Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire

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Parents’ Association

Our Parents' Association

Officers of our Parents’ Association Committee 2023-24

Chairperson: Tracey Dempsey
Secretary: Emma Lucas-Clements
Assistant Secretary: Avril Myles
Treasurer: Debbie Carolan

Our Parents’ Association Committee meets once a month in the school staffroom. Mrs. Sweeney, Principal, also attends the meetings.

What is a Parents’ Association?

A Parents’ Association is the structure through which the parents in our school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The Parents’ Association works with our Principal, staff and the Board of Management to build effective partnership between home and school.

The role of the Parents’ Association:

Although the Parents’ Association may organise many activities, these activities should all assist the association to achieve its two main roles within the school:

  • To work in partnership with our Principal, Board of Management and the whole school community for the betterment of the children in Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire
  • To support and empower parents to be active in the best interests of their children’s educational lives

Why is partnership between home and school important?

Partnership between home and school is important because with positive and active partnership the child gets the best that primary education can offer. We know from research that:

  • Children do better, behave better and are happier at school when parents and teachers work closely together and when parents are able to give their children support at home
  • Teachers can do a better job when they are supported by and work closely with parents
  • Parents can do a better job when they have the support of other parents. The Parents’ Association is the key mechanism in a school that can support the home/school partnership.