The Parents Association in Scoil Íde Naofa is the structure through which parents/guardians in our school work together for the best possible education outcome for their children. The Education Act 1998 sets down the role of the Parents Association.
The Parents 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 school, shows that children achieve higher levels, when home and school work together.
The Parents Association can advise the principal and the B.O.M of any matter relevant to the pupils in the school.
It is important to note that the Parents Association is not a forum for complaints against teachers or fellow parents.
We are lucky to have an active Parents association in Scoil Íde Naofa. Our Parents association are now affiliated to the National Parents Council, and supports the work of the school in a number of practical ways.
- Policy formulation and review
- Health and safety
- Fund raising
- Support for school occasions such as Sacraments
- Providing guest speakers
- Involvement in induction meetings
- Provision of teaching aids and resources
The committee meets in the school on 5-6 occasions during the year. The A.G.M is held in October each year. It is important to note that all parents are members of the Parents Association and the officers are elected at the AGM.
The current officers of our Parents Association are as follows
Sinéad Flanagan (Chairperson)
Niamh Lawlor (Secretary)
Deirdre Corrigan (Treasurer)