To our Parents/Guardians

A warm welcome is extended to the parents and guardians of students in John the Baptist Community School, past and present. The family, as the primary educator, through its commitment to the values of the school, shares the responsibility for the students’ education. Parents and guardians play a key role in the life of the community in the school and we welcome volunteers from the parent body to partake in the many activities which take place during the academic year.

The Parents’ Association of John the Baptist C.S.

The Parents’ Association is a vital element of life at John the Baptist Community School, ensuring full parental involvement and partnership in the education of our students. Parents from many years are represented on the Parents Association. The school acknowledges and thanks the Parents Association for all their work and their contribution to the development of the school as a whole.

A new Parents’ Association will be elected in September 2016.

What Do We Do?

  • Committee meet regularly with school management.

  • Variety of topics discussed and advised, feedback from parents to school & vice versa

  • Provide input into the development of school policies and guidance documents

  • Committee give & receive feedback from Board of Management meetings (two representatives from the Parents Association sit on the Board)

  • Assist with the organisation of events and activities within the school throughout the year

  • Organise an annual educational orientated event for all parents on an annual basis.

  • Take responsibility for the organisation and running of the annual Debs evening in partnership with the student group.

  • Look at initiatives relating to purchase of School Books such as exam papers, which result in significant savings for families

  • Web-texts

  • Sponsorship of Creativity Award to recognise creative excellence in the field of Art or Music.

Some key information about our Parents’ Association:

  • All Parents or Legal Guardian of students attending John the Baptist Community School are automatically a Member of the Association.

  • An Executive Committee, shall be elected every 3 years by the members. Currently there are 27 committee members

  • Affiliation to  PACCS –  “Parents Association of Community Schools” The Committee are obliged to meet each month from September to June inclusive

  • Two committee members are nominated as the Parent’s Representatives to the Board of Management

  • The Annual General Meeting must be held during the first term of each year

  • Summary of Objectives of Parents Association:

    • Advancement of moral, mental social culture well being & education of the students

    • Fostering of good relations between the parents, teachers, students & school authorities

    • Election of Parent Representative to the Board of Management from the executive committee

Annual Events

  • The Parents’ Association support the school in the running of annual Transition Year show, Presentation and Award Nights – the Parents Council is instrumental in the running and organisation of the school’s Awards night and our various graduation
    ceremonies.

  • End of Year Book & Uniform Sale – every year, the Parents Association offer an opportunity for parents and students to gather and sell school materials they may not need any more, or indeed pick up vital school materials for the year ahead. This can
    greatly aid the cost of the return to school or help to recuperate some finances.

  • Debs ball – the Debs Ball is entirely organised by the Parents’ Association, in conjunction with a student committee and in consultation with the school. This is a wonderful event that marks the end of students’ time in the school. This
    would not be possible with the hard work and dedication of the Parents Association.