Parents Association

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From September 2015 onwards our aim is to provide speakers from the National Parents Council to provide educational talks such as Bullying, Homework talks etc. for all parents throughout each term to give parents/guardians information and support. Our aim is to keep all parents informed of any support information we receive from the National Parents Council via this webpage.

Internet Security Talk

 

The Parents Association will host an information talk on Internet Security in the school on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm. All are invited and encouraged to come to this very important meeting. A guest speaker has been invited to attend.

Parents Association AGM

 

The first AGM of the Parents Association was held in the school on Thursday 12th November. The committee elected was as follows…

  • Chairperson: Kellyanne O’Connor
  • Assistant Chairperson: Tracy Sharkey
  • Secretary: Aisling Ginnitty
  • Assistant Secretary: Bernie Kieran
  • Treasurer: Majella Lynch
  • Assistant Treasurer: Fiona Byrne
  • Also on the committee: Noeleen Dimbylow, Gwenneth Byrne and Paul O Connor
  • Parent Representatives on Board of Management: Aoifa Dennehy and Keith Ginnitty

Anti-Bullying Talk

 

The Parents Association hosted a talk on Anti-Bullying in the school on Wednesday 7th October. The guest speaker from the National Parents’ Council gave a very informative talk. It was a very successful evening. Many thanks to all who attended and helped with the refreshments afterwards.

What is a Parent Association?

 

The parent association is the structure through which the parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. All parents/guardians of children in the school are members of the association with a number of parents being elected to a committee.

The parent association works with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective partnership between home and school.

Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve better outcomes when parents and teachers work together.

What does a Parent Association do?

 

As per the Education Act 1988 “A parents’ association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co-operation with the board, Principal, teachers and students and for that purpose may advise the Principal or Board, as the case may be, shall have regard to any such advice.

The parent association should work in partnership with the Principal and teachers in the development and review of school policies.

Parent associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities with the agreement of the board of management, such as dancing classes, sports activities, social events etc.

The parent association is a support for parents in the school.

The parent association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.

What the Parent Association does not do?

The parent association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.

The members of our Parent Association as elected at our AGM in November 2015:

  • Chairperson: Kellyanne O’Connor
  • Assistant Chairperson: Tracy Sharkey
  • Secretary: Aisling Ginnitty
  • Assistant Secretary: Bernie Kieran
  • Treasurer: Majella Lynch
  • Assistant Treasurer: Fiona Byrne
  • Also on the committee: Noeleen Dimbylow, Gwenneth Byrne and Paul O’Connor
  • Parent Representatives on Board of Management: Aoifa Dennehy and Keith Ginnitty

The Parent Association Upcoming Events

 

From September 2015 onwards our aim is to provide speakers from the National Parents Council to provide educational talks such as Bullying, Homework talks etc. for all parents throughout each term to give parents/guardians information and support.

Our aim is to keep all parents informed of any support information we receive from the National Parents Council via this webpage.