The Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme is one that seeks to promote partnership between parents, teachers, students and the local community.
We currently have one full time Home School Liaison Co-Ordinator in the school.
The main objectives of the scheme are
- To enhance pupils’ learning opportunities
- Retain young people in the education system
- Promote an ongoing partnership between parents, teachers, students and the local community.
- Liaising between primary and secondary school
- Support parents in the education of their children
- Co-ordinators operate on a cluster basis and each co-ordinator liaises closely with colleagues in the immediate are
Supports for the Local Community Following the Incident on Thursday 23rd of November 2023
- Special-Crisis Line: 24 hour listening service for children and young people up to and including the age of 18, with all our staff/volunteers being trained in best practice in supporting children through traumatic events on 1800 400 100
Parent Support Line: For adults who may be seeking guidance, signposting, emotional support at this difficult time. This service is not a freephone number, it is available 9-1pm Mon-Fri on 01-522 4300.
Parentline is in operation for over 40 years providing a confidential helpline for parents and guardians and supporting over 150,000 callers in that time. Parentline provides non-judgemental support, guidance and information on all aspects of parenting relating to newborn babies, toddlers, pre-teens, teenagers and adult children. Parentline is open Monday- Thursday 10am to 9pm and Fridays 10am to 7pm. To contact Parentline, you may call on (01) 873 3500 or access the Parentline webpage at www.parentline.ie. A printable brochure outlining the service can be accessed by clicking
CyberSafe Offer a Free e-Learning Internet Safety Course. Cybersafe Kids are offering a free online, self-paced e-learning Internet Safety Course for parents, caregivers and educators to better prepare children for their online lives. The course covers all the major aspects of online safety and the digital world through distinct 'missions': privacy & security; cyberbullying; positive use; online risks; gaming & digital literacy. If you would like to register for this course, or share it with your target parents, please click on the image below.
Mental Health Ireland in association with Family Carers Ireland have created a resource booklet entitled ‘Mental Health & Family Caring: Supporting the Supporters Supporting families to look after their own wellbeing while caring for a person living with a mental health challenge’. The booklet provides useful information for parents and families living with and supporting a person with a mental health issue and focuses on the concept of family recovery. The booklet aims to provide information, guidance, and practical tips to promote the following areas: good mental health; a model of family recovery; enhanced communication skills; exploration and definition of boundaries; access appropriate services and supports. To access the booklet, please click the image on the left.