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. 


Upcoming Events:

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:

Email      ovenspa@gmail.com
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.


Class Representatives:

There are 2 class reps for all classes. If you are unsure who your class reps are, please contact the PA.

Useful Links:

National Parents Council


Cork Education Support Centre