Ballintemple
National   School

Parents' Association

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Click here to go to the January 2016 Parents' Association Newsletter

Recently a number of consultation leaflets were sent to all NPC members and all other schools on the public consultation process which is part of the Minister's Action Plan in response to the report of the Advisory Group to the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector.

Click here to view the document on the Department of Education and Skills website.

The purpose of the Parents’ Association is to provide a structure through which the parents /guardians of pupils of Ballintemple National School can work together for the best possible education for their children. In Ballintemple N.S. we encourage active participation from all the parents/guardians of the children in the school. New members are always welcome. We would be delighted with your help in running the events and activities organised throughout the school year.

The Parents’ Association AGM is usually held during the first term of the school year. All parents are invited. This is a great forum for parents to meet and exchange ideas. Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.

The Parents’ Association works with the Principal, staff and Board of Management to build effective partnership between home and school. Partnership between home and the school is important because with positive and active partnership your child gets the best that primary education can offer.

Aims and Objectives of the Parents' Association

  1. To represent the view of the parents/guardians whose children are attending the school.
  2. To inform and educate parents /guardians of current developments in education.
  3. The Parent Association suggests and/or organises some extracurricular activities.
  4. To help with the provision of extra equipment and teaching aids through fundraising events.

Ballintemple N.S. Committee

Chairperson: Grainne Fitzgerald
Vice-Chair Person: Finola O'Riordan
Secretary: Deirdre Dunne
Vice Secretary Treasurer: Jo Anne O'Brien

The Parents’ Association is affiliated to the National Parents Council (NPC) - www.npc.ie.