What is the Parent Teacher Association?

The purpose of the PTA is to provide a structure through which the parents/guardians of children attending Dublin 7 Educate Together National School can work together for the best possible education and welfare of their children.

The objectives of the Parent Teacher Association will be as follows:

  • To represent the views of parents
  • To promote a positive view of parents through liaison with the Parent Representatives on the Board of Management
  • To develop partnership between the school bodies
  • To inform parents of current changes in the education system, if need be
  • To network with other Parent Associations through involvement with National Parents Council
  • To work as a team and to have a yearly plan
  • To establish a forum through which parents can communicate their opinions and concerns regarding the school, to identify issues and possibly work towards a solution
  • To establish a forum through which parents and teachers can exchange information and research in relation to education/welfare of children.
  • The Parent Association can play their role by:
    • Finding out what information parents would like or need
    • Contributing to the school newsletter
    • Helping the teachers to set up an information meeting for parents of a particular class
    • Bringing Department of Education and Science and National Parents Council circulars or any relevant information to the attention of parents
  • To support parents, teachers and students to ensure that all children are treated in accordance with the ethos of the school.
  • To support teachers, and to work with them in delivering the curriculum
  • To elect a Committee and Sub-committees, e.g. Fundraising Committee, Ethics Committee.
  • To ensure equal participation by all parents
  • To access any training available for parents and staff of the school from other sources
  • To help plan and carry-out programme of activities for the year, in consultation with the Principal and Board of Management and to run activities that involve parents and children
  • To help raise funds for the school and the Parents Association, in consultation with the Principal and Board of Management
  • To keep parents informed about activities planned for the school
  • To influence policy development at school level
  • To influence policy development at national level once affiliated to the National Parents Council.

What is NOT the role of the Parents Association?

  • To get involved in individual complaints
  • Day to day running of the school
  • Curriculum
  • Appointment of teachers
  • Carrying out activities without consultation with Principal and/or Board of Management
  • Portraying the school, its staff, the Board of Management and pupils in a negative manner

If you wish to volunteer for school events, or if you have suggestions or comments on the working of the PTA, please feel free to contact any member of the PTA board or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

If you're on Facebook, please join the D7Parents Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/d7parents/.  (Please note that the Facebook group is run by parents and is not officially connected with the school.)

 

 

What is the Parent Teacher Association?

 

The purpose of the PTA is to provide a structure through which the parents/guardians of children attending Dublin 7 Educate Together National School can work together for the best possible education and welfare of their children.

 

 

The objectives of the Parent Teacher Association will be as follows: 

 

q  To represent the views of parents

q  To promote a positive view of parents through liaison with the Parent Representatives on the Board of Management

q  To develop partnership between the school bodies

q  To inform parents of current changes in the education system, if need be

q  To network with other Parent Associations through involvement with National Parents Council

q  To work as a team and to have a yearly plan

q  To establish a forum through which parents can communicate their opinions and concerns regarding the school, to identify issues and possibly work towards a solution

q  To establish a forum through which parents and teachers can exchange information and research in relation to education/welfare of children.  The Parent Association can play their role by

-  Finding out what information parents would like or need

-  Contributing to the school newsletter

-  Helping the teachers to set up an information meeting for parents of a particular class

-  Bringing Department of Education and Science and National Parents Council circulars or any relevant information to the attention of parents

 

q  To support parents, teachers and students to ensure that all children are treated in accordance with the ethos of the school.

q  To support teachers, and to work with them in delivering the curriculum

q  To elect a Committee and Sub-committees, e.g. Fundraising Committee, Ethics Committee.

q  To ensure equal participation by all parents

q  To access any training available for parents and staff of the school from other sources

q  To help plan and carry-out programme of activities for the year, in consultation with the Principal and Board of Management and to run activities that involve parents and children

q  To help raise funds for the school and the Parents Association, in consultation with the Principal and Board of Management

q  To keep parents informed about activities planned for the school

q  To influence policy development at school level

q  To influence policy development at national level once affiliated to the National Parents Council.

                                                                        

                                                                                  

What is NOT the role of the Parents Association?

 

q  To get involved in individual complaints

q  Day to day running of the school

q  Curriculum

q  Appointment of teachers

q  Carrying out activities without consultation with Principal and/or Board of Management

q  Portraying the school, its staff, the Board of Management and pupils in a negative manner

 

If you wish to volunteer for school events, or if you have suggestions or comments on the working of the PTA, please feel free to contact any member of the PTA board or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.