Carysfort National School has a very active and effective Parents Association that supports and empowers all parents to be active in the best interests of their children’s educational lives. The Parent Association Committee is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and works on behalf of the parent community organising activities and events which benefit the school and the children. These activities include:
How you can get involved
As a parent of a child you are automatically a member of the Parent Association. All parents are welcome and encouraged to become actively involved in whatever way they can – based on their availability, interests and skillsets.
In response to feedback from parents and with the support of the school we have and will continue to set up working groups to focus on addressing key issues. The current working groups are:
Each class nominates one or two parents as class representatives every year. The class representatives are a key communications link within the parents of the class and between the parents and the Parents Association – ensuring that information is shared effectively and are a real benefit to the parents in each class. In the case of Junior Infants, the role of class representative is usually filled by a parent with a child already in the school and the role rotates each year to allow others take their turn. The roles of the class representative focuses on –
A note on Whatsapp – Whatsapp is a great tool for keeping everyone informed, asking for homework, sharing photos of events that parents could not attend etc. Please apply basic common sense when part of a class whatsapp group. Photos of the children shared should remain within the group and not posted to wider groups/other social media channels
All Parents –
There will be occasions when parents of a class will be called upon to help with activities or events specific to their class, for another class (1st class host the First Holy Communion reception and 5th class host the Confirmation reception), or for the wider school. There are also annual events such as the cake sale, the Christmas raffle and the Walkathon that need the support of the entire parent community.
Contact the Carysfort NS Parent Association Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org