Parents Council

St. Joseph of Cluny Parent’s Council aims to promote and contribute to the educational and general welfare of pupils in the school in cooperation with the Board of Management, the Principal, Deputy Principal, teachers and students of the school to enhance the educational development and educational opportunities of their children/guardians. It is a resource at the disposal of the school community and of the individual parent. It represents the views of parents, e.g. by having an input into school policies. Our current Chair is Catherine Meehan-Doyle and our Treasurer is Deirdre Heffernan.

Membership of the Parents’ Council

All parents and guardians of children attending St Joseph of Cluny are members of the Parent Council. If you would like to take part in the Council, please email

Objectives of The St Joseph of Cluny Parent’s Council

  • To act as a conduit between the parents and the school.
  • To inform parents and guardians of their role (rights and responsibilities) regarding the school.
  • To inform parents and guardians about their school: policies, curriculum, system of governance (Board of Management, etc.)
  • To encourage dialogue with the Board of Management and other partners relating to parents and guardians' expectations for their students.
  • To ensure that parents and guardians are represented at all levels in the consultative process of school development planning and decision-making.
  • To help parents and guardians acquire the necessary skills which their role demands.

The St Joseph of Cluny Parents Council collaborate with the Principal and the Board of Management on major school issues and fosters social and recreational activities amongst parents/guardians and pupils in the school.

The Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held once a year. Parents and guardians are given adequate notice (minimum of 14 days before the AGM) and are invited to attend. An invitation is also extended to the Principal and Deputy Principal.

A copy of the agenda accompanies the invitation. The AGM is usually held in September or October.

Committee members are elected at the AGM. It is made up of parents from each year.

Meetings of the Parent’s Council

The St Joseph of Cluny Parent’s Council holds monthly meetings during the school term. Each meeting is attended by our Principal and/or Deputy Principal. The committee meet with the BOM twice a year. All parents are encouraged to become involved in the life of the school community as much as possible.

It is supported by a host of volunteers who assist in the running of many events throughout the school year. Joining the event volunteers is a great way of being involved in school life for those who have limited time or who wish to help in a less formal way. We are always looking for either committee members or help at events. The PC is affiliated to the National Parents Council Post Primary. You can contact the Parents Council via this email address:

The St Joseph of Cluny Parent's Council acknowledges that the educational, technical and professional aspects of education belong to the teachers and the school.

Practical ways the St Joseph of Cluny Parent’s Council co-operates and supports the work done by the St Joseph of Cluny teachers

  • Guest speaker events and topical talks of relevance to parents and pupils
  • Sports Day
  • Careers evening

Organising events for St Joseph of Cluny parents

  • Parent Hub for Open Evening
  • AGM - September
  • Debs Reception – September
  • Carol Service - December
  • TY musical
  • 6th Year Fundraising events
  • Graduation lunch
  • Open Evening,
  • Prize-giving,
  • Guest speaker events and topical talks of relevance
  • School and Department of Education policy reviews
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TY Summer Exams
24 2024
5th Year Summer Exams
27 2024
1st & 2nd Year Summer Exams
28 2024
TY End of Year Trip for Transition Year Students
St Joseph of Cluny,
Ballinclea Road,
Co. Dublin,
A96 DK13

01 2855027

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