The Role of Parents & Guardians

The family and home are central to the development of the child and the nurturing of Christian values. The school and family strive to be mutually supportive and respectful of each other so that the child’s education can be effective.

Parents are encouraged to:

  • Collaborate with the school in developing the full potential of their children.
  • Help with and check homework.
  • Share the responsibility of seeing that the school remains true to its ethos, values and distinctive character.
  • Become actively involved in the school/parent association.
  • Be respectful towards all children and staff in the school.
  • Make an appointment to meet the class teacher to discuss any issues/concerns. The principal should only be contacted after this if necessary.

Structures in place to facilitate open communication & consultation with Parents:

  • Meeting for parents of new Junior Infants – May/June.
  • Parent/Teacher meeting one-to-one in November.
  • Parents receive school report of each pupil in June.
  • Meetings with parents whose children have special needs.
  • Consultation throughout the year.
  • Written communication.
  • Text-a-parent.
  • Through the parents Association
  • Home-work diary 1st-6th class: this should be used to relay messages which are signed between parents and teachers. Parents requested to sign diary each night to certify that homework has been completed.
  • Parents/Guardians are invited to family masses and school events.
  • Involvement of parents in the ‘Grow In Love’ section for parents

It is important that the school is informed if a child’s parents don’t reside together.  If there is a custody arrangement regarding your child the school needs to be informed.  

The school cannot be asked to withhold a child from either parent in the absence of a custody arrangement.

In all matters pertaining to the wellbeing and education of pupils, only the parents/legal guardians named on the enrolment form will be consulted by the teachers.