The Parents’s Association covers both the Junior and Senior schools. The Committee is made up of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 people. The purpose of the Association is to provide a structure through which the parents and guardians of children attending St Colmcille’s primary schools can work together for the best possible education and environment for their children.
The Parent Association works with the Principals, staffs and Boards of Management to build and effective partnership of home and school. The aim of the Association is to enable parents to play their part in ensuring the best possible education and environment for their children, through the Association’s programme of activities.
The Committee meets at least once a month during the school year to plan Parent Association events, set the calendar, and monitor the budget. The Committee, through liaison with Principals, has a consistent line of communication with school.
Parent Association activities vary each year in accordance to the school needs. In general the Committee fundraises for school requirements, assist in school events eg Communion and Confirmation receptions, School Book Fair, arrange lectures, and so on. The association issues a newsletter during the year updating parents on events to date.
Volunteering to work for the Association is a great way to meet other parents and stay involved in your child’s education. It is time spent for a great cause – your child and his/her school.
New members can be elected to the Committee at the AGM, however volunteers for activities are always welcome and can contact the PA Secretary (contact numbers available from the School Secretary).