2020/2021 Parent Association
Helena Quinn [Dearbhla & Gráinne]
T.J. Hughes [Holly]
Sinead Forde [Cáit]
Miriam Byrne [Eimear Gormally]
Tara Killilea [Ailbhe]
Sharon Williams [Maura]
Grace Wickham [Ruth McHugh]
Koren Callanan [Faye Ryan]
Anna Marley [Saoirse]
Anne O’Grady [Maeve & Shauna Fallon]
Freda Joyce [Lucy, Alice & Eimear Kelly]
Ollie Higgins [Olivia]
Neil McGill [Jean]
The Federation of Catholic Secondary Schools Parent Associations (FED-CSSPA)
Annual Conference 2018
The Annual Conference 2018 of Fed-CSSPA will be held on March 3rd 2018 in the Maldon Hotel Portlaoise.
Link to Full Agenda
This year we are pleased to be joined by Mr Ferdia Kelly who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Schools Partnership. As a national organisation, Fed-CSSPA has always found Mr Kelly to be very supportive of parental involvement. Mr Kelly will be sharing with parents the common topic at many of this year’s conferences – Understanding and Living the Ethos in our Catholic Schools.
We are also joined by Ms Jackie O’ Dowd from the Science Foundation Ireland who will talk to parents about the future available to their students through engagement with science subjects.
Colman Noctor joins us to address a very current issue – building resilience in our children. He will also address the stresses and anxieties brought about by the modern era of technology.
We also have several exhibitors that we believe will interest parents.
Lunch may be booked at registration at the subsidised rate of €5 per person.
This conference is free to attend for 2 parents from your school – registration is through Eventbrite and details and links are available on our website www.fcsspa.ie/events – our Facebook page.
Or by this link
Head Lice Treatment Clinic Sligo
Are based in Tubbercurry Co. Sligo and offers a 100% guarantee to remove head lice in a single chemical-free treatment.
The clinic does a schools check service for €5 per child whereby they will come to your school and do a full forensic check and notify each parent of the results.
The clinic can be contacted by phone at 087-0967525 or firstname.lastname@example.org and they also have more information on their Facebook page @liceclinicsligo or our website www.theliceclinicsofireland.ie
To download their brochure: Head Lice Brochure Sligo
Junior Cycle: Information leaflet for Parents of Post-Primary Students
The Department of Education and Skills wishes to bring to your attention that an Information leaflet for Parents of Post-Primary Students has been prepared.
The new Junior Cycle will place the student at the centre of the learning process. It allows for new ways of learning and a broader range of skills to be properly assessed. This leaflet aims to inform parents of post-primary school students about the key changes underway.
Click here to download the information leaflet: Information leaflet for Parents of Post-Primary Students
For further information on the new Junior Cycle visit:- www.curriculumonline.ie
For subject and short course specifications and information regarding assessment www.jct.ie for teacher CPD information and general information regarding the new Junior Cycle
Follow us on Twitter @JCforTeachers
Survey on Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults
National Parents Council post-primary has been invited by Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to make a written submission on the topic of Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults which the Committee are currently considering.
We are inviting you to be a part of this submission by answering the following questions. Responses must be completed by 15th October as the submission must be made by 20th October
We are inviting the parents in your school to be a part of this submission by answering the 8 questions on the survey.
The estimated time to complete this survey is 3 minutes.
Responses must be completed by 15th October as the submission must be made by 20th October
Please click on the link here: Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults
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.
A huge thank you to the Parents Association
Many thanks to all involved.
Notification regarding the Board of Management’s annual review of the anti-bullying policy.
To: Parents, Guardians, staff and students
The Board of Management of Presentation College wishes to inform you that:
- The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s anti-bullying policy and its implementation was completed at the Board meeting of 20th September 2016.
- This review was conducted in accordance with the checklist set out in Appendix 4 of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools.
Chairperson, Board of Management
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A Very Sincere Thank You from The Parents Association
The Parents Association of Presentation College Tuam wishes to thank most sincerely all who contributed and supported their recently held Table quiz.
A special word of thanks to the following for their input on the night John Mulrooney, Sean McGrath, the staff of the school who attended in large numbers and Ca Farragher.
Thanks also to the Parents who were unable to attend and gave contributions towards the fundraiser.
Congratulations to the winners on the night.