Parents’ Association

Welcome to the Parents’ Association

Douglas Community School Parents’ Association represent parents in formulating school policy with the Board of Management, Principal, Staff and Students. The Parents’ Association can advise parents on school matters. We welcome your feedback, questions or concerns on any school issue.

You may contact the Parents’ Association committee at parentsdcs@gmail.com.

Please include your name, your child’s name, his year in school and your contact details with any correspondence.

Your details will only be used to provide feedback.

Douglas Community School Parents’ Association.

Announcement 2/12/2019:

Following requests from parents and recent events in the media, DCS Parents’ Association has invited Dr. Mareen Griffin to speak to us on Monday, December 9th at 8 p.m.

Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A., M. A., Ph.D holds an honours degree in Applied Pyschology, a Masters in Forensic Psychology and a Ph. D. in Applied (Forensic) Psychology. To date, she has visited over 750 schools across Ireland, talking to students, parents, teachers and Board of Management members.

The discussion, “Challenges Teenage Boys Face (and what we, as parents, should be aware of)” will provide an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and offer practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); online gaming; social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time & sleep; sexting; cyber-bullying; accessing age-inappropriate content and the issue of sexting will be addressed. The parent talk is not about blocking content online; it is more about teaching children how to be responsible when online, by making parents aware of the dangers and highlighting some practical tips. There will also be a question and answer session at the end of the talk.

The school agreed that Dr. Griffin was a highly thought of speaker and also invited her to speak with the boys from first and second year on the afternoon at school.

We are very much looking forward to hearing from Dr. Griffin. We hope as many of you as possible can come to hear this fantastic guest speaker and please share this e-mail with any other DCS parents who you think will be interested!

If you are hoping to attend on the 9th, could you reply to this message (to give us an idea of numbers on the night) at parentsdcs@gmail.com