Dundalk parents launch booklet containing tips for other parents

Booklet was created for parents by parents and offers advice and tips for local parents of children DEIS schools

Booklet was created for parents by parents and offers advice and tips for local parents of children DEIS schools

The booklet was created by parents for parents of children attending DEIS schools, which benefit from a package of supports designed to tackle educational disadvantage.

The parent to parent booklet project was spearheaded by the Dundalk Local Education Committee, according to St Joseph’s National School (NS) Principal Benny McArdle.

A number of parents gathered at The Redeemer Boys’ School to officially launch the booklet on Tuesday, May 15 shortly after 10am. Pictured at the launch were Carol Anne White, Sinead Nulty, Frank Mullen, Jolene Martin, and John Maloney.

The parents involved in creating the booklet have children attending St Joseph’s NS, Redeemer Girls and Boys School, Castletown Girls School, De La Salle Boys School, Gael Scoil Dhun Dealgan and St Nicholas School.

Two local secondary schools - O’Fiaich College and Bush Post Primary School - also took part in the project. The booklet contains tips about the school system and also provides useful contact information.

A copy of the booklet will be provided to all new incoming parents and to parents who have children in 6th Class as it contains information about making the transition to secondary school.