St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

European Development Team

What is the European Development Team?

We set up our first European Development Team (EDT) in 2019 in our school. Now, every September pupils from 1st- 6th classes are asked if they would like to run for the election to be on the European Development Team. Pupils must put forward their plan/manifesto outlining all the things they want to do to be a voice for pupils on this team. Pupils in each class vote for and elect the pupils they think will make a difference.

The Principal works with the newly elected Student Council. She guides them on how a committee runs and the positions of Chairperson, Secretary and PRO are elected by the committee. The Committee meet once every month.

The aim of the EDT is to build awareness about European education and to develop European activities, events and policies in our school. A very small percentage of our pupil population in this school come from outside of Ireland so we want to build links with European schools to make our school a more inclusive and culturally diverse place.

Who is on the EDT in 2021/2022?

The EDT is made up of pupils from each of the three senior class groups – 3rd, 4th/5th and 6th. Our team for 2021/2022 is:

3rd class: Ruby O'Sullivan & Eva Jefferson

4th/5th: Danny O'Brien, Alex Sinnott, Aimee Carthy & Donagh French

6th class: Muireann Barry & Scott Wickham

Well done to all the pupils who put forward their manifestos to try to get elected onto the EDT.

There are teachers and SNAs on the team and it is led by the school Principal Audrey McCarthy. We also hope to get two parents involved at a later stage.

What will the EDT do for our school this year?

  • Our EDT will sit and develop a committee with a Chairperson, Secretary and PR person elected. They will then plan the yearly events and activities which they will promote through this website, newsletters etc.

  • The EDT will actively follow the staff who will go on different mobilities this year to France, Spain and Italy.

  • The EDT will prepare a programme of events and activities for our Italian Erasmus visitors in December (7th - 10th) and our Spanish Erasmus Visitors in May 2022 (16th - 20th).
  • The EDT team with 4th/5th class will develop a project on the eTwinning platform with a school in Spain.

  • The EDT will help to organise Safer Internet Week in February 2022 from Monday 7th - Friday 11th 2022 where they will promoted safer and less use of the internet through a motto that they will create.

  • The team will also get ready to host our 2nd Erasmus School Week from February 28th to March 4th 2022. We hope to host teacher from European schools to our school to see our school system. They will visit classes, go on school educational trips and meet with different groups of staff, pupils and parents. During this week the team will build an Erasmus corner where we can put up ideas about any special events in our school such as Erasmus School Week etc.

  • The EDT will organise Inclusion and Diversity week in April 2022 and organise activities, speakers, events and competitions to promote inclusion and to celebrate difference in our school.

  • Our EDT team will organise a celebration around Europe Day on Monday May 9th 2022.

  • In January 2022 the EDT will prepare a parents' information session to promote Erasmus+ and will support the project that will commence in September 2022 for 4th/5th class.

  • Finally, our EDT will ensure that pupils and staff in Ballymitty NS are active participants in Europe!
Sep 26
Pupil & Staff Erasmus Trip to France
Oct 28
School closes for Midterm Break
Nov 14
Spanish Erasmus Pupils and Staff to visit school
Nov 22
Parent/Teacher Meetings Day 1
Hilltown, Ballymitty, Co. Wexford, Y35 YW81.
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