Parent Activities

At Mary, Mother of Hope Junior National School, we value the role of parents as the primary educators of their children. We strive to work together with parents to support their child’s journey through our school. We believe that when school and home work together that children benefit greatly and that their educational experience is richer as a result.

To support these strong links between school and home, several Parent Activities take place at various stages throughout the school year. A sample menu of these activities is provided below.If you would like more information about the activities currently taking place, please check the Aladdin App Noticeboard for details or contact the office. All activities are free of charge and open to everyone from our school community.

Parent Classes

Our parent classes are run by City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB). While classes vary depending on demand and availability of tutors, generally we run a yoga class, jewellery making, flower arranging and many others.

Parent Helpers

At various times during the school year, we ask parents to help out in our classes with activities such as listening to reading, maths games, writing etc. Parents wishing to take part in the Parent Helper programme complete a brief training session and before helping out and are Garda Vetted for our School.

Butterflies Group

Butterflies is our Parent to Parent support group for parents of children with additional or complex needs. Parents are offered a private space to meet up, share their experiences, support each other or simply have a break, a cuppa and a chat.

Parent & Toddler Group

Our parent and toddler groups is run by parents for parents and takes place once or twice each week depending on demand. The group is open to parents from our school community and offers a good chance for parents with younger children to meet up with other parents.

Garda Vetting

Parents are encouraged to complete the Garda Vetting process for our school to allow them to help out in our classes or go on school trips with the children.