Home School Community Liaison (HSCL)

Meet our HSCL Sarah Troy.  She has been teaching in the school since 2008 and started as HSCL in Sept 2019.  The HSCL position is shared between our school and Scoil Chiarain CBS.

Contact details :   Mobile  0896053450    Email  hscldonnycarney@gmail.com

Facebook / Twitter :   @ hscldonnycarney                           instgram: @hscldonnycarney

The role of the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) is to encourage, support and facilitate partnerships between parents and the school (teachers, support teachers, management) to enhance the education of all children.   Our HSCL works with parents in many different ways to develop their capacity as a key resource in their children’s learning.

As HSCL Sarah supports families as their children transition from early years to primary, from the 1st class in OLOC to 2nd class in Scoil Chiarain CBS and from primary to post-primary.

Parental involvement in the school community is a major focus for our HSCL and Sarah organises classes for parents, some of which are leisure activities for fun (eg. Crafts – Jewellery making, embroidery, Seasonal (Halloween, Christmas and Easter) crafts classes, fitness classes, mindfulness classes, healthy cooking classes) and others that develop skills or are for personal development (Parenting courses, First Aid, Literacy).  These are run in conjunction with the boys school and are held either in the Parents Room in Our Lady of Consolation, the Well Being Room in Scoil Chiarain or the Craobh Chiarain GAA club hall.

Our HSCL makes home visits to families for many varied reasons including attendance issues and liaises with outside agencies including Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) and the Education Welfare Service (EWS) and School Completion Programme(SCP) and Child and Family Support Network (CFSN).

Our Parents’ Room

Our Parents’ Room is a space where parents can come to meet other parents, drink tea/coffee and relax.  All parents are welcome to drop in anytime the room is not in use.  There is a ‘bring one, take one’ small library of varied books for parents to use.