Parents’ Association A.G.M. 2013

Parents’ Association A.G.M. 2013

St Mary’s Parents School Association AGM took  place On Wednesday 9th Oct 2013 @ 7.30pm.

The meeting started with a talk on “Educational Changes In Ireland Over The Next Decade” By Dr. Mark Fennell who address the issue of Literacy, Numeracy and the New Junior Certificate.

At the AGM the two parent representatives for the Board of Management were nominated and elected. Best of luck to both Ann Forde and Ann Byrne as they take on this important role.

Election of Parents Association Officers

The election of the parents association officers took place at the first meeting following the AGM. The following were elected.

Chairperson :                                  Lisa Looney

Co. Chairperson:                           Rachel Hayes

Secretary:                                        Niamh O Neill

Treasurer:                                        Cathy King

Assistant to the Treasurer:       Patricia O Toole

PRO:                                                    Ann Byrne

Assistant to the PRO:                   Anne Mary Bulliman

Copy of Copy of P1020422 A message from chairperson Lisa Looney

I look forward to a new year with the Parents Association and a first year for me as Chairperson. I am delighted to say we have yet again welcomed new members to the association this year. We have a great team of 26 members and helpers and I look forward to working in partnership with the school and on behalf of the entire parent body in any way that we can to help  maintain the high standards at St. Mary’s. Such is the ebb and flow of school life that each year we bid a fond farewell to friends whose daughters have left St. Mary’s and extend a warm welcome to new friends whose daughters have just started on their journey. We wish the girls and their families, whatever stage of the journey they are on, our best wishes.

Lisa Looney

St. Mary’s Parents’ Association continues to be a very active group within the school working behind the scenes in partnership with the school. We are involved in supporting many events in the school and providing feedback to the management team on the views and opinions of parents. We as parents are very aware that the weight of school books is a problem for our daughters so watch out for upcoming talks on new technology.

Following on from the whole school evaluation earlier this year and the important role that the Parents’ Association played, we are committed to continue in partnership with the school – through our board of management representatives and our Association members – to progress the recommendations of the Department of Education and Science.