Congratulations! As a parent / guardian of a pupil in Old Bawn Community School you are automatically a member of the Parents’ Association.
The people currently involved in the running of the association would be delighted to welcome all new members to bring new ideas and experience to an already active group of people working together for the best possible education for their children.
The Parent Association works with the Principal, Staff and the Board of Management to build effective partnership between home and school. It has been shown that the better the quality of the relationship between home and school, the more likely children are to do well and be happy, and similarly, teachers can do a better job when they are supported by and work closely with parents.
The Parents’ Association meet once a month at in Old Bawn Community School. The meeting generally last one hour.
There are many opportunities to volunteer in simple yet valuable ways. Parent involvement from the beginning will help make new friends, become familiar with the OBCS faculty and administration, gain a deeper understanding of the school’s educational goals, and have a clearer picture of your child’s experience.
The Parents’ Association make an annual contribution towards this essential service which is run in the school.
Sponsorship for the “Young Scientist of the Year” Competition:
In previous years we have part sponsored entrants for the Young Scientist Exhibition Competition.
We are looking to continue this sponsorship this year.
Scholarships for Language Courses
We fund an annual draw for language scholarships for students to use on the language course of their choice,
contact the Language teachers in the school for details of colleges and literature available.
Annual Talent Show
We run a “ Shop” at the show during interval: Drinks ,bars and crisps are available .We supply ,free of charge , beverages and drinks to the participants of the Talent Show, Stage hands, and all Security Staff. We present all the competitors with a “Memento” pen in thanks for their participation in the show and we also contribute to the funding of the live band that perform at each performance.
We assist students elected to the Debs Committee to organise the date, venue, and financial issues for this important evening.
Presentation to 6th Year Students on Graduation
A presentation of a Pen as a keepsake to the students who have completed their studies with Old Bawn Community School is held annually
The above is just a “sample” of the works of the Parents Association. As you can appreciate, all of the above requires funding and cooperation from Parents/Guardians. We would appreciate your assistance and hope to see you soon at our next meeting.
The Parents’ Association can be contacted through the our Facebook page Oldbawn Community School Parents Association, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school office at 01-4520566
Parents’ Association Committee Members
Pat Cowley – Chair
Michelle Farrell – Vice Chair
Sinead Leigh – Secretary
Jennifer Keane – Vice Secretary
Deborah Hegarty – Treasurer
Jennifer Webb – Vice Treasurer