Student Voice / Leadership

All of our students are encouraged to join in with the development of our school and this takes the form of different student organisations. We offer students the following opportunities:

  • Prefects
  • Head Girl & Deputy Head Girls
  • Student Newsletter
  • Student Council
  • An Gaisce – The President’s Award
  • Cairdeas Mentors
  • School Choir
  • Class Captains and Deputy Class Captains
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Green Flag Committee
  • Active School Flag
  • Maths Club
  • Arts Council
  • Learning Leaders
  • Green Flag Committee
  • ICT Prefects
  • Student Techteam
  • Webwise Ambassadors
  • Digital Youth Ambassadors


Coláiste Bríde through its ‘Prefect Leadership Programme’ provides the opportunity for 5th year students to apply for Prefect positions. The role of the Prefect is highly respected and a very important role in the school. The goal for an aspiring Prefect is to create a culture of collaboration, inclusiveness and community in their role throughout the year. Prefects are expected to establish and maintain the highest standards of behaviour, attitude and appearance at all times providing a positive role model for all students. Prefects are appointed in 5th year to undertake the various roles of responsibilities.

Head Girl & Deputy Head Girls

Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls are selected by the staff in May of each year. The role of Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl is an honorable one steeped in tradition. The announcement of our new team is met with great excitement each year! Our Head Girl Team lead by example throughout their final year here, taking major roles in events such as Presentation Day and Wellbeing Week. It is an opportunity for them to engage with both staff and students, developing leadership and social skills.

Student Concil

The Student Council consists of a representative body elected from and by the general cohort of students in the school. The Student Council will give students an opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions and to play an active role in policymaking in the school. A member of staff will liaise with the Student Council and through the Council links will also be formed between the students and Senior Leadership Team. The student council organise our annual Wellbeing Week.

All year groups are represented on the Student Council.

Cairdeas Mentor Programme

The mentors act as a support network for the incoming 1st years through various methods. Their duties include:

  • Making contact with first year students ten minutes before the school day starts
  • Help with the transition to classes/navigating the school building
  • Helping out with the 1st year information night for parents and first year bonding day
  • Visiting their tutor group during tutor time three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) at the beginning of the school term
  • Ensuring that the class become acquainted with them, know their name, know who they are and why they are there
  • Get to know first years and show an interest in them as individuals
  • Encourage their involvement in the first year homework club, after school sports, give tips for homework, etc.
  • Advise and reassure
  • Encourage positive friendships and help class members to get along and to accept each other
  • Liaise with first year tutors or year head regarding any issues arising
May 22
TY Grad & Awards Ceremony
May 24
House Exams
May 24
School Awards - in house
May 24
6th Year Graduation Ceremony
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