Carrigaline Community School Parents Association 2012 – 2013
Carrigaline Community School parents and friends will hold a coffee morning on Tuesday 26th February 2013, 10am - 12 noon at the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Bring a friend! All welcome.
Chairperson - Mrs. Catherine Murphy
Treasurer - Mrs. Karen O’Sullivan
Secretary - Dr. Isabelle O’Neill
Parents’ Representative on School Board Of Management: Mrs. Valerie O’Mahony
Parents’ Representative on School Board of Management: Mr. Kevin Maguire
Mrs. Mary Shannon
Mrs. Sheila Stokes
Mrs. Roisin Mehigan
Mrs. Rose Flynn
Mrs. Annmarie McEllwraith
Mrs. Mary Coughlan
Mission Statement :
We the parents of Carrigaline Community School focus on providing full understanding and support in the communication and organisation between school, parents and the whole student body.
Facilitate where possible when the School, Staff and/or Students need assistance
Organise events for Parents and Students alike
Communicate a link between the school and parents
Understanding the needs of parents and the needs of the school
Support the School Management & Staff, the students and each other as parents
Welcome from the Chairperson
As Chairperson of Carrigaline Community School Parents Association, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and to thank you all for your continued support. You, as the parents of the students in our school, are all valued members of our Parents Association and I would like to take a moment to convey to you the tremendous and worthwhile work that is done by your Association on your behalf throughout the year.
Our AGM takes place in October of each year – about six weeks after the school re-opens for the new term. Our last AGM was held on 16th October 2012.
The main aim of the Association is to provide “F O C U S”, and by this we mean, – Facilitate – Organise, – Communicate, – Understanding, – and Support, – providing full understanding and support between our school, you, the parents, and our children, the students. A further aim is to promote the association’s profile, so we are becoming more and more prominent at events within the school i.e. the open evening for parents of in-coming first year students and at parent information mornings.
As parents we are all too aware of the financial constraints being placed on our families while our children are attending school, and the stress which this can cause. We as an ‘active’ Association believe in doing our share and one of the most important tasks which we have now undertaken is to provide what we call our “SWAP SHOP”. Each year, we encourage parents to donate to the school any spare or second-hand text books and any surplus uniforms (in clean and wearable condition). These items we distribute free, on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis, to families who are in financial need. This “Swap Shop” takes place twice yearly in conjunction with the schools own sale of uniforms and books day. What began as a simple idea has, over the past few years, snowballed and is now a very important and much appreciated part of our service.
Finally, the Parents Association is extremely lucky to have our own mobile telephone number and email address should parents reading this wish to contact us directly … perhaps you might have some suggestions or ideas that you would like to share or, simply just voice your support! We are available “during school hours ONLY” that is Monday to Friday, half day Wednesday.
We look forward to your continued support.
Yours in appreciation,
Contact Number: 085-8305884
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