Parents Council Meeting Dates

"The Parents Council meets at 7:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.  Should you have any item you wished added to the Agenda please feel free to email to

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Parents Council Contact Details

P.R.O.: Natalia Yadav
Treasurer: Anke Halmschlag
Secretary: Trudy Brace
Chairperson: Carmel Power

Council Members
Matt Power - Acting Principal
Karyn Bowles - Principals Rep.  
Joe Burke Rep - BOM
Oonagh Ruddle Rep - BOM  


Breda O'Dwyer
Maria Georgiou
Maria Bridgeman
Josephine Kennedy
David McNamara
Mairead Leonard
Patricia Patterson
Natalia Yadav
Mariam Sheehan
Paula Costello
Carmel Power
Anke Halmschlag
Warren Smith

Role of the Parents Council

All parents and guardians of Colaiste Chiarain pupils are automatically members of the Parents Association. An AGM of the Association is held at the beginning of each school year to elect the Parents Council. Parent Council members have to seek election/re-elected each year.  The parent nominees to the Board of Management are also elected at the Association AGM, but these individuals remain in place for the duration of a Board of Management term, usually a period of four years.

The aim of the parents’ council is to act as a conduit between the parents/teaching staff and Board of Management. It is the responsibility of the parents’ council to support and initiate, where appropriate, activities which advance the aims and objectives of the School, ensuring that such activities will not interfere with the process of management of the School. The Council aim to provide a forum, where Parents, can discuss their mutual concerns as they arise regarding the education and welfare of their children. The Parents Council will meet monthly during the school calendar year (September – June). Another important role for the Council is enhancing a great working relationship between the school and local communities.

The Parents’ Council play a vital role in fundraising for various school needs/events as they arise. This would be impossible without the support you the parents, the school and the wider local community.

The Parents Council will promote the ethos of the School so that all can advance in a spirit of partnership and inclusion to the benefit of pupils, parents, teachers and the community.

The Council will not be a forum for complaints against either teachers or parents. Complaints should be dealt with through private discussion between pupils, parents and teachers.

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