Belvedere College - Parents



A Welcome Note

A warm welcome is extended to the parents and guardians of students in Belvedere College S.J. past and present.
As per our mission statement, ‘The family, as the primary educator, through its commitment to the values of the school, shares the responsibility for the students’ education’.

Parents and guardians play a key role in the life of the community in the College and we welcome volunteers from the parent body to partake in the many activities which take place during the academic year. Parents from all years are represented on the Belvedere College Parents' Association however all volunteers are welcome in all areas via the Parents' Association.

The Parents' Association (PA ) meet once per month. Each year of the College is represented by  two parents  for a maximum of two years. Elections for these positions take place at the Parents Association AGM in September each year. Two parents elected to the Board of Management as parent representatives, as well as the Headmaster, attend each PA meeting. The PA does not undertake direct fundraising.  However the PA does get involved in helping with the promotion of fundraising events run by the SVDP, The Parent’s Ignatian group and other College groups. The PA undertakes to spend the budget which comes directly from an annual percentage of Student fees. All expenditure is voted on by PA representatives and a final account is presented in the Treasurer’s Report at the AGM.

The Parents' Association (PA) run and sponsor many key social nights including a welcome evening for Elements parents (1st Years) during the first term as well as evenings for the various years throughout the remaining terms. The key aim of these informal evenings, where light refreshments are served by the PA in the College itself, is to facilitate and enable parents to meet up together during the course of the year. We recognise that secondary school is not just a new experience for your sons, but for parents and guardians as well.

The PA also arrange for three experts/speakers to present three talks over the three school terms covering relevant topics which relate to you as parents and guardians.  Topics for the first two presentations might include for example, Study Skills – a Parents role or Social Skills – How to keep your son on the right path, while the third talk always has a spiritual theme in keeping with the ethos of the College.  Details and notification of these talks are highlighted on the website and messages are relayed via Flexibuzz.

The PA also plays an active role in helping and/or organising and contributing towards many other events and publications such as the Christmas Bonanza/Fair, the Annual Sleepout, Mock Interviews, Library supervision, Parents Ignatian Group initiatives, Green Schools initiatives, Lost and Found, Student Council Projects, review/compilation of school policies, The Belvedere News, College productions (Musicals and Dramas), St. Vincent de Paul and numerous other activities.

All contact details for the Parents' Association members are available in the Belvedere News which is circulated once a year or online on the College website.

Should you wish to contact the Parents' Association please send an email to our Chairperson Philippa Howley here

Our Treasurer is David Clarke. To email click here

May we take this opportunity to wish you every blessing and a happy, positive, rewarding time as a parent in Belvedere College S.J.

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