Coiste na dTuismitheoirí:
Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan
Cad é Coiste na dTuismitheoirí?
Is é Coiste na dTuismitheoirí the structure through which
parents / guardians in the school can work together for the best possible
education for the pupils. Is é an t-ainm atá ar an gCoiste
ná “Coiste na dTuismitheoirí, Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan”.
Oibríonn an Coiste leis an bPríomhoide, Foireann agus
Bord Bainistíochta na scoile chun páirtíocht éifeachtach
idir scoil agus baile a chothú (This is written in accordance
with Section 26 of the Education Act).
Membership of the Coiste shall be open to all parents/guardians of pupils
currently attending the Gaelscoil. A new Coiste will be elected at the
AGM every two years. Outgoing members may go forward for re-election.
Any positions to be filled due to resignation of Coiste members in the
intervening period will be filled at the subsequent AGM. In the event
of the dissolution of a Coiste, the functions and responsibilities of
Coiste shall pass to the Bord Bainistíochta.
Aidhmeanna an Choiste
a) To promote the welfare and interests of all the pupils in the Gaelscoil.
b) To inform parents of developments in education and in the school.
c) To assist in extra-curricular activities.
d) To help with the provision of extra equipment and teaching aids.
e) To foster a social interaction of parents/guardians chun an ghaeilge
a fhorbairt í measc na dtuismitheoirí agus í a
úsáid chomh minic agus is féidir.
f) To run events: educational, social and fundraising, where necessary,
for the pupils at the Gaelscoil and their families.
a) The Coiste is responsible to the Bord Bainistíochta for all
monies raised in the name of the Gaelscoil.
b) Fundraising ventures should have the advance approval of the Bord
Bainistíochta and all proceeds of fundraising events should be
lodged to the Gaelscoil Account as soon as possible after the event.
c) A statement of funds raised shall be prepared and presented by the
Treasurer at the AGM and forwarded to the Bord Bainistiochta..
a) 7 days notice of meetings and an agenda of same shall be sent to
each member of the Coiste.
b) Minutes of all meetings shall be recorded by the Secretary and subsequently
circulated to Coiste members. They will be proposed and seconded at
meetings, and a hard copy kept on file by the Rúnaí.
c) The Coiste shall come to all major decisions at official meetings
only. NO ONE MEMBER shall have any function as an individual.
d) The confidentiality of the meetings shall be absolute.
e) There shall be no discussion of individual pupils or teachers at
f) If a member of the Coiste misses three consecutive meetings of the
Coiste without a valid reason and notification to the Secretary s/he
will be deemed to have resigned.
g) The Coiste may have sub-committees/working parties made up of other
parents/guardians and teachers for specific projects. Full reports shall
be made to the Coiste.
Toghchán an Choiste:
a) The Coiste shall have no fewer than 6 and no more than 12 members.
b) The 2 parents’ representatives on the Bórd Bainistíochta
are automatically members of the Coiste. Inez will liaise between Bord
Bainistiochta, Tuismitheoirí and the teachers. The Príomhoide
or deputy is the liaison between the pupils, staff and board.
c) The election shall take place at the AGM of the Coiste.
d) Election to the Coiste shall be on the basis of a vote amongst those
parents/guardians in attendance at the AGM.
e) Every two years a general call for nominations to the Coiste will
be circulated to parents/guardians 14 days before the AGM.
f) Each person going forward must be proposed and seconded by two parents/guardians
of pupils attending the Gaelscoil. Nomination forms must be lodged with
the Coiste Secretary at least four days in advance of the AGM. Those
nominated will be informed prior to the AGM, and will be requested to
confirm their interest in going forward. All nominated parents/guardians
will be requested to attend the AGM.
g) If the number of valid nominations equals 10, these 10 will be deemed
elected to the Coiste.
h) If the number of nominations exceeds 10 a secret ballot will be held
among all parents/guardians present at the AGM. An independent teller
will be appointed.
i) If the number nominated is fewer than 10, those nominated prior to
the AGM will be deemed to be elected. The remaining number of members
required may be proposed and seconded from the floor on the night of
the AGM and must be in attendance. At this point, if the number of nominations
from the floor exceeds the number of places left to be filled on the
Coiste there will be a secret ballot to elect the remaining members.
An independent teller will be appointed.