly
3H Kinza Butt, Holly McCarney
3J Abigail Meehan, Siun O’Connor

 Senior Prefects Academic Year 2019-’20: 5th years

Role
Anti Bullying: Marie Louise Gelera, Aimee Wooley, Selina Xu, Orla Young
Intercultural: Tami Adeleke, Martyna Kalamarz, Caitlyn Stewart
Mental Wellbeing: Ellie Higgins, Jaia Kavanagh, Ella Manning, Ella O’Rourke
Twinning: Andrea Hickey, Abi Smith Doyle, Tara White