Parent Council Overview

The Parent Council are elected every year at the AGM.

We meet about once every 6 weeks during the school year to organise events and share ideas on how best we can support the school. New faces and ideas are always welcome. We aim to increase parental involvement across all areas of the school and to help you become more engaged with your children’s education. If you wish to contact any member of the Parent Council, please email them at

View the profile page for our Parent Council 2018/19

  • Your next opportunity to join the Parent Council will be in February, 2019 at the school Annual General Meeting.
  • The members for each new PC are nominated and elected at the AGM.
  • The term of each PC is 12 months.
  • Should you have any questions please contact us on or our HSCL Colum Hayden (085 284 2401).
  • The members of the Parent Council are nominated and elected at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Each person must nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else upon that persons agreement if they are unable to attend the AGM. This nomination must then be seconded by any parent/guardian of the school.
  • The PC is made up of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 17 parents/guardians.
  • If there are less than 17 nominations then all nominations are deemed elected.
  • If there are more than 17 then a secret ballot will take place on the night of the AGM. Only those present on the night may vote and non-parent/guardian teaching staff are excluded from the vote. Each parent/guardian will be given a ballot slip and should write one name on the ballot slip. These will be counted during the meeting and those with the most votes will be deemed elected.
  • If less than 12 (minimum number) are nominated then all are deemed elected and those members have a period of 1 month to canvas support from the parent/guardian body to reach the minimum number.
  • If after 1 month the Parent Council has not reached the minimum number then the Chairperson must inform the Board of Management and the Principal who must then decide what actions are to be taken.
  • The PC undertakes a program of fundraising events and initiatives throughout the school year to fund school resources and activities.
  • Our fundraising targets and spend are agreed in consultation with Sinéad our school Principal and the Board of Management.
  • Whether you are a PC member or not, we would love to hear from you with your ideas.
  • The Class Rep is a direct link between your children’s teacher and you.
  • The Class Rep is an appointed parent/guardian who undertakes to communicate (via email or text) notice of teacher announcements, PC news etc. to the parents/guardians of the children in their child’s class.
  • This an important service, but straightforward and not at all time consuming. Do get involved!

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