Cloonloo National School
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Board of Management

Our Board of Management consists of the following:

  1. Two direct nominees of the Patron
  2. Two parents of children enrolled in the school (one being a mother, the other a father), elected by the parents of children enrolled in the school.
  3. The principal teacher of the school.
  4. One other teacher on the staff of the school
  5. Two extra members proposed by the nominees, (1) –(4)  above.

The Board of Management members for 2016-2019 were as follows;

  • Fr. Joe  Caulfield (Chairperson)
  • Sr. Regina (Patron’s Representative)
  • Deirdre McKeon  (Parent’s Representative)
  • John Moore (Parent’s Representative)
  • Maria-Goretti Surlis (Principal/Secretary)
  • Michelle Jordan (Staff Representative)
  • Gertrude Crummy (Treasurer)  (Resigned in 2018)
  • Paddy Austin (Community Representative) (Resigned in 2017 )

New members

  • Christopher Rushe (Community Representative)
  • Claire Conway (Community Representative)

 

The Board of Management members for 2012-2015 were as follows;

  • Fr. Joe  Caulfield (Chairperson)
  • Sr. Regina (Patron’s Representative)
  • Sheila McCarthy  (Parent’s Representative)
  • Declan McDonagh (Parent’s Representative)
  • Michael Heffernan (Principal/Secretary)
  • Michelle Jordan (Staff Representative)
  • Gertrude Crummy (Treasurer)
  • Brendan Flanagan(Community Representative)

Members of the Board undertake to manage the school in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Education and are required to keep confidential all matters discussed at the meetings unless otherwise advised.

Functions of the Board of Management

Boards of Management are responsible for the direct government of schools. The duties of the Board of Management include the following:

  • The appointment of teachers and ancillary staff;
  • Approving school closures;
  • Approving teacher absences for a variety of reasons;
  • The appointment of teachers to deputy/principal and other posts of responsibility;
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation; and
  • Ensuring that schools are adequately insured and maintained.
  • Specific duties of the Chairperson of the Board of Management include;
  • Acting as a correspondent with the Department of Education and Skills and all outside bodies;
  • Presiding at Board of Management meetings;
  • Signing the monthly returns and annual statistical returns; and
  • Serving on the selection board for the appointment of teachers.

 

Our Board of Management work very hard in a voluntary capacity for the benefit of all the children in St. Ronan’s NS and it is very much appreciated by all.

Why choose Cloonloo National School?

  • Low pupil-teacher ratio – 1:1 teaching
  • DEIS School – This means extra grant to the school to subsidise school activities, outing and cost of books etc
  • Heavily subsidised books – total book cost this year was €20 which included all books, copies, pencils, colours etc
  • Heavily subsidised school outings, tours
  • Heavily subsidised swimming classes for all children
  • Teachers very accessible and available to talk to
  • Uniform – Very practical. White or blue t-shirt, navy or black trousers/tracksuit bottoms