Patrick Brophy

Our community has many organisations working with migrants and refugees, notably the CDETB and Dublin Northwest Partnership. These organisations provide magnificent courses and events for families who are new to the area, from healthy eating, food deliveries and beginner / intermediate English courses. Our school was recently given DEIS status and part of the HSCL role is to coordinate these events for parents and where possible facilitate them at school. We have partnered with other schools in the area and invited parents regardless of where their child is attending. It is great for students to see their families engaging with schools and improving their skills. This year we held a community wellness fair where the children performed a mix of Irish and international songs while the parents explored services, wellness activities and enjoyed refreshments. We also held informal conversational English classes for families recently arrived from Ukraine, a lovely social way for those parents to connect. We are going to continue this next year.

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