MMC Student Council supports Annual St Vincent de Paul Appeal 2016

Members of Mount Mercy College Student Council pictured with home baked cakes sold in aid of St Vincent de Paul

Members of Mount Mercy College Student Council pictured with home-baked cakes sold in aid of St Vincent de Paul, 13th December 2016

Well done to Mount Mercy College Student Council who showed a great sense of social justice and fairness by organising a Christmas-themed cake sale to support St Vincent de Paul’s Annual Appeal on the 13th December 2016. The Student Council showed great initiative within a very short timeframe in response to hearing that SVP greatly needed support this Christmas. MMC staff and students responded very generously by buying the delicious cakes on offer. Thanks to the Student Council’s team work, organisational skills and baking prowess, the sum of 440 Euros was raised on the day for SVP!

This initiative is an example of how each of us can make a difference by taking some action, no matter how small, in order to show care for our fellow human beings. Acts of kindness, generosity and support help to foster the type of society that we would all wish to live in.

To find out more about the St Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Appeal, click on the link below:

https://www.svp.ie/Appeal-2016/home.aspx

The Student Council of Mount Mercy College wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

The Student Council of Mount Mercy College wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

 

Student Council Activity during Mental Health Week at MMC

An article written on behalf of the Student Council by Adina Zagoneanu, Chairperson of MMC Student Council 2015-2016.

Poster for Student Council Art Competition

Poster for Student Council Art Competition

During Mental Health Week at MMC, the Student Council organised an art competition with the theme ‘Its OK not to feel OK, and its absolutely OK to ask for help’. Amy Keating, 2nd Year, was the winner of this competition.

The Student Council worked in liaison with 5th Year leaders to distribute amber cards throughout the school. Students wrote their hopes, dreams and worries on these cards.

The Student Council aimed to enforce aspects of mental health such as positivity within the student body throughout the week.

Up, Up and Away!

An article written on behalf of the MMC Student Council

By Edel Burton, Head Girl, November 2014

Mount Mercy Students release the balloons, Thursday 20th November, 2014

Mount Mercy Students release the balloons, Thursday 20th November, 2014

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The balloon releases organised by the Student Council, Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and accompanying teachers for the fifth and sixth year students of Mount Mercy College epitomised Twain’s belief –
” Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.”

​This event was held in conjunction with the school’s efforts to achieve the Amber Flag towards promoting positive mental health. The idea was to enable senior students to write down a worry or fear on a piece of coloured paper and witness it floating into the sky attached to a balloon.

​The sixth year students gathered at 1.35 pm on Thursday 20th November at the school hockey pitch and listened to a speech on worries and fears given by the Head Girl. Watching prefects and sub – prefects release the coloured balloons glistening and rising, symbolically lifted our strains. As we sang “Band Aid 30” and stood in a circle holding hands, we were unified as a year group and this provided us with much needed empowerment.

​Furthermore, the fifth years also enjoyed their uplifting experience which took place at 2.55pm on the same day, beginning with a speech on the purpose of the events and the theme of woes and stresses given by Chairperson of the Student Council, Gráinne Sexton. As the balloons were released, the group sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

​Therefore, steps towards positive mental health can be as simple as a packet of balloons, some shiny string, friends and a Christmas song. As life is a balloon if you never let yourself go, you will never know how far you can rise!


* With special thanks to Ms Van Wallaghem, Ms Horan, Ms Loftus, senior members of the Student Council and all students who made this event happen including those who blew up balloons, took photographs, released balloons and participated in general organisation. Thank you.*