Hello to all parents of both Holy Family JNS & Our Lady of Mercy SNS.
We, as the combined Parents Council welcome this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and going forward we will give brief updates on our activities, one of which is fundraising.
Our first fundraising event of this school year was a sponsored walk, for all girls, from the new Junior Infants right up to the 6th class pupils. It was a successful kick-start to our 2019/20 funds. Better again the girls enjoyed a lovely autumnal walk in the fresh air with their teachers and SNAs.
A special feature of our school is the involvement of parents in school activities. Areas of parental involvement include:- arts and crafts, Maths for Fun, computers, Christmas Cake Sale/Funday, listening to reading, making costumes for concerts, accompanying children to church and many more day to day activities. Courses are organised for Parents by the Home/School Liaison Teacher:
Ms. Susan Sheppard - Phone 087 7544140. Watch out for letters and posters on school notice boards and doors. Visitation of homes is conducted by the Home/School Liaison Teacher. Come to the Parents Room at any time for a chat and a ‘cuppa’. There is an active Parent’s Council in the school. They are wonderful to fundraise and also organise the children’s Christmas Toy & Cake Sale. They also play an important role in endorsing school policy.
If you would like to learn more about our parents association, please feel free to contact us.
Head of Parents Association
The Parents Councils’ fundraising contributes to the varied needs of the schools. Anything from contributing to recent refurbishments of the school hall stage to subsidising swimming lessons to funding the production of literature for incoming Junior Infants’ parents. All of the above benefit the pupils so we appreciate your support.
We will keep you updated about future fundraisers. New members and ideas are always welcome so everyone is invited to our AGM which takes place on 22nd of October @7pm in the school hall. We’d love to see you there.
Eleanor O Rourke and Mark Scanlon (Junior School BOM)
Parents can join classes held in the parents room.
For parents who want to save for those extra school expenses.
Raising funds while keeping healthy.
Our school has registered for the Túsla national attendance campaign Every School Day Counts which will run for November 2019. This campaign focuses on improving attendance to ensure children get the most out of their time in education.
See here for some tips for parents by parents.