Parents play the most vital role in their child’s education. In Deerpark we welcome and encourage the involvement of parents and have a very active parents’ association which has undertaken an awful lot of work since September for which the school is very grateful. One of the practical ways that parents can support the school in its efforts is by participating in events organised by the parents’ association and by lending their assistance.
What does the association do?
• Liaises with the principal and the board of management on matters relating to the school.
• Adopts a programme of activities which will promote the involvement of parents in the operation of the school, in consultation with the principal.
• Decides, in conjunction with the principal, the allocation of funds raised by the parents association.
How can you get involved in the Association?
The AGM of the association is usually held in October each year and new members are always welcome. Election of new officers and members occur at the AGM. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact the chairperson or one of the current members.
Assistance required for individual events
You do not need to be a member of the association to assist at individual events. Assistance is required with a wide range of events including the Open Night for prospective new students and parents, fundraising activities, help with the school’s Dramafest, providing information and refreshments at various events and coming up with suggestions for school improvements. Please contact the chairperson or one of the current members if you wish to become involved or contact the school office with your details. All participation by parents is most welcome.
The members of the parents’ association for the year 2012/13 is as follows:
Mary Goulding (Chairperson)
Kathleen Lyons (Treasurer)
Una Lee (Secretary)
Hilary O’Donovan Duggan
Lisa Gamble Hayes
If you would like to find out more about the work and remit of parents’ associations please click here.
To read the chairperson’s end of year report for 2013/14 please click on the following; Parents’ Council