Thursday, 5 May 2016

Homework Survey

Dear NPC Contacts,
We are surveying children, parents and teachers on the issue of Homework.

We would really appreciate it if you could complete this Parents’ Homework survey by clicking here. Please complete a separate survey for each child.

We will also send you separate email with a link to the Children's Homework Survey, it would be great if you could ask your child/children to complete this survey or help them to complete the survey.

 This will give us a great insight into the whole area. We will present the results of this survey at our Annual Conference at the end of May 2016 and the results will also be available on our website
 Please complete this survey so that we get an accurate view of parents' opinions.

All three surveys will close at midnight on the 22nd of May 2016


We would really appreciate it if you could ask your child/children to complete the Children’s Homework Survey.

We really want to know what your children think about Homework.    

The surveys are anonymous therefore the children can give their true views.

It would be great if you could help them complete the survey, if they need your help that is! Click here for the survey

This survey and the other two will close at midnight on the 22nd of May 2016.

Please pass the Children’s Homework Survey link on to parents of children in your child’s school and to any primary school children who might be interested in giving us their views.

Many thanks
Michelle Davern
National Parents Council Primary

May Parent's association meeting tonight

Hi All
Our monthly Parents Association meeting will take place in the school tonight (Thurs 05/05) at 8 pm.
I look forward to see you all.
Kind regards

Monday, 14 March 2016

Parents Views - Tusla Research Needs Survey‏

The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway are currently involved in a research project for Tusla Irelands dedicated Child and Family Agency. This research is exploring the research needs of Tusla now and into the future. The main purpose of the study is to enable Tusla to plan their research priorities over the next number of years.
In order to gain a total understanding of what those priorities should be, we would like to include the views of parents in this research. Specifically we would like to find out what parents believe are major concerns affecting families in Ireland.
Taking part is voluntary, but your answers will greatly help us to find out about issues facing youth in Ireland today and will help inform Tusla of issues requiring possible research in the future.
This is an anonymous survey and the reporting of the information provided will respect the anonymity of all participants.
Click this link to take part in the survey
To find out more about the research, the research coordinator in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway is Dr Rosemary Crosse, who can be contacted on 091495791 or by email:

Friday, 15 January 2016

Help needed on Sunday.

The annual 5K fun run in aid of the school will be held this Sunday at 12:30am. 

As always the Parents association will be helping out with refreshments on the day.  We expect 200+ participants so we need help to serve all these people.  If you can help please do.  In particular we need:
- People to bake scones. Scones have become sort of the trademark of this fun run and we want to continue this. If you can bake some and drop them into the hall on Sunday from 10:30am that would be a huge help.

- People to help serve the food. We will have 200+ people descend on us over a very brief period. It is a lot of work to make sure they all get fed and have tea/coffee.  If you can help out for an hour over this period please come along.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Annual 5K fundraising road race

The annual 5K road race is on this Sunday. As in past years the Parents Association will be providing refreshments for the runners and walkers. If you can help in any way please do but in particular if you can bake some scones that would be really appreciated as these have been a big hit with the runners in the past.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Parents Association AGM this Thursday.

Just a reminder that we will be holding the AGM of the Parents Association this Thursday 12th November at 8pm in the school.

This is our second attempt to hold the AGM as the attempt in October was very poorly attended. We really need your support at this meeting. The Parents Association is there to support parents but without the participation of parents the association itself can't function.

1. Welcome & Apologies,
2. Minutes from last meeting.
3. Chair's report
4. Secretary's report.
5. Treasurer's report.
6. Update by Principal Claire Moloney.
7. Election of Officers.
8. Plans for Christmas (Santa & Market Stall)
9. AOB

Some other issues:
The school will be holding a Christmas Market in early December. As part of our fundraising for the year, and to support the school, it was agreed at the last meeting that we would take a stall. Please start to think about anything you could donate to help the stall. As usual baked goods will be gratefully accepted but if anyone is good at crafts and can make something to be sold at the stall that would also be appreciated.

Finally as you may be aware the school is in the process of selecting a new Board of Management. An election will be held for two parents reps on the BOM, one male and one female. As discussed at the last meeting it is important that the Parents Association is represented on the board and that the parents reps on the BOM should in turn attend the Parents Association. This gives a formal process for the concerns of parents to be raised with the board (through the parents association and on to the BOM) and it also more closely links the school with the parents association so we can work together on things like fundraising etc.

Accordingly I have put myself forward for male parent position on the board of management. Eilish Fenton is also running for the female parent on the BOM. If elected to the board I will continue to attend Parents Association meetings and work to build the link between the BOM and the parents. I haven't seen the list of candidates but if anyone else from the Parents Association is running I will post their details here. Voting forms will be sent home from the school in the next few days. Hopefully at least one active member of the Parents Association will be elected to represent the parents of the school on the BOM.

Thanks & Regards,
Colm Flynn

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A note from Scoil Mhuire Parents Association

A note from Scoil Mhuire Parents Association

All parents have an important role to play in ensuring their child’s years in school are a positive time in their lives. We want to help. The parents association is your association.
During the year 2014/2015 with the school staff, we the parents ran, organised and fundraised for the following:

         Tea/coffee welcome for parents of all new entrants.
           Provided all the food and refreshments after the annual Fun Run.
         Organised and funded the annual Sports Day for the kids.
         Purchased a wind sculpture to remember the 6th class students.
         Helped the school run events such as grandparents’ day and the official opening of the school garden.
         Held a craft & bake sale at the Christmas Concerts.
         Brought an expert guest speaker to speak about bullying.

Without the funds to buy things, parents to help and a parents association to organise these events, they will not happen. We think these activities are important and we hope you agree.  So we need some feedback from you.
Our next meeting is on Thursday November 12th at 8pm in the school please come along and share your voice.

Scoil Mhuire Parents Association Parents Survey 2015

We have sent a survey to all parents. If you didn't get it or if you would prefer to answer on e-mail please complete the below and e-mail it to
Do you want the parents association events to continue?                       Yes      No

Do you want to be informed of these events?                                         Yes     No

If yes please add your details so we can keep in touch.

Name of Parent:____________________________

Name of child/children and class/classes:____________________________

Mobile Telephone number:____________________________

Email address (if you have one):____________________________

Please let us know your opinion about the type of events we run. We are delighted to have people help us in any way they can.

Sporting events e.g School sports day:

Do you think this is important?                     Yes            No

Would you be willing to contribute some time to running such events?    Yes      No

Social Events e.g welcome for new parents in the school

Do you think this is important?                 Yes            No

Would you be willing to contribute some time to running such events?    Yes      No

Fundraising for parent association activities.

Do you think this is important?                  Yes            No

Would you be willing to contribute some time to running such events?    Yes      No

Fundraising for school equipment:

Do you think this is important?                   Yes            No

Would you be willing to contribute some time to running such events?    Yes      No

If there are any issues that cause you concern or you have a particular topic you would like a guest speaker to speak on, make a note here: