I can honestly say it has certainly been my privilege to be a member of the PC allowing me to have a greater understanding of the workings of the school its future for our children. The staff of St Luke’s High School help all the pupils to achieve the best they can no matter what, not just high achievers and that the school has a beautiful ethos. To be a member of St Luke’s Parent Council is worthwhile because it give us as parents an opportunity to be there for the pupils of the school, supporting them and the staff in many different ways. As well as being a parent voice it gives you the opportunity to help, and shape the school in a strategic direction this is achieved through discussion, improvements and consultations. An example of an initiative that was supported and discussed by the Parent Council was around PEF funding, from this a Family Cook school was developed which has proved a great success and is ongoing.
St Luke the Evangelist award was shaped with the help of the Parent Council. It provides an opportunity for S3 pupils to undertake a variety of volunteering and community activities both in school and out with and to bear witness to their faith in a variety of ways. The Parent council felt that introducing this award would bridge the gap between pupils achieving their Pope Francis Faith award in P7 and working towards their Caritas Award in S6.
There are 6 meetings of the PC per school year
Agenda items to be discussed are brought to the meetings from staff, pupils or parents and everyone’s views are heard and taken into consideration. We also help fundraise to allow the school a wish list in these times of economic pressure. Staff, pupils and parents are invited to help out at the Christmas Fair allowing the pupils to show off their enterprise skills as well as their musical talents. Our Ladies night was equally a great success.
If you have any questions or would like to attend any of our meetings please do not hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Byrne – Chair of St Luke’s Parent Council