Home School Community Liaison
We are privileged in Saint Fintan's Boys School to have a Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) co-ordinator. Gina Reidy is our HSCL co-ordinator at Saint Fintan's.
The aim of the HSCL scheme is to promote partnership and cooperation between home, school and the community, to make sure that every child participates fully in the education system.
The HSCL scheme recognises parents as the primary educators of their children. We welcome the involvement of parents in all aspects of school life. The HSCL coordinator is there to support and empower you, the parent, and assist you in your role as parents and educators.
The way in which the HSCL co-ordinator can offer you support is by informing you of educational and financial supports in place in the school. You will see Gina on the school yard, you can call to our Parents Room, or may have her visit you in your home. Our Parents' Room provides a warm and welcoming haven, where you can meet other parents for a coffee, and also learn new skills in dealing with parenting issues and education.
Classes are organised regularly for parents. Classes which have been held in HFSS include:
- Maths for Fun
- Craft Classes
Gina (our HSCL teacher) is available Monday to Friday between 9.20 a.m. and 3 p.m., if you are interested in joining a course or have any concerns on 086-0452437
Welcome back after the Easter holidays. We have had a great first two terms with a variety of courses running in both schools for parents and children. We were very fortunate to be able to run a fitness class, operation transformation, cookery course, computer lessons, pyrography class, English for fun, CAPER/Bed time reading club, make up application and Small engines course for dads and lads.
We have an even busier term coming up ahead.
In class activities/ Adult Education:
- Maths for fun,
- Science/Lego for fun,
- Drama workshops,
- What to expect from 1st year maths
- A cyber bullying evening
- Outdoor activities programme and a
- Transfer initiative for our sixth class pupils who will be heading to the secondary school in the upcoming months.
We have a great tradition in our schools of including parents in their child’s learning. Many different in class activities will take place this term. Keep a look out for the letter and don’t be afraid to get involved!
Every day counts!
Being on time is extremely important. If a child misses 10 minutes of school each morning, that’s almost 1 hour of school a week!
Give your child enough time to get ready for school in the morning. Pack school bag, have homework ready, and lay out uniforms the night before.
I.T. tips to help your child’s learning:
www.helpmykidlearn.ie is a lovely website that is appropriate for all age groups, it goes through lots of ideas and suggestions to help with your child’s English development through games, songs, comprehensions and writing tasks.
Library and literacy
Co. Laois (057) 8732372 firstname.lastname@example.org