Harold’s Cross N.S. Parent Teacher Association
Dear parents, grandparents and guardians,
On behalf of the Harold’s Cross Parents Association we would like to wish you all a happy and stress-free Christmas holiday.
We look forward to hearing from you in 2018 with any ideas and suggestions you might have around school events, activities, fundraising ideas or parents talks.
With best wishes from your HCNS Parent’s Association.
The members of the PTA committee are:
Jessica Farnan -Chairperson
Aidan Buckley – Co-Chair
Jack Allan – Treasurer
Siobhan Moloney – Secretary
Valerie Mercer – Class Rep Liaison
Jo Anne Finnegan – Manager High Hopes Montessori
Ms Kehoe – Principal
Niamh Murray – Home School Liaison Teacher
We aim to
– Implement a programme of activities through parental/guardian involvement that will be of benefit and interest to our children.
– Provide opportunities for discussion and information around issues of common interest to parents/guardians.
– Be a channel for communication between parents/guardians and the school.
The Parent Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.
The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the parent association.
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 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 Associations 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.
Click here to read more about the role of the National Parents Council.