The Parents Association consists of all the parents/guardians of a child or children attending the school.
Our aim is to work together with all the stakeholders of the school –the principal and staff, the Board of Management, the children and the whole school community to build an effective partnership between home and school.
It is hoped to work together in a supportive environment to enable parents to be positive and active in the best interests of their children’s education.
- Our role involves:
- Acting as support for all parents/guardians who have a child attending the school.
- Working with all the stakeholders, as outlined above.
- Advising the Principal and Board on matters relating to the school.
- Channelling parents views on policy issues to the Principal and Board.
- Adapting a programme of activities that allows involvement of the parents in the operation of the school, in consultation with the Principal.
- Providing support/organisational input to major school events e.g. Holy Communion.
- Helping to organise and supervise extracurricular activities.
- Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents/guardians.
- Fundraising to support extracurricular and under resourced curricular activities.
The Parents Association Committee:
Each year 8 members will be elected to the committee, a representative from each class and the school principal. The purpose of the committee is to manage the responsibility of the parents association on behalf of all parents.
From these 8 representatives parents are asked to nominate and elect a chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer and assistant treasurer.
It is important and encouraged that all parents attend meetings so that your valuable input can be received. It is your opportunity to voice ideas and suggestions which may prove invaluable for the betterment of the parents association and the wider school experience for your child.
N.B. – it is important to note that the Parents Association is not a forum for complaint against any individual parent or teacher. Should you have any such concerns the school does operate an open door policy and the class teacher and principal are available to discuss privately with you, any issues you may have.
The Parents Association are happy to support, advise and represent parents on general issues, relevant to all attending the school.
One of our primary roles is to fund raise, as outlined, to provide necessary resources for the school. Over the years many events have taken place including cake sales, fun runs, carol singing, jumper days, silver circle and dinner dances. These have enabled us to provide a music teacher, financially assist swimming lessons, and have post communion tea party, sports day and FAI membership – not to mention in 2016 a fantastic new library for all the children to use.
We need the support of all parents and guardians to assist in fundraising to continue providing these essential resources for our children’s use.
Please continue the fantastic work of parents, past and present, in maintaining a happy, well-resourced environment for our children to be educated in with the help of the extras provided by the Parents Association.