The Department of Education and Skills has provided St Farnan's
Post Primary School with a home-school service. The correct
name for this feature of the school is Home School Community
Liaison, but this is often shortened to Home School. The
Co-ordinator is Mr. Andrew Little. Mr. Little was been a science
teacher within St. Farnan's Post Primary School for a
number of years. He is assisted by a Local Committee,
our own Principal, the Principals of our feeder Primary schools,
representatives of both Government and Community Agencies and
What is Home School?
Home School is part of our service, which seeks to build and
support the partnership that exists between Parents, School and
Community in order to maximise the benefits of education for your
child. The service includes; coffee mornings, parents courses,
home visits and face to face meetings.
Home School activities include
Courses for our Parents:
(These are free of charge and designed to increase Parental
involvement with the school)
- Parenting Skills
- Project Maths
- Science is Fun
- Fitness and Healthy Eating
- Arts and Crafts
- Christmas Cooking and Flower Arranging
- Helping your child with Homework
- English for Parents
- Basic Computer Skills
- Home visits are made to improve contact with the school.
- To support families who might have a particular need, for
example an illness in the home, which might affect their
son/daughters performance in school.
- To give parents a voice in their child's education.
- TUSLA/ Educational Welfare Service and Officer
- The Garda Juvenile Liaison Officer.
- CAMHS, Solas, Extern, KYS and other Community Groups
In Home School:
Partnership is the key concept
Supporting Parents is the key task