Current Members of the Parents Association- 2019/2020
The Parents Association AGM was held on Thursday 21st November 2019 and the following committee was elected:
Chairperson- Claire Kirwan
Vice Chairperson- Aishling Alcock
Treasurer- Clare Bailey
Assistant Treasurer- Deirdre Fay
Secretary- Aisling Fagan
Assistant Secretary- Karina Dempsey
PRO- Úna Nolan
Assistant PRO- Yvonne O Brien
The Parent’s Association have also created a new website and can be contacted at GrangeParentsAssociation@gmail.com
St Brigid’s National School’s Parents Association is in operation for many years now and since it’s inception has worked with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective partnership of home and school and has promoted communication and friendship between the parents.
We will continue to develop new ways in which parents can play an active part in school life and improve the school’s facilities for the benefit of the pupils.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PARENT ASSOCIATION OF GRANGE NATIONAL SCHOOL
The Purpose of the Parent Association
The purpose of the parent association is to provide a structure through which the parents/guardians of children attending Grange N.S. can work together for the best possible education for their chi worked with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective partnership of home and school and has promoted communication and friendship between the parents as
The Aim of the Parent Association
The aim of the parent association is to enable parents to play their part in ensuring the best possible education for their children, through the association’s programme of activities. The parent association will promote the interests of the students in co-operation with the board, principal, teachers and students, in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act, 1998.
The Work of the Parent Association
The parent association will undertake a programme of activities which will promote the involvement of parents and which will support pupils, parents and school staff. In planning its activities, the parent association will consult with the school principal. The parent association may advise the principal and board on any matters relating to the school in accordance with the Education Act, 1998, 26 (2)(a
The Membership of the Parent Association
All parents or guardians of children attending Newstreet N.S. will be deemed to be members of the parent association.
The Committee of the Parent Association
The members of the parent association will elect a number of members who will have responsibility for managing the activities of the parent association.This team will serve as the committee of the parent association.
The Work of the Committee of the Parent Association
- The committee is the team that will manage the tasks of the association on behalf of the parent body (the members).
- The committee will draw up a plan for the activities of the association, in consultation with parents and in accordance with their wishes.
- The committee will be responsible for seeing that activities are run in an efficient and effective way. The committee will consult with the school principal when planning the programme of activities for a particular year. The committee will arrange with the principal and board a system for ongoing communication.
- At the annual general meeting (AGM) the committee will report to the parent body (the members) about its work.
- The committee will manage and account for any funds collected by the parent association.
Membership of the Committee
The members of the committee will be elected each year at the AGM of the parent association.
The number of the committee will be a maximum of 12 with a minimum of 6.
Each member will be elected for one year. Members may go forward for election for a further year, providing they have a child in the school. Parent representatives elected to the board of management are automatically members of the committee, but will not hold an officer post.
Co-options and Subcommittees
The committee may co-opt people onto the committee to assist in their work. Subcommittees can be set up for particular tasks. The subcommittees may also co-opt people to assist in their work.
The subcommittees may not make decisions. They are accountable to the main committee.
The parent association will finance its activities through fund raising specifically for the work of the parent association, or through a small annual charge on parents to be agreed at the AGM.
A treasurer will be appointed from among the committee members and will be responsible for keeping the accounts of the parent association finances.
The treasurer will give a statement of income and expenditure at each committee meeting.
A written statement of income and expenditure will be given at the AGM.
The parent association will keep a bank account in its name.
The treasurer and at least one other member of the committee must sign cheques drawn on the account
Fund raising for the School
Fund raising for the school by the parent association will be done with the prior agreement of the board.
The parent association committee will agree with the board as to the specific school projects for which funds are to be raised by the parent association.
Membership of National Parents Council Primary
The parent association will affiliate to National Parents Council Primary annually.
Changing the Constitution
Changes to the constitution can be made at the AGM.
Proposals/motions to change the constitution must be submitted in writing to the parent association committee.
The parent association committee will then circulate these motions to all parents before the AGM. All parents of children in the school at the meeting are eligible to vote on the proposals.
Education Act, 1998