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Parents' Council

Welcome to the Parents' Council

Who we are

An enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working group of parents who promote and support the interests, welfare and education of all our students in co-operation with the Board, Principal, teachers and students.  Wilsons Hospital School Parents’ Council (WHSPC) is open to all the parents or guardians of pupils in the school and all parents are deemed members.  Members are represented by a committee which has representatives for each year group in the school and includes both day and boarding parents.  Our Annual General Meeting is held every October. At the AGM we invite parents to volunteer to become members of the council committee.  We meet once a month during term time where the Principal presents a report on school activities and items for discussion.  The monthly meetings and our representation on the Board of Management provide a forum to communicate the views of parents and have an input into school policies.  We are represented at the National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP) through our WHSPC Compass representatives.

Current Committee

Chairperson:  Jane Lewis

Vice-Chair:  Darielle Sweeney

Secretary:  Nigel Bannister

Treasurer:  Bernie McHugh

Board of Management Representatives:  Wendy Gillespie, Lynn Wright

Compass Representatives:  Mary Lillis, Nigel Bannister

1st-6th Form Representatives:  Brigette Scott, Jenny McCormack, Des Cawley, Joanne Bowers, Mary Goldsbury, Gordon Medforth, Clinton Pratt, Shina Baba, Orla Davitt.

You can contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What we do

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We aim to promote the interests of parents as partners in education, in a positive spirit of cooperation. We also aim to foster good relations between parents, teachers, pupils and the school authorities.

On a practical level we organise and support activities throughout the year to help with school fundraising and provide opportunities for parents to get involved in school events and to get to know each other.  We run a second-hand uniform shop and each year we run a very enjoyable family table quiz in March, a Christmas get together, the 6th Form parents BBQ and  guest speaker events to give talks on topics of interest to parents.  All events are advertised through the schools media channels.

How you can get involved

We are happy to hear from you and value your input. Please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come along to the AGM in October.

Look out for events posted via school email and on the school website events page and school social media (LINKS)

Sign up for our volunteers list at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .We would love to hear from parents who may be unable to commit their time to the WHSPC but would still like the opportunity to be involved, especially in larger one-off events.

You can send guest speaker/talk suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are always keen to provide parents with the opportunity to hear guest speakers on topics of interest and welcome any ideas.

A big thank you to all our parents for their support over the years and we look forward to your continued support in the future.

Useful Links & Information

https://www.education.ie/en/

http://www.uniformity.ie

https://curriculumonline.ie/