Our Parents’ Council is a great support for our school. Meetings are held on average once a month and last for about an hour. They usually take place on the second Tuesday of every month with an average attendance of between 30 and 40 parents. It is a great way to learn more about the school, meet other parents, have your queries answered and to help and support the school. All parents are invited to join. Please contact the school for details. 042-9332790; firstname.lastname@example.org
Monster Draw 2016/2017
Following a number of discussions with the Parents’ Council the school have adopted the approach of a single annual school contribution of €100 per student for the academic year 2016/2017. For every €100 contribution that you make, you will be entered into a monster cash draw. The prize fund will depend on you, the parents. The minimum prize fund will be €5,000 with a guaranteed top cash prize of €2,000. he more who contribute the higher the prize fund will grow! This draw will take place . Click here to see the Monster Draw Winners 20152016.
€100 per student amounts to only €2.50 per week over 40 weeks!
A number of payment methods are available: cash, cheque or standing order. Payments can be once off, or in five equal installments of €20. You can also pay online at https://stvincentsdundalk.vsware.ie using your username and password.
Everyone’s a winner if we all contribute!
National Consultation on the Parent and Student Charter Bill 2016
The National Parents Council post primary (NPCpp) has, for a long time now, pursued our policy to give Parents a strong voice in the education of our children.
The Department of Education and Skills has now proposed some changes to the legislation in our educational system – They are introducing a Parent and Student Charter Bill 2016 which will determine the parents’ role in education for many years to come.
This Bill will require every school to consult with and involve parents and students more in the running of the school, and to publish and operate a Parent and Student Charter.
NPCpp welcomes this positive step and the recognition it brings to parental involvement in the education of our children.
Minister Richard Bruton has directed that parents be consulted through NPCpp and we have created the attached survey to ensure that we can properly reflect what you would like to see being implemented through the Charter.
Your thoughts and ideas are crucial! So please take a few minutes (10-15 max) to complete and return your response.
Please click on this link to have your voice heard:
Help us to reach out to as many parents as possible – Please share this survey with your friends, family and other parents in your school.
St Vincent’s Run 2017
This year the Parents’ Council are organising St Vincent’s Run 2017 which will take place on Oct 1st 2017. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1754829894805851/