PARENT’S PAGE

Eolas Do Thuismitheoirí
Contact Details:
  • Parents’ Association email: coolmineparents@gmail.com 
  • Book Rental email: bookrental@coolminecs.ie
  • Postal address: The Secretary, Coolmine CS Parents’ Association, Coolmine CS, Clonsilla, Dublin 15                 
Purpose and Aims of the Parents Association 
 
As a parent/guardian of a student attending Coolmine Community School, you are automatically a member of the Parents’ Association (PA). The purpose and aims of the PA are to: 
  • facilitate and encourage the participation by parents in the life of the school 
  • safeguard the rights and the legitimate aspirations and interests of parents and students. 
  • foster and promote an awareness and knowledge of education and of other issues relating to students among the parents.
  • organise the collective support of the parents for the activities of the school and to support and provide assistance to the staff of the school. 
  • promote the development of the school as a focus of educational, social and cultural activity within the community.
AGM
 
Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) a summary of achievements of the PA is presented to all in attendance. At the AGM a call to all parents is made seeking new members to join the PA Executive Committee. The PA Executive Committee is the representative group drawn from the parent body who execute the purpose and aims of the PA. As the school is so vibrant and ambitious there’s always something to be done.
 
Janet Mitten Chairperson
 

Book Rental Information 

  • email bookrental@coolminecs.ie

Payments for book rental can be made here:

Book Rental Payments

Debutante Ball 2021

We are delighted to announce that plans for our debs ball for 2021 are firmly underway.
We are hopeful that this event will take place for our 6th year students at our brand NEW VENUE Carnegie Court Hotel Swords Co. Dublin on Friday 3rd September 2021.
This formal end of year event promises to be a memorable & exciting night for you with the help of our new event organisers Debs Ireland.
Tickets are €85 each, which include coaches to & from the venue, champagne/cocktails on arrival, 4 course silver service meal, themed decorated room of choice, eg oscars/ James bond to name a few, DJ & disco, lip sync battle, photo booth,cariokee, games, video area for committee members, the list goes on…
Finishing off the night with a buffet style breakfast before coach home at 6am.
Tickets are available on line only with a 5% fee, details to follow from your rep.
Please note that each student must fill out a form & returned to your class rep, signed by your year head, these will be distributed in the next few weeks. Return date for forms is Friday 26th February 2021.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Let the EXCITEMENT  begin…

Further Education and Training – More than you might think – The many paths for Leaving Certs

Further Education Training from the National Parents Council – At the best of times, selecting a course can be a very difficult decision for Leaving Certificate students. These are not the best of times.
 
With so much uncertainty over the past number of months, it has been very challenging for any young person trying to make decisions which determine their future.
 
And, there are so many options to choose from – what career or course to pursue. Where they might like to study or train? What kind of educational route offers the best progression in the field of study they choose?
 
Further education and training (FET) and the opportunities for students, is sometimes overlooked. But, the breadth of courses and progression routes in the FET sector is huge! Click on the following link for more information: 

Jigsaw

  • Jigsaw is a service in Dublin 15 that provides vital supports to young people surrounding their mental health.
  • Visit http://www.jigsaw.ie for information and contact our local Jigsaw by dropping them an email, or giving them a call.

    Telephone:01 890 5810

 

Solution Talk

Free online talks for parents – supporting your children’s and teenagers mental health during the Covid crisis

As the events listed in last couple of newsletters filled up so quickly, I will be giving two further free online workshops in the coming weeks. The workshops will focus on two age-groups of children – one for parents of 2-12 year olds and one for parents of 13-18 year olds. 
During the talks, I will provide some practical principles on how you can cultivate your children and teenager’s well-being and resilience in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. Details and links are below.

https://www.solutiontalk.ie/

https://twitter.com/JohnSharryIRL

https://www.facebook.com/solutiontalk/

Free Online Talks

Supporting your Child’s Mental Health during the Covid crisis
A free workshop with John Sharry for parents of children aged 2 to 12 years
Monday 8th March 2021 (7-8pm online via Zoom)

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)

Further information and bookings are available on the website here.

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Coolmine Parents  Association  Members  2020 / 2021

  • Janet Mitten ( Chairperson)
  • Hilary Sweeney (Vice Chair)
  • Paola Visciano (Secretary)
  • Dermot O’Mara (Treasurer, BoM, Book Rental coordinator)
  • Dermot FitzPatrick (Vice Treasurer)
  • Dermot Kinane ( Newsletter)
  • Orla McCormack (Book Rental sub committee)
  • Linda Osborne (Debs)
  • Niamh Glynn (Book Rental sub committee)
  • Mary Conneely (Communications
  • Tracy Byrne (BoM)
  • Arthur Centore (Uniform sub committee)
  • Glen Phelan (Uniform sub committee)
  • Gillian Douglas (PACCS)
  • Larissa Norton ( Parents talks)
  • Paul Mc Shane (Book Rental sub committee)
  • Brenda Colohan (Book Rental sub committee)
  • Emer Burke (Book Rental sub committee)
  • Selina Bonnie
  • Tai Popoola
  • Denise Mooney
  • Valerie Mc Allorum Byrne
  • Karen Curtis