Parents' Association Corner
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|Volume 1, Oct. 2010||Volume 2, Feb. 2011|
The introduction of free education in the 1960's created financial difficulties for many secondary schools. However three pioneering parents namely Eileen Caff, Brendan Murphy and Bernie Ryan founded the Dominican College Parents' Association and were responsible for setting up the voluntary contribution scheme in order to maintain the high standard of education enjoyed by its pupils. Although these parents addressed some of the financial difficulties at that time, the principal aims of the Association still remain as:
To promote the School, its image, aims and philosophies by encouraging active participation of all parents.
To promote better understanding, liase and maintain a working relationship between the management, teachers and parents.
To support the management, teachers and pupils in any areas where they require help concerning the school or its activities.
In 1966, Brendan Murphy became the first chairperson of Dominican College's Parents Association and its dynamic committee paved the way for the committees to come.
Today the working committee comprises of twenty-seven members with a supplementary committee of ten people. The committee organised a quiz night in the school recently and also a very informative and successful talk for parents dealing with adolescent development. A school fundraising walk is currently being organised for the last term of this school year.The Annual General Meeting takes place in late September. The first meeting of the Association is the first Monday in October and we would welcome any new members who wish to join.
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