"The parents of students of a recognised school may establish and maintain from among their number, a parents' association for that school and membership of that association shall be open to all parents of students of that school."[Education Act 1998 26 (1)]
The Ábalta Special School Parent Association is a body of parents whose aim is to act as a support to Àbalta Special School, a voice of the parents whose children are attending the school and as an intermediary between the teachers, the management of the school and the parents of the student body. We are a newly formed group of volunteers with an aim of encouraging parents to meet and get to know each other in order to enhance the sense of community within our school, share experiences and learn from each other. We also have a strong focus of fundraising for the school and organising various events throughout the year. The Parents Association meet once per term during the academic year, where topics relating to the school can be discussed, ideas expressed and fundraising events organised. We welcome the involvement of all parents as we firmly believe that everyone can make a contribution to the school. The role of the Parents Association includes:
To enhance communication between the parents and school management.
To organise and encourage parents' participation in school fundraising and other events throughout the year.
To foster social interaction between parents and provide opportunities for parents to meet informally and learn from each other's experiences.
To welcome new parents to the school
To promote the school externally through a strong parent network.
To keep parents informed of parent information evenings and activities
To support the Principal and staff with school events