Educate Together schools place a big emphasis on community spirit and on parental involvement. Parental involvement can encompass all aspects of school life from formal structures like the Boards of Management, Parent Teacher Associations and Faith Formation Groups (outside of the school day) through to more hands-on voluntary roles within the school. This might be helping out with school activities, sports or even in the classroom. All parental involvement in school life positively affirms the professional role of the teacher in the classroom and the formal education of the students.
Check back here form an update on the establishment of the school’s PA Committee soon!
The National Parents Council (NPT), the representative organisation for parents of children in primary or early education, has great website – www.npc.ie – which is a great resource for parents and guardians!