The Parents Council is a voluntary group made up of parents/guardians of children from both the boys and girls schools. The main function of the Parents Council is fundraising, helping with school events and providing a vital link between the parents and the schools.
Fundraising: Examples of some of the fundraising events we have undertaken in the past are 5K Run/Walks, 80s Night, Comedy/Music Night, Raffles, Cake Sales, Book Fairs etc. All monies raised from these events go directly to benefit the children in both schools, to purchase additional necessary educational resources, not funded by the Department of Education.
We have funded specific educational resources, white boards, laptops, accordions, music equipment, sound equipment, library books, mathematic licences, cycle safety courses, footballs, basketballs, jerseys etc. In addition, we pay for all the Text-a-Parent and Aladdin messages issued from the schools. We also coordinate the annual pupil insurance scheme.
Helping with School Events: We provide refreshments during Sports Days, Grandparents Days, end of year Masses, Presentation Nights, Retirement Presentations etc. and we organise the annual Santa visit.
Providing a Vital Link between the Parents and the Schools: We hold monthly meetings which are regularly attended by the Principal or a representative from either the boys or girls school. This gives both the parents/guardians and the schools a forum to exchange ideas and views relating to the schools.
We would actively encourage parents/guardians to become involved with the Parents Council. Being a member gives you a valuable opportunity to be part of your child’s school life and experience his school involvement at first hand. Without the work of the Parents Council, it wouldn’t be possible for the schools to provide the extra resources for the children.
An AGM of the Parents Council is held n September each year.
Parents Council Committee
Chair : Alison Fenton
Treasurer : Nicola Scully
Secretary : Maria Nestor