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 across school 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, Homework, etc.
- Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
- The Parent Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.
What does the Parents’ Association not do?
- Decision making and management issues in the school
- Professional issues re. Teaching and learning
- A channel for complaints for other parents
- The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent
What we would like to focus on
- Parent Engagement – Engaging with other parents, inform them about extra-curricular activities in school, provide general information about school/events, invite to volunteer for some events that school/Parents’ Association organising. The Parents’ Association will meet every 4-6 weeks during the school year. At present these meetings will be online due to Covid restrictions.
If you are interested in joining the Parents Association, please contact Ingrid (HSCL) on 021-4303330 / 086-1384323 by Wed 29th Sept