H.S.D. Parents' Association


Welcome to your Parents Association Portal

Dates for your diary

Friday 24th March at 4pm

TheMindfulness in schools program will recommence on Friday 24th of March, in the dining room at 4pm. All students are welcome.

Thursday 30th March at 6pm to 7.20pm, in the Library

We invite parents to come along and participate in the "bring a book, Buy a book" campaign, as part of the school-wide Well-read Initiative, whereby parents could drop into the library and donate a book and/or maybe buy a book for €2. This is the night of the junior play, which starts at 7.30pm, so parents planning to attend are more than welcome to come along a little earlier to support this initiative. All parents are welcome, of course, even if not attending the junior play.

All funds raised aim to provide summer supports for children with intellectual disabilities.

See more at www.bringabookbuyabook.ie

Monday 3rd April at 8pm 

Parents evening / talk with Dr John Sharry "Helping your Children Make Good Choices about Alcohol, Drugs and Sex'

Dr John Sharry is a social worker and family psychotherapist  with over 25 years experience as a child  and adolescent mental health professional. He is co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes, and the best selling author of fourteen  positive psychology and self-help book for families including Positive Parenting, and Counselling Children Adolescents and Families. His practice website is  www.solutiontalk.ie

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The association at a glance

The primary goal of the Association is to represent the interests of you as parents/guardians of children at the school and to promote good relationships between parents/guardians and the school. The Association is represented at every level across the management of the school. 
The President, Arthur Barlow and Secretary, NIgel Donovan are the Parent Representatives on the Board of Governors and the Management Committee of the school. 
With members of the general committee also on each of the Board sub-committees – Education (Beverley Maxwell), Sport (Vincent Landy), Finance (Evelyn Foley), and Grounds/Property (Steve Wilson) – the parents association is consulted on the development of all major new policies at the school.