Abbey Vocational School
Donegal Town

Student Voice

Student  Voice


"Promoting and facilitating the development of student voice, student participation, and student leadership".


  • To recognise students as stakeholders, value their views, and ensure their involvement in the operation of the school.
  • To ensure that the student council is democratically elected and representative, and is a catalyst for change, with an active role in decision-making and policy development
  • To support students in taking leadership roles by facilitating relevant training and providing opportunities to lead school initiatives.
  • To consult and engage with students to review and improve teaching, learning and assessment practices.

Adapted from 'Looking at Our School 2016: A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools'

In the Abbey Vocational School, students working in partnership with the staff and the wider school community is very important to the success of our school. Please see the leadership teams for 2023-2024 in the AVS.

Student Body Leadership Team

Head Boy - Calum Dunnion

Head Girl - Méabh McNamara

Deputy Head Boy - Johnathan O'Driscoll

Deputy Head Girl - Ava Kennedy

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Ciara Cannon

Holly Towey

Seoda Wang

Aisling Kee

Gabriella José Irwon

Leo McGowan

Emma Sweeney

Grace Masterson

Maeve McCauley

Anna McGuckin

Jane Faulkner

Amy McGroary

Jayne Glenn

Oisin Mogan - Sports Leader

Holly Roarty - Sports Leader

Cormac Carr - Sports Leader

Ava Anderson - Sports Leader

Ella McCalmont - Mentor

Abbie Bustard - Mentor

Patrick Gormley - Mentor

Shannon Meehan - Mentor

TY Peer Mentors

Cormac Brogan

Ryan Byrd

Erwin Krzempiec

Niall Liu

Callum Maskery

Odhran McCann

Lewis McCaughan

Rory McTiernan

Reuben Montgomery

Patrick Gallagher

Daithi Gallagher

Blake McNulty

Tara Connolly

Emma Louise Kennedy

Annmarie Gallagher

Gemma Given

Katie Graham

Nicola Happi

Noemi Happi

Laoise Hegarty

Alanna Kane

Ivanna Kane

Leah Kennedy

Louise Kennedy

Maya Lenehan

Alice Martin

Anna McCabe

Freya McCaffrey

Siena McGarrigle

Amy McGettigan

Jessica McGinty Quinn

Sarah McGowan

Katie McGroary

Ava McMonagle

Lauren McNulty

Grace Meehan

Orla Moohan

Faye Nolan

Ella O’Driscoll

Anna Reid

Chloe Robinson

Emma Shovlin

Chloe Smith

Katelyn Warren

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