CLONBURRIS PARENTS ASSOCIATION:
The Aim of the Parent Association
The aim of the Parents Association is to provide a forum for the parents/guardians of children attending Clonburris National School to work together, in partnership with the Principal, Board of Management and the whole school community, to help provide the best possible education for
children attending the school, in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act, 1998.
The Role of the Clonburris Parents Association:
The Clonburris Parents Association was first set up in June 2007. We are a hands-on group of volunteers whose aim is to encourage parents to meet and get to know each other in order to enhance the sense of community within our school.
The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership between home and school. The Parents Association Committee (PAC) meet during school term with our principal Mr. John Murphy and our HSCL teacher, Ms. Kerins to discuss any issues that may arise, including upcoming school events, parent courses, projects and fundraising. We also have an input on school policies and other issues that happen in the school that affect our children. We also contribute to the school newsletter.
From a parent’s point of view, it’s great to be up-to-date with the happenings in the school and a great chance to meet other parents. It also gives us a better view of the important work that is done by all who work in the school. Although we discuss serious issues we have a lot of fun too. The meetings really help to improve the teacher-pupil-parent relationship.
The Parents Association helps with organising fundraising events for the school such as the Bake Sale and Book Fair. We also volunteer their support when required at the sale of school uniforms on behalf of the school during the school year.
The Parents Association support the school with various school events and activities as requested by the Principal.
The Parents Association supports the role of the school’s HSCL teacher in promoting Parent Classes and encouraging parent/grandparent/guardian participation.
The Parents Association would love to hear of ideas or suggestions that you may have for ventures that will help the whole school community, i.e. pupils, parents and staff.
We encourage parents to get involved with the committee in any way they can.
Not all parents/guardians will be in a position to become involved in the Parents Association but instead, may wish to be involved in fundraising or a school event. If you would like to help out with school events please give your name for our Helpers List to Mr. Murphy or Ms. Kerins.
Alternatively Contact Us:
Chairperson: Lorraine Nugent Murphy
Secretary: Olivia McGonagle
clonburrisnsparentsassociation@Gmail.com. We endeavour to respond quickly to any queries or suggestions.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION SUGGESTION BOX :-
Suggestions can be put in writing regarding any ideas or concerns. Please place in a sealed envelope for your student to place in our suggestion box at the front door/reception area. We request that these are signed so that we can respond to you.
Clonburris NS Website Parents Association Page:
Check our page on the school website for our regular updates http://www.clonburrisns.ie/parents-
Clonburris National School Parents – Facebook Page:
The ‘Clonburris National School’ page was set up by the parents for the parents/guardians of children attending Clonburris National School. It has proven to be a very useful resource and efficient way of communicating reminders, clarifying simple queries and arrange uniforms/books/costumes swaps etc