St. Mary’s College Junior School

Parents' Association

Parents' Association

The Parents' Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.

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 schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.

The Parents' 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. if required.

Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.

The Parents' Association is a support for parents in the school.

The Parents' Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.

The Parents' Association staffed by volunteer parents, supports the school in the organisation of several events throughout the school year, including:

  • Communication with Parents
  • Sixth Class Musical
  • St. Mary's Readathon
  • Communions & Confirmations
  • Halloween Fair
  • Christmas Fair
  • Uniform and book sale
  • Rugby Blitzes
  • Science Week
  • Sports Day
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Saturday Morning Tea & Coffee
  • Social Events

The committee meets monthly with the Class Reps and Principal Judith Keane to help organise and staff the above events and communicate information regarding these events and other items to the parents via the class reps.

The Role of a Class Rep

Aug 28
All new boys start school
Aug 29
Whole school start school
Sep 02
Form 1 Parent Information Meeting
Sep 02
Form 2 and 2.1 Parent Information Meeting
Rathmines, Dublin 6, Ireland, D06X302
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