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Golden National School, Golden, Cashel

Parent Association

The staff of the school is fortunate to have a very active, co-operative and supportive Parent Association.

The involvement of the Parent Association is reflected in the equipment that they have provided for the school. Included in this equipment are laptops, a number of interactive whiteboards, playground markings, sports gear and school furniture.

They also organise and subsidise a hugely successful 'book rental scheme'. Their generous contributions have enhanced every aspect of school life in Golden N.S. The members of the Parent Association contribute to the formulation of school policy documents in their capacity as partners in education.

The role of the Parent Association is to represent the views of the parents through their parental representatives on the Board of Management.

If any new parents should wish to know more about the Parent Association or wish to help with fundraising ventures, they are encouraged to contact either the Chairperson or the Secretary, whose names can be obtained from the school.

 

A note from our PA Chairperson, Joanne Donnelly.

The Parent Association in Golden National School is a very active and vibrant group, which has an active involvement in school life. The Parent Association holds its AGM at the beginning of October each year and meet over the course of the year as the need arises.  All parents of the school are members of the Parent Association, and have the opportunity to become involved in the Committee that works directly with the school.

The Parent Association liaise with the Principal on a regular basis, on matters relating to both parents and students. We help out with many important school occasions such as the school musical, Grandparents Day, etc.

The Parent Association organise fund raisers each year including bag packing and a church gate collection. Our main fundraiser over the last number of years has been at the Christmas Show / Carol Singing. Money raised by the Parent Association is donated to the school and is used for the benefit of all students of the school eg put towards the purchasing of books for Literacy Lift Off for senior classes, outlining of games on the infants yards, purchasing of goals and nets for the school field, purchasing of buddy benches for the school yard.

A central aspect to the work of the Parent Association in Golden National School is the Book Scheme. This allows parents to rent / purchase school books and purchase all stationary at a discounted rate.  This has proven to be a great facility for parents over the last number of years.

The following are the officers of the Parent Association for 2017/’18:

Chairperson – Joanne Donnelly

Secretaries – Majella Colohan, Marie Forde

Treasurers – Siobhan Dalton, Clare Mollumby

PRO – Stephanie Ryan

School Book Committee – Valerie Corcoran, Olive Landers

Committee members :

Catherine Finn, Stephanie Lawrence, Noreen Ryan Preston, Michelle Tierney, Mary White