How to get involved
You can be involved in number of ways and in this section we will show you just a few of the possibilities
Get Involved in Schools
If you would like to volunteer in a particular school, please contact the Principal or Chairperson of the Board of Management of that school.
Getting Involved in Your Child's Education
Research has shown that students benefit from parent involvement in many ways:
- Better grades
- Better attendance
- Higher graduation rates
- Better self-esteem
- Less drug and alcohol use
- Less violent behavior
Parents whose kids do well in school support them by:
- Having a regular, daily routine, which would ideally include:
- A time and place to study
- Household chores and responsibilities
- Getting to bed on time and getting a good night’s sleep
- Family dinners.
- Keeping tabs on kids’ after-school activities and making sure they are supervised.
- Showing your kids you value learning, self-discipline, and hard work.
- Setting realistic, but high goals and standards for your child.
- Encouraging progress in school by showing interest in your child’s schoolwork, helping with homework, and staying in touch with teachers
- Guiding TV viewing, reading aloud, taking trips, having books around the house and doing other activities to stimulate your child’s mind.
- Going to the school regularly, so your child will view home and school as being connected, and will view school as an important part of the family’s life.