HSCL – Home School Community Liaison
Welcome to the HSCL section of the schools website. Please check in regularly for updates on upcoming events organised by the HSCL scheme.
Carmel Maguire is my name and I am the coordinator of the Home School Community Liaison scheme in Coláiste an Átha. It is a full time post dedicated to linking the up the home, the school and the community. I have been a teacher here for many years (too long to count!) and have seen many of our students go on to reach their potential in their chosen careers . I started working here as a teacher of Physical Education and Science. Over the years I have taught CSPE and SPHE. Now I am the full time coordinator of HSCL.
As part of my role I would like to let you know that my office is open to you the parent guardian to visit me at any time during the school year. You are most welcome. I will also visit as many homes as is possible throughout the year.
I want to make the transition of our students from Primary to Secondary as seamless as possible. In this regard I will try to prioritise the families of our first year students. However I will endeavour to visit as many homes as possible. The main focus of my visits is to be supportive to you the parent/guardians. In addition the visits will be informative of upcoming events /programmes /courses being run in the school and community, that may be of interest to you.
I am also a member of the care team in school and as such will be vigilant to the needs of your child.
Remember though, you are the prime educators . I hope to enhance and consolidate that role so together we can achieve the best for your child.