Parents Association 2018-2019

Who are the Parent's Association in our College?

Chairperson : Linda White   Secretary: Steve Peet /  Mags McCarthy       

Treasurer: Sean Kenneally

Committee Members: Mary Kenneally, Mark Kirby, Colm Murnane, Mary Murphy & Mary Hall.     

Clonakilty Community College Parents Association:

What we did in 2017- 2018 . . . 

The Parents Association of Clonakilty Community College has held two fundraising events to date in 2017-2018, a Church Gate Collection  on the 16th & 17th of December at both Clonakilty & Dararra Churches.  A bag packing day was held at Dunnes Stores on the 23rd of February & the Parents Association wish to sincerely thank all parents and Transition Year students who helped on those occasions.  Finally, in September, the association funded the “Induction Booklets” for all 1st Year students, which is hoped eased their transition into secondary school!

 A survey was conducted by the Parents Association at parent/teacher meetings during the year.  This survey was given to parents with the purpose of trying to gain an insight into what they understood to be the function of the Parents Association, and to identify tasks that they would like the association engaging in, into the future. We would like to thank all those parents who took the time to participate in the survey, as it provides an indication into the future of what parents’ needs are, and how the association might be able to facilitate them.

A talk in conjunction with SHSS Parents Association was held on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel.  The topic covered was “Cyber Bullying” and was given by Stephen Lombard.

A second talk, also in conjunction with SHSS Parents Association was held on Monday 30th April at 7.30pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel.  This topic covered “Alcohol Misuse by Teenagers” and was given by Garda Liam Ryan, Garda Don Davis – Community Liaison Officer, & Dr Jason Van Der Velde.

 We thank all parents who supported the Parent's Association during 2017-2018 and look forward to working with you again next year.

Clonakilty Community College Parents Association Constitution:

This body shall be known as Clonakilty Community College Parents' Association. Membership shall be confined to Parents/Guardians of pupils attending the school.Election of Committee members shall take place annually at the Annual General Meeting of all parents, to be held each September/October. The Committee members shall be elected on an area basis from each area catered for in the school and shall attend meetings regularly. The number of members may vary from time to time in order to give adequate representation. In such cases new members shall be co-opted to the committee. The Committee shall elect its own officers, consisting of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer and/or Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer. Co-options to the committee shall be:

1. The school Principal
2. An option of a member of the teaching staff as non-voting members.

At least 4 committee meetings shall be held during the school year. Such meetings will be opened with: The reading of the minutes of the last meeting , Treasurers report and  Business of the meeting.

An extraordinary meeting of all parents may be called on a majority decision of the committee or at the written request of at least twenty parents. Amendments to the Constitution may be made at a General meeting of parents provided they are passed by a two third majority.

The Association shall not have the power to deal with complaints against members of the school staff or Principal (such complaints should be taken directly to the Principal by the parents concerned.) and shall not interfere with the purely professional aspects of the school administration and work.

The aims of the Parent's Association shall include:

• The promotion of the educational and general welfare and social interests of the pupils of the school.
• Helping in any way it can, the pupils and staff of the school.
• Vindicating the right of parents to consultation and information on government educational policy.
• Acting as an advisory body, representing the views of parents on school policies and activities.
• Helping to make school life more complete by organising various activities.
• The committee shall not directly concern itself with fund-raising activities, unless that fund raising is secondary to a project enhancing facilities, equipment or services offered by the school for the benefit of the students/teachers/management.
• Two committee members should be present for counting of money.
October 2015