Parents' Association

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What is the Parents' Association?

The Parents’ Association is the structure through which parents in the school can work together for the best possible education of their children. The Parents’ Association works with the Principal, staff and Board of Management to build an effective partnership between home and school. This relationship is extremely beneficial to the children because, with a positive and active partnership, they will get the best that primary education can offer.

What does the Parents' Association do?

The Parents’ Association:

  • Holds regular meetings in the school

  • Consults with the Principal to organise various fundraising activities throughout the year.

  • Supports numerous events/initiatives throughout the year.

  • Undertakes various projects throughout the year.

  • Can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.

How do I join the Parents' Association?

Once your child is enrolled in Ballycroneen National School, you are automatically a member of the school’s Parents’ Association. Parents are encouraged to attend meetings and the AGM where the election of a committee takes place.

The Committee & Officers

The committee represents the parents of the school. The committee is elected at the AGM by asking for nominations from the floor.

The committee, at its first meeting, will elect its officers. The Officers are made up of a Chairperson, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Training is provided for officers by the National Parents Council (if required)

Current Officers:

Chairperson: Joanne Terry

Secretary: Jean Long

Treasurer: Mary Foley

How can I get involved?

If you feel that you can contribute in any way or you have an idea for a new project, please contact our parents’ association at