The Parent Forum:
As a parent of a child at this school you are automatically a member of the Parent Forum. The Parent Forum is composed of all the parents and carers of children at the school.
As a member of the Parent Forum you can expect to:
- get information about what your child is learning
- get information about events and activities at the school
- get advice/help on how you can support your child’s learning
- be told about opportunities to be involved in the school
- have a say in selecting a Parent Council to work on behalf of all parents at the school
- be invited to identify issues for the Parent Council to work on with the school.
Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School Parent Council is made up of 20 parent members, one church representative and one co-opted member. The head teacher is the professional adviser to the Parent Council.
Vice Chair: Mr Ian Munro
Clerk: Mr Stephen Massetti
Treasurer: Mrs Mary Frances Verrecchia
Church Representative: Mrs Julie McMahon
Nursery Representative: Mrs Mary Frances Verrecchia
Staff Representative: Mrs Brenda McCoy (PT)
The Parent Council’s rights and duties include:
(a) supporting the work of the school;
(b) representing the views of parents;
(c) consulting with parents and reporting back to the Parent Forum on matters of
(d) promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of nursery
education and the wider community;
(f) taking part in the selection of senior promoted staff;
(g) receiving reports from the head teacher and education authority; and
(h) receiving an annual budget for administration, training and other expenses
(i) improving home school partnership and facilitating parental involvement
Members of Parent Councils, on a voluntary basis, may also have an advisory role in decisions on placing requests by parents in respect of those situations where the number of placing requests for a particular school or for a particular stage in a particular school exceeds the number of places available.
If you would like to contact any member of the Parent Council, you can e-mail them at:
Meetings of the Parent Council are open to members of the public and dates/times are published on our school website and on our newsletters. Mrs Shields, Head Teacher has a right and duty to attend all meetings of the Parent Council. Below is a copy of our Parent Council Constitution.