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Parental Partnership

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Parental Partnership

Drumragh Integrated College encourages parents’ involvement at various levels of college life. Students learn and progress most effectively when they are supported by a strong home-college partnership.

All parents are strongly encouraged to play an active role in the Parents’ Council. The role of this group is wide and varied:

  • Organising social events for parents, students and the local community;
  • Fund-raising;
  • Discussing some of the college’s policies and practices;
  • Helping with extra-curricular activities;
  • Assisting with special occasions within the college;
  • Exploring ways of making students’ lives better.

The Parents’ Council meets approximately once a month to organise and discuss fund-raising events through the year. In addition the group raises questions and offers suggestions that may help students to enjoy their educational experiences further. The Principal usually attends the monthly meetings and this creates a forum for open and useful communication. The Parents’ Council has raised funds for a variety of causes including providing the college with a minibus, music technology and ICT equipment. All parents are welcome to attend and participate in the group’s activities.

Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their son’s or daughter’s education. Ten ways in which they can do this are by:

1. Seeing that their children attend the college fully and
2. Taking an active interest in their children’s school work and
homework, including by checking the Student Planner regularly.
3. Using the Student Planner as a form of communication between home and college.
4. Ensuring that their children take care in their uniform and appearance.
5. Encouraging their children to show respect for parents, teachers
and other students.
6. Notifying the college promptly of reasons for all absences.
7. Contacting the college immediately with changes of contact information, especially telephone numbers.
8. Letting staff know of particular needs or difficulties their children are experiencing.
9. Regular attendance at college functions and parent-teacher consultation meetings.
10. Participating in college fund-raising initiatives and events.

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