Parents Association


Darver National School Parents Association has been in existence for many years and is open to all parents and guardians. Its main objective is to support the principal and staff of Darver National School to provide an active link between parents and school. The Parents Association contribute to the well being of the school through fund raising, development of school policies and promoting extra curricular activities. More information can be found at the National Parents Council  website


The Role of Parents

join-ptaAt Darver NS, we recognise the crucial and valuable role that parents play in the education of their children. Parents are the primary educators of their children, and have a vital role to play in the partnership between home and school. School also relies heavily on the support and co-operation of parents in the education of their children. Effective communication between home and school is crucial for the ongoing development and educational success of children. We value our parents and in turn ask our parents to support us in the education of their children.


Parents Association

The purpose of the Parents Association (PA) is to provide a structure through which the parents/ guardians of pupils of Darver National School can work together for the best possible education for their children.  The PA will work in co-operation with the Board of Management, Principal, teachers and students in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998.


The aims and objectives of the Parents Association of Darver National School are as follows:


  • The Parents Association hopes to help all parents feel they have a part to play in the school and a contribution in helping to make their child’s years in the school a positive time in their life.


  • To represent the interests and views of parents of children attending the school. To inform parents of developments in Education and in Darver National School and the wider community.


  • To foster cooperation and promote good relationships between Parents,  Principal, Teachers and the Board of Management.


  • To help with the provision of extra equipment and teaching aids through various fund-raising events.


At the beginning of each academic year there is an AGM of the Parents Association.  New parents are actively encouraged to join (all parents are automatically members, and new parents to the school are most welcome).  As a member of the association you can contribute to discussions at the AGM, assist in events, organise events, and participate in the committee.


The PA AGM was held in September 2022 and the following committee was elected:

Sabrina Cranny Chairperson  
Carmel McKenna Secretary  
Caroline Mullen Treasurer  
Kerrie Devlin    
Lorraine Kelly    
Irene  Linden    
Orlaith Matthews    
Jenny McCrink    
Fintan McGroder    
Mary Moore    


The Parents Association would like to thank everyone who supported the various fund raising activities during the last school term, teachers, parents, sponsors who willing give their time and enthusiasm.