Scoil Na Coróine Mhuire, Ashford Parents Association

The parent association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The parent association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership between the home and school. Partnership between the home and school is important because with positive and active partnership the child gets the best that primary education can offer.Every parent/guardian with a child in Scoil Na Coróine Mhuire National School is by default a member of the Parents’ Association. Every year a committee is elected to oversee the functions of the Parents’ Association on behalf of all of us.Our Parent’s Association are affiliated to the National Parents Council (NPC) and hold regular meetings in the school and meet with the principal before and after each meeting.

 

The following is this year’s committee:

 

Sinead Greene Chairperson

 Karen Nolan-Doyle Vice Chairperson

Gemma Bishop Treasurer

Andrea Dunne Secretary

Nadine Kavanagh Committee Member

Lisa Murphy Committee Member

 Suzanne Nolan Committee Member

 Kim Sheane Committee Member

 

 

Board of Management Parent Reps: Sally Anne McInerney & John Lalor

 

We also have Parents Representatives from each class:

 

JI Rep (Ms Russell) - Karen Beeston

 JI Rep (Ms Boyce) - Ben Morley

SI Rep (Mr O'Malley) - Donna Wildes

SI Rep (Ms Earls) - Maura Lavelle

1st Class (Ms Grennan)- Jenny Clarke

1st Class (Ms Lyne) - Celine Ryan

2nd Class Rep (Ms Feeney) - Aisling McGrath

Lisa Daly 2nd Class Rep (Ms O'Riordan) - Lisa Daly

3rd Class Rep (Mr Wallace) - Delwyn Lord

4th Class Rep (Ms Walsh) - Lisa Diamond

4th Class Rep (Ms Hallahan) - Jenny Grant

5th Class Rep (Ms Murphy) - Susan Tighe

5th Class Rep (Ms Carey ) - Ida Lane

6th Class Rep (Ms McDermott ) - Brigid Cahill

 

 

We can be contacted via our email address: ashford.sncm.pa@gmail.com. The Parents Association is involved in our school in many ways such as:

 

Policy Development

The committee are consulted on many policy areas including Code of Behaviour, Critical Incident policy, Healthy lunch policy etc.

 

Communication

The committee send out notices to the parents on a regular basis. We produce a regular newsletter. 

 

Fundraising

Fundraising is an important part of what the Parents Association organises, and all this goes towards funding our school activities, and investing in assets for use by our children, ex. Interactive White Boards, Basketball Court and IT infrastructure. Our largest fundraising has been through our Christmas Fair and Copper Days.

 

Support

Parents provide support to the school for the Nativity Play, Communion ceremony (Party and Refreshments), Parish support for Communion and Confirmation, Library, Speaker at induction meeting for new infants, Green Schools Committee, World Book Day, etc.

 

Sponsorship

Our fundraising has allowed us to sponsor Accord Personal Development for 5th and 6th classes, Cycling Course Initiative, Gifts for 6th class- Graduation and equipment for the children

 

Organising Talks

Talks are organised with the school, for pupils (ex. Being Safe Online) and parents (ex. First Aid, Internet Safety, Drugs Awareness, Asthma). Community support:

 

Many parents are involved in the local Tidy Towns group. The local I.C.A. ladies, many of whom are parents and grandparents, come to the school every second Thursday and work with the 6th class passing on the skills of sewing and knitting.

 

Social Occasions: Table Quiz, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the village, Bingo events, School Fun Day