Our Parents'  Association

Rathlee National School’s Parents’ Association is affiliated to the National Parents Council for many
years. In the event of a whole school evaluation the Inspectorate will meet with the Committee.
Parents’ Associations provide most valuable assistance and support to school management, staff and
students. As the Parents Association operates solely for the school, its activities are the responsibility
of the Board of Management (BOM). Our Parents’ Association is very active and over the years has
provided resources which go directly to enhancing our children’s daily experience by providing funds
to purchase much needed items.

This year, the annual Halloween Draw, organized by the Parents’ Association will take place on
Friday, October 22 nd at Rathlee National School and it is a significant fund-raiser for the school.
They are also organizing a “Carved/Decorated Pumpkin Competition” to be held in the school this
year. The children bring in their pumpkins on Thursday 21 st where they will be displayed on the
school yard wall. Fun prizes for the best pumpkins.

Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher
levels when parents and teachers work together. The support and involvement of the parents is
welcomed and valued at Rathlee N.S.

Committee Members

Lorraine Gilroy
Dianne Kenny Coles
Ericka Allen
Fiona Gannon