Introduction: In agreeing to their appointment to a Board of Management, a member of a Board is undertaking the valuable task of helping to shape and manage our voluntary secondary school, CBC, which is entrusted to their care. This work is done on a voluntary basis and while much of it is routine, nevertheless, it requires a commitment in terms of time and goodwill that is, perhaps, sometimes taken for granted.
With the involvement of parents, teachers and Trustee nominees, Boards of Management in our schools represent a true example of local partnership and volunteerism in action. A special debt of gratitude is owed to all those who serve on Boards.
Appointment to the Board: All members of the Board of Management are appointed by the Trustees. Trustees appoint four trustee nominees. At a properly convened staff meeting two teacher nominees are elected and, together with two elected parent nominees, they are appointed by the Trustees to the Board of Management.
Gender Balance: Section 14(5) of the Education Act 1998 refers to directions which may be given by the Minister in respect of “appropriate gender balance”. Trustees, parents and teachers should take account of gender balance when nominating or electing members
Election of Parents: There must be an election of parents/legal guardians of children currently in the school. The parents of children currently in the school elect two nominees for appointment to the Board. The election must be open to all parents and is not confined to the Parents Council or nominees drawn from the Parents Council.
Nomination Process: Nominations can be sought by writing to all parents/legal guardians asking them to return nominations to go forward for election. It should be advised that the consent of the nominee should be sought before putting the name forward. The nomination form can be found at the end of this notice.
This form should be downloaded, and a hard copy appropriately completed, signed and returned to the Board Secretary before 5pm this Friday, October 16th. These nominations, when returned to the school, will then, if necessary, be placed on a ballot paper for election.
Election Process - Nomination Option: If required, prepared ballot papers are posted to all parents/legal guardians, two per household, unless school records indicate otherwise. Parents/legal guardians are asked to indicate two names on the ballot paper for election. The election is by majority vote. The counting of votes takes place on a specified evening at a specified time by duly nominated tellers who are not candidates for election. All ballot papers should be placed in an envelope marked Ballot Paper to ensure it is a secret ballot. This envelope is then placed in a larger envelope with the name of the parent/legal guardian and the name and class of their son/daughter. The names are checked against the register of parents/legal guardians eligible to vote. In the event of a tied vote the elected parent is determined by lot.
Report by Charlie Flusk
Photos by @chesterpics
As I arrived into Energia Park, Donnybrook, I could feel the tension of all the players as they were warming up. CBC with their backs to the main pitch and Wesley College warming up at the far end. After what felt like a long time. The players going through the motions, stretching, jogging, throwing and kicking the ball around. Finally, both teams head for the changing rooms. This is it.
With CBC captain Charlie Meagher winning the toss and electing to Kick off towards the Bective end. Stakes were certainly high as a loss resulted in an immediate knock out and no second chance. Monkstown started strong and Wesley pinned in their 22 for the first 5 minutes of the match.
Wesley kicked for touch to help clear their lines. CBC line out just inside the Wesley half. Following a well drilled set piece, the ball was passed out to Ronan Mahon, who took the ball in stride a making a lovely solo break through their defence, stepping their 9 and dodging their full back for a fine try under the posts. Getting the score board moving and putting CBC in the lead just before the 15 minute water break. CBC 7-0 Wesley.
Wesley came back fighting with two un-converted tries making it 7-10 to Wesley at half time. Towards the end of the second half, a Monkstown set piece making 20 yards resulted in a penalty which Mahon kicked making it 10-10 for the 45 minute water break.
The intensity was insane as the noise from the crowd only grew louder towards the end. Now with only 10 minutes to go, Cuan ‘magic’ Hussey scored in the left corner from a very well worked Monkstown set piece, moving the ball out all the way to the winger to score in the corner, making it 15-10 Monkstown.
With the game drawing to a close Mahon sent a floating pass out to Hussey on the wing for another try. But unfortunately the game was not over yet. Wesley rushing up to take a quick kick-off putting Monkstown under pressure with a minute left on the clock. The Wesley #8 took it quickly and with a few phases on the CBC 5 meter line, Wesley scored under the posts as the clock went red, Monkstown 20-17 ahead.
CBC now wishing for the final whistle that the referee refused to blow. CBC had to kick-off back to an eager waiting Wesley team. CBC then making a few small mistakes, helped Wesley get back on the front foot on the Monkstown 22. The pressure was now unbearable as both teams were giving it their all, eventually one of the Wesley players dropped the ball, which resulted in a penalty to CBC which drew the game to a close.
MONKSTOWN 20 - 17 WESLEY COLLEGE
All the players and coaching staff were very relieved with the win as it was not their finest performance. They are all very eager to play St Vincents Castleknock in the next round.