Parents and Guardians

Parents and guardians play a key role in the life of the community in the College and we welcome volunteers from the parent body to partake in the many activities which take place during the academic year.


All parents and guardians of students in the college are members of the Parents’ Association.  Here are some of our objectives:

  • Encouraging parents and guardians to take an active interest in the College
  • Fostering co-operation and communication between the College and parents and guardians
  • Supporting and initiating activities in tandem with the College
  • Promoting role of parents and guardians as primary educators

The College allocates a proportion of fees each year to the Parents’ Association to carry out its work, which includes hosting social events, inviting guest speakers, and funding projects that enhance the day-to-day College lives of students.

How the Parents’ Association is Organised:

  • The Parents’ Association’s Annual General Meeting is held at the start of each new School academic year where accounts and reports are presented, and new Committee Members are elected.
  • Two representatives from each year are elected annually at the AGM in September and they may serve up to a two-year term.
  • The Association meets monthly, and the Headmaster, a Deputy Headmaster and parent representative from Board of Management also attends.

 

  • See the Parents’ Association Constitution Click here
  • Should you wish to contact the Parents’ Association Click here
  • Officers and Committee Members 2023/2024 Click here

Please get involved!

Projects Funded

See projects funded in 2022/2023 here

  • Healthy Eating Programme
  • Free Weights for the gym
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Oxford Debaters
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge
  • Social rugby jerseys
  • Academic ties
  • Chicken coup wire

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Volunteer Activities

Organising parent and guardian volunteers is a central part of the endeavours of the Parents’ Association.  Activities include:

  • Volunteers assist with the uniform lost and found
  • Lunchtime library supervision
  • Graduation video played at graduation ceremony and ball
  • Teas and coffees at sporting events
  • Refreshments at parents’ and guardians’ social events
  • Behind the scenes work at the College’s theatrical evenings

Volunteer here

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Guest Speakers and Social Events

Guest speakers with expertise relevant to the Students’ pastoral calendar are invited by the Parents’ Association 2 or 3 times each year.  See here for past talks

The Parents’ Association also may arrange social events, such as the Elements Parents social evening or last year’s James Joyce Evening – a Celebration of the Joyce’s connections with the College

Resources

Parents Welcome Note

Projects Funded

Connecting Parents

Volunteering

PA Information

Parents talks

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