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.
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.
What we do
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
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)
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.
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