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Parents’ Committee, Cairdeas

Chairperson Teresa Cremin 0872742962
V.Chairperson Diane Martin 0879908262
Joint Secretary Rose Hoey 0876838863/ Shirley O’ Reilly 0866090624
Assistant Secretary Averil Sheehan 0879947003
Lorraine Croke 0868160368
Treasurer Marguerite Kelleher Kenneally 0876666764
V.Treasurer – Abbie Sheehan 0879234074

Knockavilla Parents Association – Cairdeas

It holds monthly meetings during the school calendar, one in each term. All the parents are invited to attend these meetings.

The Association organizes the following events during the year.

  1. Halloween Walk.
  2. Bag Packing
  3. School Sports
  4. Swimming Lessons
  5. Fundraising events
  6. Irish Dancing
  7. French Lessons (5th and 6th classes)
  8. Baking
  9. Communion Party
  10. Graduation Party
  11. Catering for Infant Open Morning

*Raison d’etre:The principal reason for having a parent’s association (PA) is to help parents to get involved in their local school.*h2. Why should parents be involved?

There are two main reasons:

  1. The school is regarded as an extension of the home and an active partnership between parents and teachers makes this a reality, especially in the eyes of the young child, who is the central figure. Research shows that parental interest and attitudes to school, to books, and to education are the single most important influence on a child’s learning.
  2. The parent’s association is a means of encouraging parents to get more involved in their children’s education, thereby leading to more motivated and happier pupils. Involvement in a PA allows a parent to have a say in education policy at national level through the National Parents Council-Primary.

The role of the parents association is to

  1. Foster co-operation between you, teachers, and school management
  2. Represent your views
  3. Enable you to have an input into the development and review of school policy on a range of issues such as Bullying, Safety, Enrolment, Behaviour Policy etc.