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Key Points for Parents

St. Farnan's
Involved in education in the area since 1941, has excellent facilities, a broad curriculum, dedicated staff and is committed to quality and equality in education.

High Expectation
The school aspires to provide high quality education in a caring environment that optimises the potential of every student.

Subjects
The school provides a broad range of subjects in the curriculum.

School and Class Size
St. Farnan's is a medium sized school, having less than 400 students. This has many advantages. A major advantage is class sizes are small.

Good Discipline
The school code of behaviour is drawn in the main from the Dept. of Education guidelines. This code is operated by a system of Class Tutors and Year Heads in conjunction with the Principal and Deputy Principal. The code seeks to recognise the rights and responsibilities of students, parents/guardians, teachers and managers. Please Note Junior Cycle pupils will not be permitted to leave the school at lunchtime.

Parental Involvement
Parents/Guardians have a crucial role to play in the effective development and education of their teenage children. The P/G Association gives parents/guardians an opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas.

Parents Association - Committee Members 2016/2017

Chair Person: Antoinette Byrne
Secretary: Adrienne Kelly
Treasure: Angela Hooton Byrne
PRO: Geraldine Nolan
BOM: Frank Kilcoyne
BOM: Mairead Harmon
Teacher Rep: Jo Bradshaw
Other Members
Denise Walsh
Laura Ryan
Laura Cullen
Lorraine McNally
Audrey Kelly

Information about the PTA

Board of Management
Two elected parents are on the Board of Management.

Student Council
The Student Council provides a forum for student opinion.

School Library
The school has a well-stocked modern library. All students are encouraged to use this facility.

Book Rental
A book rental system is in operation throughout the school.

Guidance Counsellor
St. Farnan's has a full time qualified Guidance Counsellor.

Pastoral Care
We recognise that support for a young person in the teenage years is necessary. A student support service is available. Remedial service also provided.

Religious Education
is taught by qualified R.E. teachers in conjunction with school chaplain.

Partnership
Co-operation between homes, school and community is important. The school provides a full time Home School Community Liaison Officer.

Study
Supervised evening study is provided.

Canteen
Canteen facilities are provided for all students at Lunch time.

PROSPEROUS, CO. KILDARE TEL: 045 868152 FAX: 045 861014 EMAIL: info@stfarnans.ie