Parents Association; Their meaning within the school
- 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 when parents and teachers work together.
- The Parent Association can advise the principal and the 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 Association 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.)
- The Parent Association can organise fundraisers to raise much needed funds for the school. To help towards the cost of extra activities for the students and facilities within the school.
The Parents Association of St Marys Primary school last year fundraised towards;
- School Website
- Water Fountains
- School Tours
- Camogie Buses for schools camogie league
- Sweets and treats