Community

Parents in School

A good working knowledge of the school helps to foster a better understanding and relationship between parents, teachers and children. 

Parents and prospective parents are most welcome to visit during the day although it is advisable that an approach is made to the class teacher or the headteacher beforehand. 

Day to day queries can be sorted out at any time by contact with the school office.  If you feel that you would like to see the Headteacher, an appointment can easily be made.

Parents as Voluntary Helpers in School

The child whose parents take an active interest in their education has a natural advantage. Education is at its best when the child is supported and encouraged by interested parents.  We are very appreciative of the many parents who actively support our school by being voluntary helpers.  If you would like to help in school, please do not hesitate in contacting either your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher.

We are well supported by voluntary helpers and this enables us to give your child a wider range of experiences. All voluntary helpers complete a basic induction to ensure that they are aware of safety procedures and to ensure an awareness of the responsibilities that go along with this role. A police check also takes place.

Friends of Blue School

The Friends of St. Columb Minor Academy is a very active Parent/Teacher/Community group. It helps raise funds for the school but its main function is to organise events which bring the school, parents and the community closer together. The group meets on the first Monday of every month at 6.00 p.m. at school. We are always on the look out for new members. If every parent helped once during their child’s time at the school we would be overwhelmed with support! Remember that every child benefits from the work of this group.

St. Columb Minor Academy is at the heart of the community.  We invite all parents and members of the wider community to feel part of our school and to uphold its values and standards.