Beaufort, Killarney
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone number: 064-6644788
Email:cullinaschool@yahoo.com

Parent’s Council

Role of the Parents Association

Provision is made in the Education Act 1998 to allow parents of students of a school to set up a Parents Association. The Act states that:

The parents of students of a recognised school may establish and maintain from among their number, a parents’ association for the school and membership of that association shall be open to all parents of students of that school.

The parents association in a school works with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective co-operation and partnership between home and school. The following are some of the activities in which Parents Associations might be involved:

  • Organising information/social events for new parents to the school
  • Organising welcome events for new students to the school
  • Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents, e.g. guest speaker on parenting/discipline etc
  • Preparing school handbooks/calendars
  • Providing support/organisational input to major school events, e.g. communions, confirmations, debs etc
  • Channelling parents views on school policy issues to the Principal/Board
  • Contributing to school newsletter
  • Helping to organise and supervise extracurricular activities
  • Organising Fund Raising Events for the school