Parents Association or Cairdeas (means friend) 2017-12-05T13:07:05+00:00

Parents Association or Cairdeas (means friend)

Cairdeas holds regular meetings during the school calendar.  All the parents are invited to attend these meetings.
The Association organizes the following events during the year:

  • Halloween Walk
  • Bag Packing
  • School Sports
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Fundraising events
  • Irish Dancing
  • French Lessons (5th and 6th classes)
  • Baking
  • Communion Party
  • Graduation Party
  • Catering for Infant Open Morning

Raison d’etre: The principal reason for having a parent’s association (PA) is to help parents to get involved in their local school.

Role Member
Joint Chairperson Orla Grainger
Joint Chairperson Diane Martin
Secretary Laura Moroney
Assistant Secretary Catherine Murphy
Treasurer Abbie Sheehan
Assistant Treasurer Elaine Kiely
PRO/Web Relations Thelma Ryan
Extended Committee Members Martina Dullea
Catherine Hoban
Denise Kiely
Siobhan Bemelmans
Lorraine Croke
Therese McKeown
Teresa Cremin
Class representatives will assist with communication to parents

Why should parents be involved?

There are two main reasons:

  • The school is regarded as an extension of the home and an active partnership between parents and teachers makes this a reality, especially in the eyes of the young child, who is the central figure. Research shows that parental interest and attitudes to school, to books, and to education are the single most important influence on a child’s learning.
  • The parent’s association is a means of encouraging parents to get more involved in their children’s education, thereby leading to more motivated and happier pupils. Involvement in a PA allows a parent to have a say in education policy at national level through the National Parents Council-Primary.

The role of the parents association is to:

  • Foster co-operation between you, teachers, and school management
  • Represent your views
  • Enable you to have an input into the development and review of school policy on a range of issues such as Bullying, Safety, Enrolment, Behaviour Policy etc.