Parents’ Association

The Education Act 1998 Section 26 – Parents’ Association and commenced by order of the Minister in February 1999 advised that the parents of a recognised school may establish a parents’ association which would promote in an advisory capacity the interests of the pupil in a school in co-operation with the board, Principal, teachers and parents as well as involving parents in a programme of activities within the school.

The Loreto Beaufort Parent Association was officially set up in October 1999. Membership of the Association is open to parents and guardians of pupils attending the school. Each year class has 2 representatives on the committee and he/she remains a member for three years. An AGM takes place in the October of each year.

The association may be contacted by email at

Aims

The aims of the Association are as follows:

  • To deepen the influence of the Christian message in the lives of the children, teachers and pupils of the school.
  • To act in an advisory capacity in promoting the educational and general welfare of the pupils of the school.
  • To inform and consult parents regarding school policy, plans and activities. However the Association will not be involved in matters relating to the internal administration of the school and shall not handle complaints relating to day-to-day affairs including pupils and teachers.
  • To encourage parent participation in school activities.

Activities

The Beaufort Parents’ Association are involved in the following projects:

  • Organising the annual Debs Ball and Festive Night
  • Assisting with the School Enterprise Competition
  • Fund raising for new buildings
  • Act in an advisory capacity on school policy and curriculum
  • Accompany pupils on school trips at home or abroad as the need arises
  • Help with annual school theatrical production
  • Organising a social evening for parents of new first year pupils

Parents’ Association Members

YearRepTerm on Committtee
1st
1st
Sonia Howard-Lehane
Neil Hoey
Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2023
Sept. 2020 - Sept 2023
2nd
2nd
Jane Fitzhenry
June Brown
Sept. 2019 - Sept 2022
Sept. 2019 - Sept 2022
3rd
3rd
Una Gibbons
Donna Walsh
Sept. 2018 - Sept 2021
Sept. 2018 - Sept 2021
4th
4th
Deirdre McDonnell
Ciaran O'Brien
Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2023
Sept. 2020 - Sept 2023
5th
5th
Gemma Fitzsimmons
Kathryn McAree
Sept. 2019 - Sept. 2022
Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2022
6th
6th
Fiona Budds
Sue Foran
Sept. 2018 - Sept 2021
Sept. 2018 - Sept 2021
Principal
Teachers' Rep.
Aoife Kavanagh
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