The purpose of the Parents Association is to provide a structure through which the parents or guardians of children attending Ennis National School, can work together for the best possible education of their children. The Parents Association works with the Principal, Staff and Board of Management to build effective partnerships between home and school, thus promoting the interests of the pupils. They undertake a program of activities, in consultation with the school Principal, which promotes the involvement of parents and which supports the pupils, parents and staff. Members are elected to the Parents Association for a minimum of 2 years. Meetings are held on the school premises once a month, during the school year, in the evening. The Parents Association finances it’s activities through fundraising specifically for the work of the Parents Association – most of our fundraising is provided through the tuck shops provided at the quiz nights and discos.
The following are activities that Ennis National School Parents Association manage or help out with throughout the school year: Tea/Coffee Reception for parents of the new Junior Infants Assisting in the Halloween Hobble Assisting with the Halloween Quiz and running a tuck shop on the night Tea/Coffee Reception at the Christmas Concerts Running a tuck shop on the night of the Christmas Disco Organising and managing the annual Flag Day Facilitating the annual Photo Day at the school Organising an Easter Fun Event (in the past this has been a Bingo night or another Quiz) Organising and managing the Communion, Confirmation and Graduation receptions for students and their family Organising commemorative hoodies for the 6th class students Helping to recruit volunteers for the annual Fun day / Sports Day in June. Ordering and paying for the bouncy castles, face painters, dancers etc on the day.
Parents’ Association Committee:
- Claire O’Loughlin – Chairperson
- Laura Ryan – Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marie Keane – Treasurer
- Emer O’Reilly – BOM Representative.
- John O’Connor – BOM Representative.
- Bob Enright – School Representative.
- Nicole Reyna-Meyer
- Ifeoma Ugwueru
- Michelle Summerly
- Elaine Lynch
- Sandra Lopez
- Valerie Chute
- Ailish Browne
- Augustina Preston
- Nicole Kaiser
View most recent news from the Parents Association here