Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational School

Parents Association

What is the PA ?

Griffith Barracks MDS has a dynamic school community and an active Parents Association (PA) where parents and staff representatives collaborate and work together for the better of our children. All parents and guardians are automatically members and are encouraged to get involved in the activities organised by the PA. This high level of parental involvement is key and makes the school a special place for all.

We can be contacted at: pa@griffithbarracks.ie if you are interested in becoming involved or if you have ideas for PA activities.

Research shows that children thrive and are happier when parents and teachers work closely together and when activities at the school are supported by parents at home. To this end the PA has 3 main functions:

  • To represent parents’ views to the Principal and school bodies (particularly the Board of Management (BOM)) by regularly liaising with the Principal.
  • To support and advise the Principal and the board on school matters.
  • To organise activities for both children and parents that enhance the experience and involvement of both children and their parents within the school.

The PA meets monthly with each meeting announced in the School newsletter. The PA is a great way to get involved in school activities and to enhance all of our childrens’ broader education. All parents and guardians are welcome and are encouraged to join the meetings. PA officers (currently: chairperson, secretary & treasurer) are voted in at the PA AGM each year – they, along with a volunteer executive manage the various activities of the PA.

PA Events

The PA organises a number of events each year to promote parental involvement in the school and to enhance the students’ experience of the school. Typically these include :

summer and winter fairs, cultural days & events, the school quiz and parents information & social evenings. The PA supports the 6th class school play through seed funding.

We are open to ideas and very keen to promote activities suggested by parents that will build parental involvement and benefit the students. Contact pa@griffithbarracks.ie with any suggests for future events.

Certain PA events raise funds for the school (materials, equipment and/or student activities). The nature and planned use of the funds raised is specified in advance of and during the event.

For details on future events click here > Link to Up-Coming events here . <

After School Activities (ASAs)

The PA organises extra-curricular activities for students of the school. These are held after school hours in or near the school. The range of activities include:

  • Music
  • Gaelic Games
  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Drama
  • Languages

Every attempt is made to make these activities affordable for all.

ASAs timetables, details of enrolment / payments and guidelines for parents/ guardians & children participating in ASAs will be made available in Autumn term each year and will be available here >

For any queries regarding ASAs please contact pa.ASA@griffithbarracks.ie

Parents Space

There is a parents’ space at the school where parents are welcome to meet. The room facilitates small groups of parents meeting to discuss school matters, holding parental events or waiting for children. This area will also contain copies of school notices and copies of minutes of all the meetings of associated school bodies (Patron, BOM & PA).

Class Representative System

Each class has 2 class representatives – these are parents of 2 of the children in each class. Typically, they act as a contact point for the class teacher, the school and the PA to the wider group of class parents to let them know of class / school activities and news. To find your class rep please contact office@griffithbarracks.ie or the school secretary.

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Griffith Barracks Mulit-Denominational School,
The Old Guardhouse,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8
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