Parents Association

The Parent Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.

The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the parent association.

  • The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership of home and school.
  • Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.
  • The Parent Association can advise the principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Enrolment, Behaviour problems etc.
  • Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
  • The Parent Association is a support for parents in the school.
  • The Parent Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.
  • The Parent Association can run fund raisers to support school development.
  • The Parent Association are involved with meeting the inspectorate for a Whole School Evaluation.
  • The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.
  • The Parents Association meet 4-5 times a year and elect a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • In Coláiste Mhuire we have a strong Parents Association who are very supportive in all that the school offers. In recent year they have assisted in policy making and run a fund raiser each year which are greatly supported by all parents and the local and business community.

    Since 2017 money raised by the Parents Association has provided funds which were put towards:

    • Ride on mower for cutting our sports fields
  • Repainting the school interior
  • Flooring our stage area
  • Extra electrical work and plumbing required with our new build
  • Website development
  • New lighting in our sport hall
  • Parents Association Race Night 2018

    Winners & Sponsors