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Home School Community Liaison (HSCL)

The Department of Education and Skills has provided St Farnan's Post Primary School with a home-school service. The correct name for this feature of the school is Home School Community Liaison, but this is often shortened to Home School. The Co-ordinator is Mr. Andrew Little. Mr. Little was been a science teacher within St. Farnan's Post Primary School for a number of years. He is assisted by a Local Committee, which comprises our own Principal, the Principals of our feeder Primary schools, representatives of both Government and Community Agencies and Parents.

What is Home School?

Home School is part of our service, which seeks to build and support the partnership that exists between Parents, School and Community in order to maximise the benefits of education for your child. The service includes; coffee mornings, parents courses, home visits and face to face meetings.

Home School activities include

Courses for our Parents:

  • Parenting Skills
  • Project Maths
  • Science is Fun
  • Fitness and Healthy Eating
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Christmas Cooking and Flower Arranging
  • Helping your child with Homework
  • English for Parents
  • Basic Computer Skills

(These are free of charge and designed to increase Parental involvement with the school)

Home Support:

  • Home visits are made to improve contact with the school.
  • To support families who might have a particular need, for example an illness in the home, which might affect their son/daughters performance in school.
  • To give parents a voice in their child's education.

Community Links:

  • TUSLA/ Educational Welfare Service and Officer
  • The Garda Juvenile Liaison Officer.
  • CAMHS, Solas, Extern, KYS and other Community Groups

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In Home School:

Partnership is the key concept

Supporting Parents is the key task