On November the 4th the PA AGM will be held in school at 19:00. As well as the normal Parent’s Association agenda we will be seeking parent nominations for the Board of Management 2019-2023. We will be seeking a female parent nominee and male parent nominee. These nominees must be from different families.
Boards of management of primary schools are appointed for a four year term. The term of office for new boards of management is from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2023.The Board manages the school on behalf of the Bishop of Cork & Ross and is accountable to the Bishop of Cork & Ross and the Minister. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school, and is accountable for that management. All boards of management of primary schools assuming office from 1 December 2019 on wards are required to adhere to the provisions of the Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019 –2023. It is acknowledged that the most effective Boards also have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities and ensure that these are fulfilled. Training for Boards play an important role in this regard. Board members will be required to avail of the training that is provided, including training provided by the Diocesan House for Cork & Ross. The Board adopts a child-centred approach to all of its work. It has regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community. The Board upholds the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the Bishop of Cork & Ross for so doing.