The Parents’ Association would love to hear from you.
A Parents’ Association survey went out with the school reports mid June.
If parents want to respond in paper form they should post their anonymous response to the PA’s red suggestion box fixed to the wall outside Tara’s office. See picture below.
An electronic response option will also be made available and sent out by the school.
We hope you will take the short time to complete this survey so we can reflect your collective views in the parents’ collaborative contribution to our school.
Congratulations to the Parents’ Association
Congratulations to St Brigid’s PA who were awarded a certificate of achievement in the NPC’s Fred O’Connell award ceremony, which took place at the NPC Education Conference on June 10, 2017 in the National College of Ireland.
The Fred O’Connell award recognises innovative partnership work between parents and schools that supports children to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Our Parents’ Association was awarded the certificate for its creation of an Annual Parents’ Night that highlights the value and necessity of having parents involved in the school. Janet Watters received the award on behalf of the PA committee.
The Parents’ Association
We value the involvement of parents at St Brigid’s. All parents of children at the school form the Parents’ Association (PA). The Parents’ Association works in close partnership with the Board of Management and the teaching team to promote the interests of the children and the involvement of parents in the school.
Parental involvement in the school
Apart from various committees, many parents are involved as individuals in the school.
Some parents like to help with reading and activities. We greatly appreciate and welcome this help. The class teacher may give you an opportunity to volunteer on a rota basis. Help from parents is invaluable in many areas of the school, for example with classroom activities, walks, swimming, sports day, school shop and school tours. Parents are asked to fill in a form so that they can be Garda vetted if they are to have unsupervised access to children.
The principal and staff are most grateful for all the help the school receives from parents. We look forward to seeing you at parents’ meetings, sports days, plays and concerts.
St Brigid’s coffee morning
The Parents’ Association invites parents of new children to a cup of coffee/tea
and a chat in the school hall on the first day of Autumn term from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.