Parents Association

We have an active and hard-working Parents Association who support our pupils in a wide variety of ways. We are grateful for the active role that parents play in the education and wellbeing of our pupils.

About

The Parents Association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The PA 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 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.

We can be contacted via our email address: ashford.sncm.pa@gmail.com.

 

What we do

The Parents Association is involved in our school in many ways.

 

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:

Social Occasions

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