Rebecca Hemerych, President and myself had the opportunity to attend the ACCS Convention in the Galmont Hotel, Galway from 7th to 9th March.

PACCS had an Exhibition Stand, courtesy of ACCS.  This gave us the opportunity to meet and speak to the Boards of Management in our schools and highlight our role as the Constituent body representing parents in all Community and Comprehensive schools and our place within NPCpp.

PACCS were extremely well received and our time there was very worthwhile.  As it was so close to PACCS Conference, we asked the Principals and Board members, to whom we had the opportunity to speak with, to encourage the parents in their schools to attend.

Convention Banquet and a presentation to Ms. Eileen Salmon, former General Secretary, ACCS was held on Thursday night.

This was preceded by a Recital by students of Moate Community School, All Ireland School Choir Final Winners. The Programme consisted of Looking at the World – John Rutter, I Got Rhythm – George and Ira Gershwin, Cantique De Jean Racine – Gabriel Faure, Yesterday – John Lennon and Paul McCartney and finished with El Ciela Canta Alegria – Pablo Sosa.

Choir Director:  Giselle Foley assisted by Annmarie Farrell

Accompannist:  Katherine Crossan

On behalf of PACCS, we thank ACCS for this opportunity.

Rebecca Hemerych, President, PACCS

Connie Carolan, Hon. General Secretary, PACCS