Our Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator  is Siobhan Connolly contact her at 0852347143 or email  sconnolly@stdominicsballyfermot.ie 

St Dominic’s places a high value on the importance of parents and guardians role in enhancing their children’s education. To support this we have a full-time Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator who works to promote active cooperation between home, school and relevant community agencies in promoting the educational interests of our students.

The HSCL co-ordinator meets many parents/guardians  throughout the year both in school and when visiting the home. We believe that our parents/guardians are partners in terms of their daughters education and we strive to build strong relationships with all our parents and guardians. 
The HSCL co-ordinator  also attends relevant community meetings to maintain an active link between St Dominic’s and the many agencies in our local community. 
The HSCL  co-ordinator attends weekly cluster meetings with HSCLs from all the primary and post-primary schools in the area thus promoting cooperation between all local schools. 

St Dominic’s College offers the following free courses for parents  January – May 2018. 

Crafty Creations with Serina                    Tuesday           9.30am-11am

Zumba                                                     Wednesdays       9am -10am  in the PE Hall

Craft with Chris                                     Wednesdays       10.30am-12.30pm 

Art with Denise                                      Thursdays          10am -12pm 

Yoga/Meditation with Jane (please check this website and our Facebook page  date and times classes). 


 Courses include the following
Parents Plus.                                                                                                                        This is a practical and positive course which aims to build on parents strengths to help them to solve conflict / behaviour  issues and have a more enjoyable and satisfying relationship with their teenagers.                          The course begins on Thursday March 8th and  runs over 7 two hour sessions.    
Healthy Food Made Easy.                                                                                                          A six week course for Transition Year students and a parent/guardian/grandparent which begins on Thursday March 22nd. It will take place every Thursday from 9.15am- 11.30am in St Dominic’s Home Economics kitchen. Learn some healthy dishes and have some fun!
Community Awareness of Drugs.                                                                                             This very popular and well attended course was run last year in conjunction with St Michael’s, St Raphael’s and St Gabriel’s primary schools. Once again St Dominic’s will join forces with the Dominican primary schools and offer the practical and awareness creating course every Tuesday for six weeks beginning on April 17th. 

                                                   Contact Siobhan on 0852347143 for further information.