St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
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Home School Community Liaison (HSCL)

Home School Community Liaison (HSCL)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Here at St Joseph’s, we like to work together to help your child develop his/her full potential and we welcome your involvement in the school. There are many opportunities offered to encourage your involvement, such as coffee mornings, courses for parents/guardians, the Parents Association, school events, talks for parents and Parent Teacher Meetings.

I’d like to introduce myself and explain the role of the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Coordinator. My name is Haleigh Davidson and my role is to act as a bridge between the home and the school. My main aim is to improve the outcomes for our students through supporting parents/guardians. I can provide support through Home Visits, Parent classes/courses (recreational and educational), Transition Programmes and by offering information on other family supports available in the local area.

Visiting parents and guardians in their homes

Under normal circumstances I visit parents and guardians in their homes. Home visits can be unannounced, pre-arranged or by request. The purpose of home visits is to open up communication between home and school, provide information about the school, including courses in the school and services in the community and to encourage parents to become parent leaders who can be a resource for the school. At the moment, due to Covid19 restrictions, home visits have been temporarily suspended but I can still call to the door/garden to have a chat and I am also available for a zoom call. I can be reached by email and by phone from 8am- 4pm every school day.

Organising courses and talks for parents in the school

Another focus of mine is to encourage and support parents in attaining their own educational goals. In the past we have provided a variety of courses for parents/guardians free of charge. A notification is sent out on the iClass app to inform you about them. Through these courses, we hope parents/guardians will feel welcome in the school, get to know other parents/guardians, learn new skills and feel more confident in supporting their children's education. Unfortunately, these courses have been restricted due to Covid19 but I am hoping to schedule parent courses very soon. Please watch this space for updates and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas.

Here is a list of courses that have been previously offered and that we hope to run again in the future:

  • Parents Plus
  • Walk & Talk Wednesdays
  • Together with Swords Fingal Adult Education, we have previously run an 8-week Spanish course and an 8-week Mindfulness course.
  • Pilates
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Figure Out Maths
  • Baking
  • Attendance Drive Events coming soon, Spring 2022.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions

Mobile: 086-0201209



Looking forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely,

Haleigh Davidson

St Joseph’s Home School Community Liaison Coordinator

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