Ovens National School Parents’ Association
The Parents’ Association (PA) is a structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible outcomes for their children. The PA works closely with the Principal, Staff and the Board of Management, to build an effective partnership between the home and school.
It is important that all parents get involved and work together to achieve common goals for the further education for all of our children. Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels, when parents and teachers work together.
The Parents’ Association also:
· Organise family friendly events.
· Is a support network for parents in the school.
· Advises the Principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Behaviour problems etc.
At Ovens NS, the Parents’ Association organises a number of events throughout the year both to fundraise for the school and to provide a forum for parents to meet each other. Please see the PA section of “Our latest school news”, for regular updates.
Parents’ Association Committee Members: 2015-2016 School Year
Majella Phelan – Chairperson Siobhan O’Sullivan – PRO
Yvonne Singleton – Treasurer Brenda Dillon – PRO
Oonagh Buckley – Treasurer Orla Murphy – Secretary
How to contact us:
Mobile 083 1971057
Board of Management:
Michael O’Driscoll, Donal Cronin, Eoghan Hyde, Mary Brennan, Bébhinn Murphy, Don Hyde, Norma O’Toole and Jerry Kelleher.
There are 2 class reps for all classes. If you are unsure who your class reps are, please contact the PA.
National Parents Council
Cork Education Support Centre