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NCNS Parents Association


Naas CNS Parents Association Annual General Meeting

Dear Parent/Guardian,

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the parent body of Naas CNS which takes place via Zoom on:

Wednesday 2nd December @ 8pm

Email ncnsparentsassociation@gmail.com to get sent the Zoom link.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

● Welcome

● Minutes of 2019 AGM

● Report from the Parents Association

● The year ahead…. A few words from our Principal

● Plans from the Parents Association

● Election of committee members

● Question Time

We welcome any interested parents who would like to come on board. If you would like to join the Parents Association committee, email/text us your details on the email/mobile numbers below. We simply require your name, phone number, the class your child/children are in & your email address if you have one. Please consider getting involved. In any case we do hope you will attend. Please submit any questions you may have in advance of our meeting on the email/mobiles below & we will be sure to include them in our question time also.

Every parent/guardian of our school is automatically a member of this association – it’s here for you! We have a wonderful and diverse community in our school, families of many different faiths, from many different countries, speaking many different languages. Everyone is welcome & valued!!!

With this notice we are also issuing a copy of our constitution & operating guidelines so you can find out a little bit more about our structure if you wish. We also attach a link to the National Parents Council document “Working Effectively as a Parent Association” which underpins our organisation.

Please email ncnsparentsassociation@gmail.com and I will send you on the link to the AGM meeting. We look forward to seeing you online on the 2nd!

Martha Brandes


Naas CNS Parents Association

Email: ncnsparentsassocation@gmail.com

Phone/Text/WhatsApp: Martha at 0860858762 or Deirdre at 0868338626

Naas CNS PA Constitution & Operating Guidelines

Working Effectively as a Parents Association


Latest news from the PA

The P. A. sent out 2 surveys to parents, the school uniform survey and an activities survey. The result where analysed and the school uniform policy was updated and ratified by the Board of Management. The activities survey helped shape the plan for events that will run going forward. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the surveys.
Policies updated and currently in review:
-School uniform policy
-Anti bullying policy
-Child safeguarding policy
-Risk assessment policy
-Intimate care policy
-Head lice policy
We have also helped develop an updated Welcome Booklet for new families to the school.
The fruit table was a great success on sports day and we will run it again this year.
PA members gave talks at the school open day and junior infant information day and were available to chat and answer questions afterwards. This was greatly appreciated by the school.
The PA has been responsible for refreshments at school events such as the Welcome and Graduation ceremonies.
We also ran a staff appreciation lunch last June as a thank you to all our hard working staff here in Naas CNS.
If anyone would like to come on board and lend a hand with any of the activities the PA are involved in please make contact with any member or the school reception for more information.

There is a new Parents Association!

We are parents whose children are pupils of NCNS
representing each year. The Parents Association committee has 15 members. The
elected committee consists of the following people :

Deirdre O’Donovan : Chairperson
Mick O’Donnell : Vice Chairperson
Martha Brandes : Secretary

Maya Layachi: Vice secretary

Sarah Doyle: Treasurer

Jacqueline Richardson  : Vice Treasurer

Victoria Masterson :  NPC Representative

Niamh Baker : Communication Officer

BoM nominees : Deirdre Kelly & Ronan Farrell

We are delighted to be involved in supporting Naas CNS.
We represent the voice of the parents in the school.

We support the National Parents Councils’ aim:

To improve and enrich the education of children and support the involvement of parents in their education

Our recent meetings have involved ratifying our new
constitution, electing the committee officers and discussing communication
methods between parents and school.

Watch this space… Lots of exciting initiatives in the

Full list of Parents Association committee members : Niamh
Baker, Martha Brandes, Gail Collins, Olga Cottell, Sarah Doyle, Ronan Farrell,
Darragh Kavanagh, Deirdre Kelly, Maya Layachi, Siobhán Lennon, Victoria
Masterson, Mick O’Donnell, Deirdre O’Donovan, Jacqueline Richardson, Patricia

Survey Results

Please click the links to see the results of our recent surveys.

Uniform Survey_Results

Naas PA Activity Survey Results

Welcome Booklet

Please click on the link for a digital copy of our welcome booklet for new parents to the school.

Welcome booklet 2019