Halloween School Disco 2018
On 25th October the Parents' Council hosted a Halloween themed disco which was a fantastic success. Well done to all pupils and parents for the wonderful effort in creating such brilliant costumes.
Role of a Parents Association
- The Parents Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.
- The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the parent association.
- The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership of home and school.
- Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.
- The Parent Association can advise the principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Enrolment, Behaviour problems etc.
- Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
- 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.
- The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.
Link to website of National Parents Council of Ireland