HOME SCHOOL COMMUNITY LIAISON
The Home School Community link scheme is based on the principle of partnership between home, school and communities. The Local Education Committee is a gathering of all voluntary and statutory agencies working in the Dundrum/Sandyford area. Representatives from the resource centres, the Gardaí, Health Board, Southside Partnership, St Vincent de Paul, youth and social workers, School Completion Co-ordinator, principals, parents, students and Home School Liaison Co-ordinators from the five local schools meet together so that we can have an integrated and co-operative approach to the education and welfare of the communities we serve. The supprot and contribution of parents at Local Committee level is hugely valued.
Since the scheme has been introduced in St Tiernan's, we have set up a Parents Room. This facility is used by parents and members of the local community. Classes have been run in Computers, Cookery, Art, English, Mosaic, Parenting and Yoga.
Our very successful flower arranging class takes place in the Parents' Room each Thursday morning; new members are always welcome.
Additional support services which are available to parents and students in St Tiernan's are our School Chaplain, Guidance Counsellor and Family Therapist
Information sessions have been held on many areas of education. We believe that the success of St Tiernan's depends on the combined efforts of parents, students and teachers and we look forward to working together during each child's life in our school.