Pictured below are girls from the Action Team Partnership (ATP) committee busy planting herbs.
The Action Team Partnership Committee first began in St. Louis GNS in November 2013. It is an American initiative and is primarily the work of Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Centre on School, Family and Community Partnerships for John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Our school was one of three pilot schools in Ireland to test the model on behalf of the National Parents’ Council (NPC) and the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN)
What it does
The partnership is an opportunity for teachers, support staff, parents, pupils and community members to work together. The aim is to discuss the current work of the school and to find ways of supporting it. It focuses on four areas, two curricular, one behavioural and one which ensures that the school is a welcoming place. The curricular areas are drawn from the School Improvement Plan and the school’s current work on School Self-Evaluation. The planning completed by teaching staff is not changed or altered in any way but further enhanced to ensure success. The partnership operates as a Think Tank to develop an Action Plan for the year. The plan has measurable and realistic targets. There is a focus on simplicity and taking small steps to ensure success. This group of people coming together to look at the work of the school and using their outside position to come up with fresh and interesting ideas to enhance this work ensures the success of the model.
Following the success of our inter-generational project with the Senior Citizens’ Tuesday Club in Teach na Daoine last year, the ATP committee decided it would be a good idea to continue with it this year as well. Miss O’Neill’s 4th class visited the club on Tuesday 7th May, accompanied by Mrs Flynn. They showed their […]
Members of the ATP Committee for 2018-19 2nd: Emilia & Lauren 3rd: Caragh, Karina & Rebecca 4th: Alesha & Angel 5th: Melisa & Clodagh 6th: Ella C & Ella L
Since Easter our pupils have been involved in a special inter-generational project with the senior citizens’ Tuesday Club which meets weekly in Teach na Daoine. The project was the brainchild of the school’s ATP Committee. Four different classes visited the club in Teach na Daoine over four Tuesdays and entertained the members in a variety […]
As part of their goal to make the school a more welcoming place,our ATP committee decided to do some gardening! They are pictured here planting some bedding plants at the front of the school with Mrs Healy.
The Action Team Partnership Adult Committee came up with the idea of developing an inter-generational project for the school as one of its climate of partnership goals for this year. The aim was to link the school with a senior citizen’s group in our local community and develop a project which would be mutually beneficial […]