We are very fortunate to have the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) scheme here in our school. The aim of the scheme is to promote partnership between home, school and the community and to ensure that every child participates fully in the school scheme.

The HSCL scheme recognises the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, the influence of the home environment and seeks to promote a partnership between school and parents and the local community.


How does the HSCL Scheme work?

A Home-School-Community Liaison co-ordinator is assigned to a school in a disadvantaged area. Activities undertaken by the co-ordinator are:

– Home visitations

– Organisation of in-school activities and courses for parents

– Advising and supporting parents on education-related issues such as study skills and the promotion of a stimulating home learning environment

– Meeting with community interests relevant to the education and welfare of pupils in the school

– Encouraging co-operation between home, school and community interests.

Who looks after the HSCL Scheme in our School?

The scheme co-ordinator in our school is Sue Doherty. Sue looks after the welfare of the parents Castlegar N.S. She is available to discuss, on a personal level, matters of concern with parents in their own homes or at school, whichever the parent prefers. If you wish to speak to Sue, she may be contacted in the school or by phone, 087 9403984.