St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

Parents and Friends Group - News

24-November-22
Parents and Friends Group - News

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I met with the new Chairperson and Treasurer of the P&FG this morning. We had a good discussion on how best to support the school and plan for events and activities.

Some information from the meeting

Parents Council Meetings 2022/2023

The following are the dates of Parents and Friends’ Group Meetings to be held in the school which will run from 7p.m. to 8.15pm.

  • Monday 14th November 2022 - already held!
  • Thursday 12th January 2023
  • Thursday 9th February 2023
  • Thursday 9th March 2023
  • Thursday 27th April 2023
  • Thursday 25th May 2023
  • Thursday 22nd June 2023 – plan AGM date for October 2023.

Communication with, to and from the Parents and Friends' Group

If you wish to bring something to the attention of the Parents and Friends’ Group please contact a member of the council (listed below).

Parents Council Committee Members

  • Melanie Mageean (Chairperson) - 085 1181374
  • Elaine French (Vice Chairperson)
  • Áine Fitzgerald (Secretary)
  • Sarah Quinn (Treasurer)

You can also contact the P&FG by email: ballymittynspfg@gmail.com - this email address is for ideas/support with activities. Note; this email address will be set up for tomorrow.

The members of the Committee also will try to get the names of the admin for each classroom/group WhatsApp. This will help to get messages out.

Ballymitty NS Parents and Friends’ Group Statement

  • Ballymitty Parents and Friends’ Group (P&FG) is a partnership and a voice between parents and pupils to interact with the school.
  • Its members work with the Principal, staff, Students Council and Board of Management to build effective home/school partnerships.
  • It provides a voice for parents on issues that are important to them and their children and communicates with the school about such issues.
  • It supports the school in its development and improvement.
  • It provides parent input into the development and review of School Policies and Procedures, including the Code of Behaviour, School Self Evaluation etc.
  • It assists the school when requested, with programmes such as curricular initiatives, coffee mornings, speakers, fun days etc.
  • It arranges speakers to speak with parents on relevant topics, such as parenting issues, online issues, moving to secondary school etc.
  • It provides opportunities for social interaction and communication between parents at open days, evening meetings, coffee mornings and other events.
  • It engages with the school and the Department of Education and Skills in Whole School Evaluations (WSE) or as required.
  • It links with the Principal at the monthly P&FG meetings for updates on school activities, news and events.
  • P&FG Chairperson meets with the Principal/Chairperson of the Board of Management once per term to discuss relevant issues and reports back to the Parents Council.


We look forward to continued support from the P&FG.

Regards,

Audrey

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