Parents/Guardians are the primary educators of their children. Here in Loreto Balbriggan we value co-operation and regular contact with parents. We have an active Parents’ Association that meets regularly throughout the year. The association provides that crucial link between parents and the school giving members the opportunity to keep abreast of school activities and developments. Membership is open to all parents/guardians. The Parents ‘Association is the parent consultative body on the development of new policies and participates in fundraising activities which enhance the teaching and learning of the students.
A report on Board of Management meetings is also circulated and members of the association also attend nationally organised Loreto events. The principal and deputy principal responsible for community links attend each meeting. There is usually a presentation by an invited speaker on some aspect of school life and development. Early in each academic year, the Parents’ Association holds their A.G.M., to which all parents are invited. At this meeting all parents are encouraged to join the parents’ association. We strongly encourage parents to get actively involved in the life of the school and the Parents’ Association gives a great opportunity to do so. Alternatively, you can contact the school directly if you are interested in becoming a member of our Parents association.
This year’s speaker was Sinead McGrath, a qualified midwife and sexual health nurse in DCU. Sinead was also a member of the NUIG Dept of Psychology team which developed the ‘Active Consent’ programme. The topic of the talk will be ‘Relationships, Sexual Health Education and Wellbeing of Young People’.There was a Q&A session after the talk.
John Doran author of ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ gave a very interesting and uplifting presentation on wellbeing. John is a teacher and guidance counsellor for over 20 years. He is passionate about the power of education and has devised programmes for teenagers that enhance their wellbeing and gives them the confidence to face the future.
Supporting your daughter with her studies
Principals report to the parents association Annual General Meeting, November 2020