Parents Association

In partnership with School Management, the Board of Management, teachers and students the Parents’ Association objectives are:

To enhance the school experience for families by facilitating communication among parents, students, the School, the Board of Management, and the broader community.

The fostering of good relations between parents, teachers, students and the school authorities.

All parents or legal guardians of students attending the school are automatically members of the Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí Parents’ Association.

The Education Act 1988 sets out the role of the PA – to work in partnership with the school. Partnership between home and school ensures better outcomes for our children. Research shows that students achieve better results when parents and teachers work together. The Parents Association’s Constitution details how the PA is organised and run.

Each year, an AGM is held, at which a new PA committee is elected. All parents are welcome to AGM’s and notices of same are circulated in advance to parents.

Present PA committee are, Claire Tan Chairperson, Martina Doody Secretary & Marguerite Desmond Treasurer.
Our Parents Association acts in a supportive capacity, we support the students and our children by continually informing and educating ourselves the parents & guardians on all manner of issues which are occurring in their world, both virtual and actual. We invite experts to deliver talks which help keep us informed and knowledgeable on many issues such as cybersecurity, issues around drug and alcohol misuse, and on third level educational opportunities available nationally and internationally.
We also work with the school community, on various school evenings throughout the year serving tea, coffee etc,this helps the parent body and the teachers, build up helpful relationships between families and the school.
We meet in the school about four or five times a year, our meetings while minuted, are informal and friendly. These get togethers and are very helpful for all parents, but especially for first time second level school families. We advertise our meetings on the schools social media and remember all parents are automatically members of CPB Parents Association, so do come along it is your Association.

PA Action Plan

Some of the key areas identified in early 2013 by parents and rated in order of priority were – Drugs & Alcohol Abuse, School Bag Weight Bullying & Cyberbullying, Extra-Curricular Activities, School Uniform-related, Nutrition, Traffic Management.

The PA committee in partnership with the School Management worked on each of the these items over subsequent years. It is inevitable that these and other topics are regularly revisited and addressed as new students come to the school.

Useful Guides for Parents

The Parents’ Association has produced some useful guides for parents which are available on the school website.

Drugs & Alcohol – Information & Guidance for Parents

School Bag Weight (pdf) – Parents’ Association Guide

Handling Bullying for Parents (pdf) – Parents’ Association Guide

Handy Hints for Parents – for Parents of new students

How to Contact Us:

Please help us make our school even better, if you have ideas, questions or you wish to contribute/volunteer to help in any way you can contact us in the following ways:

In Person: Please approach any of the Committee members directly.

By Hand/Post: Drop a note in an envelope into the office at the school for the attention of the Parents Association.