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Parents Association

The Parents Room & Activities

Encouraging & Educating

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Support for


A special feature of our school is the involvement of parents in school activities. Areas of parental involvement include:- arts and crafts, Maths for Fun, computers, Christmas Cake Sale/Funday, listening to reading, making costumes for concerts, accompanying children to church and many more day to day activities. Courses are organised for Parents by the Home/School Liaison Teacher: Ms. Brona Clancy- Phone 087 7544140. Watch out for letters and posters on school notice boards and doors. Visitation of homes is conducted by the Home/School Liaison Teacher. Come to the Parents Room at any time for a chat and a ‘cuppa’. There is an active Parent’s Council in the school. They are wonderful to fundraise and also organise the children’s Christmas Toy & Cake Sale. They also play an important role in endorsing school policy.

A message to the parents association

Hello to all parents of  Our Lady of Mercy SNS.  We, as the combined Parents Council, welcome this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and going forward, we will give brief updates on our activities, one of which is fundraising.

The Parents Councils’ fundraising contributes to the varied needs of the schools. We will keep you updated about future fundraisers.  New members and ideas are always welcome.  

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Túsla School Attendance Campaign

Our school has registered for the Tusla national attendance campaign Every School Day Counts, which will run for the month of November. This campaign focuses on improving attendance to ensure children get the most out of their time in education

Tips on How Parents Can Help Make Every School Day Count:

  • Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings, so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.
  • Make sure your child attends school regularly and follows the school rules.
  • Ensure your child arrives at school on time – not late.
  • Arrange dental and medical appointments outside school hours when possible.
  • Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness – this should be followed up with a written note when your child returns to school.
  • Take truancy seriously – if your child is not attending school as you expect they may be putting themselves at risk – Who are they with? What are they doing?
  • Take family holidays outside term time.
  • Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homework).
  • Attend parent evenings and school events.
  • Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school.
  • Always support school staff in controlling difficult or challenging behaviour.
  • Discuss any problems or difficulties with the school – staff are there to help and will be supportive.
Please see Tusla for additional information