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AGREED REPORT FOR BOARD OF MANAGEMENT MEETING 7th OCTOBER 2020
A meeting of the board of management of Scoil Íde Naofa was held in the school on Wednesday 7th October 2020. The following is the agreed report to be distributed to the school community.
All members of the board were welcomed and reminded of social distancing guidelines in line with Covid 19 regulations.
The minutes of the last meeting were circulated and adopted.
Treasurer of the board gave his report to the board as well as a report on Covid-19 specific expenditure.
During the correspondence the secretary read from the Schools Community Testing Pathway as set down by the HSE and DES as well as updated and new circulars from the Department of Education and Skills.
In his report the principal notified the board of the latest happenings in the school. The principal started by presenting the principal’s child protection oversight report to the board. The principal reported to the board on pupil enrolement, Ms. O’ Connor’s retirement and the recent 1st Communion ceremonies. An update on the school’s SENO, inspector and NEPS psychologist were discussed as well as the purchase of 20 new ipads for pupil use from the school’s ICT grant. Finally the principal updated the board on a pause on school committees and sports teams etc until further guidance is given by the department. This concluded the principal’s report.
Under policies to be reviewed/ratified the school’s draft Admissions policy was ratified. The draft Code of Behaviour (with changes around Covid 19), Internet Acceptable Use and Critical Incident policy we all discussed and are now on the school website for review before they will be ratified at the next BOM meeting.
The principal thanked everyone for their help and support during the return to school following Covid-19, especially the parents and pupils for their patience and understanding regarding changes to the regular school routine.
That concluded the business of the meeting.
Congratulations to the winners of our Christmas raffle and many thanks to everyone who supported so generously!
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CHRISTMAS RAFFLE. GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON AND ALL PROCEEDS ARE GOING TOWARDS IMPROVING THE SPORTING EQUIPMENT OF THE SCHOOL FOR THE PUPILS!
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
Niamh Lawlor (Chairperson)
Catherine O’ Driscoll (Secretary)
Maria Flynn (Treasurer)