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  • 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 groups by their teachers and peers. The senior leaders act as role models and mentors for all our school students and help build and promote a positive, safe and happy school environment through 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 well-being 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’s voice in actions and decisions which shape their learning environment is at the center 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 2023-2024

Role
Head Girl Yasmin Rasheed
Deputy Heads Daisy Pereira, Hannah McGinnis, Emma Parkes

Captains and Co-ordinators 2023/24 6th years

Subject  
Irish Lia Butler, Nicole Hannon
English Lilia Connolly, Isobel Murphy
Maths Lucy Andrews
French Hannah Waters
German Sophie Butler
Geography Abbey O’Brien, Jesse Ward
Science/ Applied Maths Erica O’Brien Murray, Abigail O’Brien Murray, Olivia O’Shea
Business Sinead Devane, Kamila Merfeldaite
Art Aoibheann Davis, Katarina Haidurova, Lucy Maxwell
Performing Arts Sienna Graham
JPIC & Environment Berakia Ndongala, Eniola Alabi
LCPE Grace El Shamy
Music Ishbel Daguman, Ellen Gavigan, Loren Florita, Órfhlaith Griffin, Leah Murtagh
Home Economics Ellie Webster, Grace Anderson, Julia Lachacz
Mental Wellbeing Layla Qureshi, Melissa Asare, Aine O’Reilly, Avril Bunker, Emilia Zselemi
Intercultural Davina Gomina, Sidra Shahzad, Steffy Sunny, Sania Santhosh
Politics & Society Holly Lambert, Lily May Reilly
Sport Ruth Barrett, Aoife Donoghue, Grace Murray, Zara Farrell, Aoife McAfee, Cianna Flynn, Robyn Chidgey
Technology Caitlin O’Dea
Social Media Clarisse Kanku, Deborah Emeh, Keira Coughlan
JEDI Tara McNally
History Sophia Foley, Sarah Hackett
Year Group  
1st Year Co-Ordinator Laetitia Nouaha
6th Year Co-Ordinator Rebecca Lyons

 Senior Prefects Academic Year 2023/24 5th years

Class  
1A Oge Nmoh, Aoife Langley
1B Maria Ferguson, Susan Masterson
1C Rosanna Alabi, Alexandra Smyth
1D Holly O’Connor, Insia Ihsan
1E Cara Brady, Lauren Bryce
1G Amelia Davidson, Aoibhín Moynihan
1H Mia O’Connell, Grace Branagan McGale
1J Grace Cohen, Anna Kilbride
2A   Ruby Gilmurray, Lucy Scannell, Eimear Beggs
2B Keeva Killeen, Melody McCrave, Sarah Barlow
2C Kayla Duggan, Caoimhe Russell, Shannon Kelly
2D Cara Gotch, Isabelle Tanner, Isabelle Kelly
2E Lucy Caulfield, Rejoice Agbator, Rebecca Noorlandt
2G Hollyann Robinson, Lucy Rooney, Ella Fogarty
2H Maria Kidney, Críona Delaney, Naoise Flynn
3A Lucy Cassidy, Riona Kearns
3B Sadbh Kearns, Emily Bolton
3C Leah O’Hara, Emily O’Connor
3D Isabel Farrell, Bushra Alameen Betro
3E Stella Cooke-Racheva, Nina Kiernan
3G Selena Shibu, Aoibh Doyle
3H Caoimhe Wilson Griffin, Siyona Shibu
3J Hannah Goode, Ruth Cooper

Careers Amy McGee, Caitríona McGrath
J.E.D.I Alana O’Connor, Aoife Jackson, Orla Carroll, Kayla Redmond
Intercultural: Emily Ryan, Aoife Alagba, Jemma Thomas, Isoken Ugiagbe, Breonna McCann
Mental Wellbeing: Ali Donohue, Jessica Chen, Clodagh Buttimer
Social Media Huriyah Baquer, Kari Mc Phail, Sophie Cranley, Ava Martin
JPIC Sophia McKenna, Molly Smyth
LIFT Anastasia Syrbu, Michelle Osastin