Greystones Community College

Board of Management

The Board of Management of Greystones Community College will be elected over the coming months. The function of the Board of Management is to oversee the management of the school on behalf of the patron, Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board. The Board of Management must uphold the characteristic spirit of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including providing guidance and direction to the teachers and other staff of the school and is accountable for that management.

A board of management for an ETB school has a clear remit to manage that school on behalf of the ETB, in accordance with legislation; Department of Education circulars, guidelines and procedures; and any policies or strategies that the ETB may establish regarding the operation of its schools.

The primary role of a board of management is one of governance. Governance is about providing direction and oversight for a school while ensuring that the rights of all members of the school community are upheld and that the school is accountable for its work. The functions of a board may, in the main, be categorised under three different headings:

  • Policy setting and strategic planning
  • Monitoring the implementation of policy, strategy and plans
  • Supporting the principal and his/her staff.

Greystones Community College will be seeking expressions of interests from the different stakeholders interested in putting themselves forward to support the school as a Board member.

The Board of Management will consist of:

  • Four nominees of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board.
  • Two nominees elected by the teachers in the school.
  • Two nominees elected by the parents.
  • The Principal is a non-voting member of the Board and is responsible for implementing the Board's policies in the day to day management of the school.
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BOM Chairperson - Cllr Lourda Scott

BOM Secretary - Mr Ruairí Farrell

Board of Management Members 2020 - 2024:

  1. Mr. Philip Ryan (Parent nominee) - replaced Mr. David Nugent (2023)
  2. Ms. Orla Guiry (Parent nominee)
  3. Mr. John Blake (Teacher nominee)
  4. Ms. Ruth O'Sullivan (Teacher nominee)
  5. Mr. David O'Gorman (ETB nominee)
  6. Cllr. Lourda Scott (ETB nominee)
  7. Cllr. Gail Dunne (ETB nominee)
  8. Ms. Susan Ngereso McDarby (ETB nominee)
  9. Cllr. Gerry Walsh (Community nominee)
  10. Ms. Emma Uí Súilleabháin (Community nominee)
  11. Ms. Sharon Hogan (Community nominee)
  12. Mr. Ruairi Farrell (Secretary to BOM - non voting member)

The scheduled Board of Management Meetings for 2023/2024 are listed below:

BOM.01.23-24 – Thursday September 14th 2023
BOM.02.23-24 – Thursday November 9th 2023
BOM.03.23-24 – Thursday January 11th 2024
BOM.04.23-24 – Thursday March 14th 2024
BOM.05.23-24 – Thursday May 9th 2024

The agreed community report from Board of Management Meetings are available to view here:

Aug 23
Welcome Morning 1st Year Students Only 09:30 - 12pm
Aug 23
Induction for Transfer Students 11am - 12pm
Aug 26
School re-opens for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Years only 08:25am
Aug 27
Classes as normal - All Students
Mill Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, A63 A3K2.
Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board
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