Parkhall Integrated College have an exciting and involved student council which represent the pupil voice throughout the school. We have at least one member in each of the registration classes to ensure that all pupils are heard! To become a member on the student council we have a nomination then election procedure, where you can put yourself forward for council and be elected by your peers through a secret ballot.
The student council have helped members of staff and the senior management team to make many decisions in the school which are important to our pupils such as uniform choices, input on school policies, helping to decide which rewards events pupils would like…along with much more! We have also even worked alongside the Education Authority putting forward engagement ideas on how to help make young people in schools in Northern Ireland happy!
Our student council members really enjoy their work of being involved in school decisions and representing their class.
School Council Co-ordinator: Miss G Spiers
Parkhall Integrated College Vision Statement
Pupils at Parkhall Integrated College have a Shared Student Council partnership alongside Antrim Grammar School and St Benedict’s College, which work together to help make decisions in the wider community. They participate in workshops each year at the Mossley Mill Council Buildings and explore ideas such as the skills and qualities that are needed for future careers and how we can work together as a community to achieve our goals.
We are currently working on a project focussing on providing shared space in the local community, which is an exciting opportunity for our young people to put across their ideas for Sports Facilities they would like, working alongside the Ulster University to achieve this.
Pupils have learned a lot throughout their time in the Shared Student Council such as making new friends from other schools, how to work with others, learning about politics that help run our country…even getting to visit Westminster and meeting some MPs! There is lots of work involved the Shared Student Council but pupils really enjoy being a part of the decision making process in our community!
Shared Education Council Co-coordinator: Miss Spiers