Cáirde de hÍde

Background: Cáirde de hÍde is the parents association of Gaelscoil de hÍde. All parents are automatically members of Cáirde. Cáirde has an elected committee (see details below) but all parents are welcome to attend monthly meetings, at any stage during the year. New parents are especially welcome. Meetings are very informative as there is generally a representative from the school present. They are an open forum where you are welcome to raise and discuss any topics of interest. Meetings are held in the staff room on the second Monday of every month during the school year from 8.30-9.30pm and are conducted through the medium of English.

What does Cáirde do? Cáirde de hÍde was set up to build an effective partnership between home and school, to act as a support to the Board of Management and to the staff within the school. Much of Cáirde’s work involves parents working together with staff to organise and run various events that benefit all of our children and add to their school experience. Some of these events are:

  • St Patrick’s Day parade
  • Feis na nÓg
  • Lá Spóirt: BBQ
  • First Holy Communion party (Rang 2)
  • Graduation party (Rang 6)
  • Aonach na Nollaig (Christmas Fair held at the school)
  • Parents Night Out
  • Fundraising (we’re always looking for fun creative ideas!)
  • Cyber awareness and Anti-bullying talks
  • School maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Road Safety

Committee members for 2021-2022 school year includes the following:

  • Cathaoirleach (Chairperson): Joe McFadden
  • Leas Chathaoirleach (Vice Chairman): Austin Keogh
  • Runaí (Secretary): Deirdre Finnegan
  • Leas Runaí (Vice Secretary): Sarah McNena
  • Cisteoir (Treasurer): Fergus Kellegher
  • Leas-Chisteoir (Vice Treasurer): Aileen O'Rourke
  • PRO: Fiona Ní Cheallaigh
  • Leas PRO (Vice PRO): Mike Fogarty

Cáirde is always looking for new members to come on board with new ideas and we encourage you to get involved. Please remember the monthly meetings are open to all. We hope to see you there!

Gaelscoil de hÍde,
Ard na Mara,
Co. Galway

091 790 737

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