Cáirde Group Presentation of Certificates, Parents’ Council Cheque for New Computer Room.
15th June 2015
Cáirde Group Presentation of Certificates
Having trained for two days as Senior mentors, our Cáirde group of 2014/2015 set to work with enthusiasm last August when the new First Year students arrived in Ard Scoil na nDéise. The Cáirde girls, who are Fifth Year students, helped the new girls settle in and learn about the school, and were there to answer any questions or give advice, particularly in the first few weeks of First Year. In May our Parents’ Council hosted a lunch in Nude Food for the graduating Cáirde group, and each girl received her certificate.
Photographed at Cáirde lunch and presentation of certificates are: (back row, left to right) Principal Mrs Dorothy Hughes, Grace Whelan, Ailín Power, Aoife Foran, Dervla Duhig, Jill Montgomery, Emily Quinn, Ornaith Keane, Meabh Power, Ms Anne Gleeson (Teacher Co-ordinator), Ms Joanne Brosnan (Deputy Principal), (front row, left to right) Holly McGrath, Maggie Hally, Caitríona O’Brien, Michelle Sheehan, Hannah Warren, Jamie Mulcahy, Doireann O’Brien, Doireann O’Keeffe. Shauna Hennessy was absent from the photo.
Parents’ Council present Board of Management with cheque for €20,000 for new Computer Room.
On June 10th the Board of Management of Ard Scoil na nDéise hosted a meal for the members of the Parents’ Council, in appreciation of all the work they do throughout the year for the school. After the meal, Mrs Angela Conway, Chairperson of the Board of Management, thanked the members of the Parents’ Council for all their work, and she paid special tribute to Maura McCarthy and Teresa Daly who both had two daughters in the school and served for many years on the Parents’ Council.
Members of our Parents’ Council, whose work is coordinated by our Deputy Principal Ms Joanne Brosnan, attend all major school functions, from the First Year Welcome Evening through to the Sixth Year Graduation Night, helping out and speaking to parents about the school. They organise our annual Fun Run, in which students themselves help to raise funds for the school, and the Parents’ Council are available for consultation on school policies and traffic management near the school. New members are always welcome, and it is a very good way of getting to know other parents. Many members help out on a regular basis with the bingo which takes place in the Senior Hall on Monday nights throughout the year.
If you would like to come and play bingo you would be supporting your daughter’s school in a very practical way. In the summer, visitors to the town are most welcome to attend, as long as they are at least sixteen years of age.
A cheque for €20,000 was presented to Dorothy Hughes (Principal) by Teresa Daly, outgoing Chairperson of the Parents’ Council and Anne Power, Treasurer. We hope to have the new Computer Room ready for use in August, with 32 student laptops.
Dorothy Hughes (Principal)
Mrs Teresa Daly, Chairperson, and Mrs Anne Power, Treasurer, present a cheque for €20,000 to Mrs Dorothy Hughes, Principal, on the occasion of the Ard Scoil na nDéise Parents’ Council and Board of Management annual meal, attended by members of the Board, the Parents’ Council and the Deputy Principal, Ms Joanne Brosnan.
Mrs Dorothy Hughes, Principal, presents a gift to Mrs Teresa Daly, outgoing Chairperson of the Parents’ Council, on behalf of the Board of Management of Ard Scoil na nDéise, in appreciation of the many years of work that Teresa has done for the benefit of our students.