H.S.D. Parents Association
Welcome to the Parents Association Portal
Following the AGM on Monday 23rd September 2019, the PA committee and associated responsibilities for the 2019-2020 school year, is as follows.
| PA Role || PA Member ||PA Activity|
| Chair|| Nigel Donovan|
Regular connection with school Principal
Own inbound email review
| Vice Chair|| Evelyn Foley||Attend board meetings & backup for Chair|
| Secretary|| Gavin O' Duffy||PA rhythm of business & cadence of meeting minutes|
| Treasurer|| Evelyn Foley||Financial overview and fund management|
|Student Council Rep|| Elaine Costello||Student Council interface (meets every 2nd Weds)|
| Compass Rep|| Lindas O'Connor||Regular connection with Compass group to ensure awareness & information flow across HSD parents|
| Events Reps || Birgitta Lee/Elaine Costello||Oversight/management on all PA events|
| Year Reps|
| 1st|| Avril Robinson||PA Point of contact for first year parents & 1st year, year head|
| 2nd|| Susannah Love||PA Point of contact for second year parents & 2nd year, year head|
| 3rd|| Linda O'Connor||PA Point of contact for third year parents & 3rd year, year head|
| 4th||Ray Stewart||PA Point of contact for fourth year parents & 4th year, year head|
| 5th|| Steve Wilson/Debo Adeduntan||PA Point of contact for fifth year parents & 5th year, year head|
| 6th|| Elaine Costello||PA Point of contact for sixth year parents & 6th year, year head|
| Committee Reps|
| Finance|| Evelyn Foley||PA visibility on activity relevant to financial activity|
| Education|| Gavin O' Duffy||PA visibility on items relevant to curriculum details etc.|
|Property & Grounds || Steve Wilson||PA visibility on activity relevant to the school and it’s grounds|
|Sports & Recreation|| Susannah Love||PA visibility on wider sports/recreation related details|
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, Nigel Donovan and Vice Chair, Evelyn Foley 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 (Gavin O'Duffy), Sport & Recreation (Susannah Love), Finance (Evelyn Foley), and Grounds & Property (Steve Wilson) – the parents association is consulted on the development of all major new policies at the school.