My name is Sonia Francis, and I am Chairperson of Donabate Community College Parents’ Council.
Our two other officers are Amanda Doyle (Treasurer) and Lorraine Halpin (Secretary).
We are an integral link between your home and our school. We are the structure through which parents can work together with the school to provide the best possible school journey for our children.
We work alongside the Principal and Deputy Principals, teachers, staff, Board of Management, and the Student Council to build an effective partnership between home and school.
The Deputy Principals alternate attending our monthly Parents’ Council meetings providing updates on educational activities and school developments. We meet each month on a Wednesday evening at 7pm in the school.
Our AGM is held every year around end of Feb/March. In advance of the AGM, we canvas for and elect new committee members. As post primary school is a much different dynamic to primary school, it is a great way to meet other parents and to get involved in the school community.
We are contactable by emailing email@example.com or contacting any committee member.
Our main role in the school is.
Being the voice of parents in conversations with school management and staff.
Discussion/interaction and providing feedback on the drafting of policies.
Fundraising Events, such as our annual Table Quiz where all proceeds go to a specific school project.
We have two parent representatives on the school Board of Management, one male and one female.
Organise the Parents’ Council AGM with a guest speaker on topics relevant to parents of teenage children.
Facilitating events hospitality in the school – 6th year graduation, 1st year Breakfast Morning, Open Night.
Committee Members 2023/2024
Sonia Francis (Chairperson and Parent Rep on the BOM)
Lorraine Halpin (Secretary)
Amanda Doyle (Treasurer)
John Holohan (Parent Rep on the BOM)