Maryfield College

Parents Association

Parents have always been encouraged to play a very active part in the life of Maryfield and an active Parents’ Association has existed for many years.   The Association plays an important part in the successful running of the school.  We hold meetings on topics of educational interest to parents and we support the work of the school in many other ways.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To seek to represent the views of parents and guardians.
  • To consult and inform parents regarding school policy and plans.
  • To promote good relations and cooperation between the parents, teachers and pupils.
  • To provide a forum for discussion and consultation on matters of mutual concern to parents, teachers and pupils.
  • To promote the Christian message in the lives of parents, pupils and teachers.
  • To promote the role of parents and guardians as the prime educators of their children.
  • To support and organize activities in support of the school.

 Activities:

The Parents Association have hosted many beneficial Information evenings for parents, dealing with issues such as drug awareness , study skills, and we support the annual ‘Cheese & Wine’ night for the parents of 1st Years.  We have also been involved in supporting music evenings, Art competitions, organised the highly-successful School Clean-up day, 2012, organised funding raising event “Swishing the Rails”.  Assisted with the Transition Year Concert – “Back to the 80’”

The Association have also consulted on the review of some school policies such as the College Code of Conduct.

 Fundraising:

The annual contribution from parents provides the bulk of funding.  If additional funds are needed for the Association’ work, Over the last few years, funds raised by the Parents Association have been allocated to:

  • New Sports kits for Basketball, Athletics and other sports.
  • Goalposts for the Camogie pitch.
  • Various materials and contributions to the Arts, Music and Religion Departments.
  • Study skills.
  • School Clean-up Day.
  • Donations towards the Hope Foundation in Calcutta.
  • Courtyard project.
  • New windows for the School Library.

Membership & Meetings:

All parents / guardians of pupils attending Maryfield College are automatically members of the Parents’ Association.

The annual general meeting of the Association is normally held in October, and at this meeting a Committee is elected each year to co-ordinate the activities of the Parents’ Association.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 19.30 in the School. All parents are welcome to join the Committee.

Two parents also represent the parent body on The Board of Management.

Treasurer: Ms Lilian O’Toole

Chairperson: Mr Ray Kelly

Contact Us:

Do you want to join the Committee, assist at one of our events or simply want more information?

Contact us at:   pa@maryfieldcollege.ie