This year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday November 29th at 8pm!
Harold’s Cross N.S. Parent Teacher Association
On the 16th November 2016 a new Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was established for Harold’s Cross National School. Our main aim is to develop and strengthen the partnership between parents/guardians and the school in order to ensure the best possible education for our children and to enrich their experience of school life. We will do this in conjunction with the parents and students, the school principal and the school’s board of management.
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 members of the PTA committee are:
Rebecca Landy – Chair
Nadine Reilly – Deputy Chair
Jo O’Neill – Secretary
Jack Allan – Treasurer
Ms Kehoe – Principal
Niamh Murray – Home School Liaison Teacher
You can contact us at email@example.com
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.