Introduction

The Parents Association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The parents association works with principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership between the home and school. This partnership is of vital importance in the growth and development of each child, with the assurance that each of our children obtains the best possible education.
The Parents Association Committee’ is comprised of parents of children from each year of our school. A monthly meeting of the committee is held to plan and discuss various activities scheduled for the coming year and to consider matters brought before it by parents or College management.

Role of the parents association

  •  Parents Association can suggest and/or organise extracurricular activities

  • The Parents Association is a support for Parents in the School. 

  • The PA can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant. 

  • The PA is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. 

  • The PA assists in fundraising activities for our school.

  • The PA enters in consultation and discussion with the school principal on relevant school policies and issues. 

  • The PA assists in hospitality and refreshments at in school activities and functions. 

  • The PA has a separate subcommittee for Parents of TY Students to liaise with our schools TY coordinator.

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