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Scoil Cholmcille SNS, Donaghmede, Dublin 13

Parents Association

We are delighted to have an active Parents Association in Scoil Cholmcille. The Parents Association plays a vital role in maintaining open communication and support between the Board of Management, Staff Body and Parents.

We have a very welcoming group of Parents who are always delighted to welcome new members and volunteers.

The Parents Association is a member of the National Parents Council. The NPC explains the role of the Parents Association as follows:

  • The Parent 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 partnerships 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.

If any Parent would like to get involved or volunteer from time to time, please do nothesitate to contact a member of the Parents Association or Principal.

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