As with all secondary schools, the Education Act, 1998 outlines the right of parents to form Parents' Association and the roles and functions of a Parents Association:
(1) The parents of students of a recognised school may establish, and maintain from among their number, a parents’ association for that school and membership of that association shall be open to all parents of students of that school.
(2) A parents’ association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co-operation with the board, Principal, teachers and students of a school and for that purpose may:
(a) advise the Principal or the board on any matter relating to the school, and the Principal or board, as the case may be, shall have regard to any such advice and
(b) adopt a programme of activities which will promote the involvement of parents, in consultation with the Principal, in the operation of the school
(3) The board shall promote contact between the school, parents of students in that school and the community and shall facilitate and give all reasonable assistance to parents who wish to establish a parents’ association and to a parents’ association when it is established.
(4) (a) A parents’ association shall, following consultation with its members, make rules governing its meetings and the business and conduct of its affairs.
(b) Where a parents’ association is affiliated to a national association of parents, the rules referred to in paragraph (a) shall be in accordance with guidelines issued by the national association of parents with the concurrence of the Minister.
We are proud that our school is one that engages with, consults and involves all stakeholders in the decision making processes. Our Parent/Teacher Assocaition contributes to the overall decision making processes that take place within this dynamic environment and plays a valuable role to the improvement of our school through various fundraising events. The Parent/Teacher association
This year alone the Parent/Teacher Association were pivotal in the selection process for our new school uniform. The PTA holds general committee meetings once a month with the AGM held in October.
Any parent from the school is free to join the Parents' Association. The Parents' Association is run according to a committee structure and regularly meets to discuss opportunites and matters of improtance for the parents of students.
To the right you will find a contact form to for the Parent/Teacher Association's secretary, Ms Tracy McCabe.