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 Parents’ Association:

  • The Parents’ 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’s Association can advise the Principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy; eg Bullying, Homework, etc.
  • Parents’ Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
  • The Parents’ 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 Parents’ Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent.

Our focus

  • 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 are organising. The Parents’ Association meet once every school term.

We welcome new members to the Parents’ Association. If you are interested in joining, please contact Ingrid (HSCL) on 021-4303330 / 086-1384323.