Parents Page

Welcome to the Parents/Guardian’s page.

We hope you will find useful articles, links and ideas to support you and your child in school.  The page will be regularly updated and if you require further information or assistance, you can contact Cliona Mohan, the Home School Community Liaison Coordinator.

Links are posted with the most recent one first:

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD: A WEBINAR FOR PARENTS OF POST PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

This webinar will explore how to support and motivate adolescents. It will also identify ways that we can make space for emotions and build connection.

The webinar is facilitated by Nicola Culloty who is a primary educator with twenty years’ experience working with disadvantaged communities. As Home School Community Liaison she formed an authentic and lasting partnership with parents from one of the most deprived areas in Ireland. Nicola completed a Masters in CBT and Full Circle CBT in 2020.


Date: Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Time: 7.00 – 8.00 pm

To book a place go to www.dwec-courses.com


Supporting your Teenager’s Mental Health during the Covid crisis
A free workshop with John Sharry for parents of children aged 13 to 18 years.  
Monday 15th March 2021 (7-8pm online via Zoom)

With the loss of school and the social world that is so important to their development, teenagers have been acutely impacted by the Covid crisis. During this workshop, Professor Sharry will provide some practical principles on how you can cultivate your teenager’s well-being and resilience in the face of these challenges. To book your place, please complete this form

Notice for Parents: To the parents of Transition Year students

Ms Daly will be in contact with all TY students starting this Thursday (11th February)for their Vocational Interviews. These interviews are very important as they will help students decide which Leaving Cert programme they would like to do and which they are better suited for. Student are required to have access to thier REACH account on Careersportal (username and password). Ms Daly will give students their CAT 4 results (cognitive ability test). These results along with their Junior cert results and the feedback from their subject teachers will inform the recommendation for either LC or LCA. 

Ms Daly will set up a TEAMS appointment with each student. The link will be sent to their school email address. If a student cannot make the appointment, they must inform Ms Daly immediately. If they are missing a class, they must inform their teacher before class that they will not be in class as they are attending their Vocational Interview.  

As always thanks you for your help.

Kind regards

Alison Daly

Quarryvale Family Resource Centre offer a wide variety of services to the local area. Click here for details on courses they offer and click here for details on services they offer.

Parents Plus is an organisation that sets out to support parents. They have published a document called ‘Five ways to connect with your children‘ by John Sharry. To have a look just click this link

Social Inclusion Week

Ms Jennifer Gaffney attended the 1C/1D virtual coffee morning this morning Wednesday 11th November and won a €50 voucher for Donovan’s Butchers.  Thank you to all parents who attended. Hopefully, we can do one in person soon. Next week there will be a coffee morning for 1S and 1E.  All attendees’ names will be put in a draw for a voucher.

We are reaching the time of year when parents consider the transfer from Primary to Secondary school. We have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help parents in their decision. Click here to access them.

This is a link to a booklet on self harm in young adults aimed at parents and concerned adults. Click here

A useful series of Webinars designed for parents to help with Maths. Click here to view a link to the Webinars

This is a useful leaflet produced by the Northside Partnership giving advice on how to deal with school refusal at second level. Click here to view it.

This document is provided to help parents and students with the back to school period. Click here to view it