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:
Lisa Murphy 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 & Joe Murphy
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parents Association is involved in our school in many ways such as:
The committee are consulted on many policy areas including Code of Behaviour, Critical Incident policy, Healthy lunch policy etc.
The committee send out notices to the parents on a regular basis. We produce a regular newsletter.
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.
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.
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
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