Parents Council


 

Aim

The aim of the Parent’s Council is to enable parents to play their part in ensuring the best possible education for their children, through the association’s programme of activities. The Parent’s Council will promote the interests of the students in co-operation with the board, principal, teachers and students in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998.

Work

  • The Parent’s Council will undertake a programme of activities which will promote the involvement of parents and which will support pupils, parents and school staff. In planning its activities, the Parent’s Council will consult with the school principal.
  • The Parent’s Council may advise the principal and board on any matters relating to the school in accordance with the Education Act, 1998, 26 (2) (a).
  • Parent’s Councils do not have a role in pursuing individual complaints. The parent should be advised to bring their concern through the proper channels (at school level: teacher, principal, board of management). However, it can happen that an individual parent will approach the Parent’s Council about an experience or concern that raises an issue for the Parent’s Council about some school policy.

Partnership between home and school

Partnership between home and school is important because with positive and active partnership the child gets the best that primary education can offer. The Parents Council plays a key and crucial role in promoting partnership in all of these areas.

  • We know from research that children do better, behave better and are happier at school where parents and teachers work closely together and when parents are able to give their children support at home.
  • Teachers can do a better job when they are supported by and working closely with parents.
  • Parents can do a better job when they have the support of other parents.
  • All parents together can play their part in planning for the best possible education for children in their school

General Aims of the Parents Council

  1. To represent the views of parents
  2. To inform parents of developments in education and in school.
  3. To foster co-operation between parents, teachers and school management.
  4. To liase with parents on the Board of Management.
  5. To help with the provision of extra equipment and teaching aids.
  6. To help parents from a monetary point of view.
  7. To organise talks and discussions on topics of interest for parents.
  8. To provide a forum for debate and discussion on matters that are of interest to them and their children.

2019 2020 Parents Council Members 

Class

Teacher

Parent Representative

Junior Infants

Mrs Comer

Jenny Greene 

Junior Infants

Miss Tyrrell

Cosmina Topircan 

Jun / Sen Inf

Miss Feeney

Claire Applegate 

Senior Infants

Mrs Murray

Leona Coffey O’Brien

Sanchia Morris 

Senior Infants

Ms Alani

Louise Byrne 

1st Class

Mr Hanley

Noelle O’Shea Hardiman

1st Class

Miss Dolan

Eiranne Heffernan 

1st & 2nd Class

Ms O’Byrne

Joanne Melia Costello 

Mary Claire Doyle 

3rd Class

Mr McDonald

Claire Doherty 

4th Class

Mrs Hennessy

Karen Crimmins 

4th & 5th Class

Mrs Greally

Rachel Moore 

5th Class

Miss Murray

Deirdre Leech 

6th Class

Mrs Monson

Eithne Kennedy

A Glimpse of some of the many activities organised and sponsored by our Wonderful Parents Council this school year….

To name a few….. 

  • bus trips to a farm and Dáil Éireann, Science Shows and Peace Proms 
  • Monster Christmas Raffle
  • Refreshments for our school band
  • dance, Science and sporting workshops in school
  • refreshments for parents and grandparents at school events
  • Bookfair
  • Guest speakers for parent body 
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