The St. Gerard’s School Parents’ Association was established on the 10th of November 2005 to provide a forum for the third branch of the School Community – the Parents. The Parents' Association represents Parents in both Junior and Senior School.
The St. Gerard's Parents' Association works with the School Principals and the Board of Directors to encourage effective partnerships between home and school which helps to facilitate a supportive learning environment for pupils.
The Association is affiliated to the National Parents’ Council (Primary School) and the Catholic Schools Parents’ Association, both of which are national umbrella organisations.
Parents are automatically members of the Parents' Association and parents are encouraged to become actively involved in the Parents' Association Committee, which represents their interests.
The Parents' Association is involved in many areas of school life and key roles include:
The Parents' Association is a forum for parents ideas and suggestions and one initiative that was generated from this was the production of a Business Directory for parents' businesses which is regularly updated.
Parents' Association Committee Members are elected each year at the AGM which is held in September/October. The members then elect officers for Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Communications Officer at the first official meeting together. Should new parents wish to know more about the Parents' Association they are invited to contact a committee member or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org