SCHOOL  HOME  LIAISON  refers to a  “School Home Community Liaison Teacher”.   

The aim of the  “School Home Community Liaison Teacher” is to develop partnership and co-operation between parents, teachers and relevant community agencies. Everybody works together with the best interests of the children in mind.   Parents are encouraged to participate more fully in their children’s education and to become more involved in the life of the school.   We encourage parents to become aware of their own ability in enhancing their children’s educational progress.  

Gardiner Street School has a dedicated full time School Home Community Liaison Teacher (S.H.C.L.T.) whose job it is to provide this essential link between home and school.   Our S.H.C.L.Teacher is Sharron Downey.

The HSCL teacher works with parents/guardians in a number of ways:

  •  visiting parents/guardians in their homes
  •   organising courses, talks or meetings for parents/guardians in the school   e.g. example computer classes, support classes for parents
  •  actively involving parents/guardians in their children’s education e.g through projects such as Science for Fun, Maths for Fun and Literacy for Fun
  • promoting closer partnership between teachers and parents
  • working with relevant community agencies that play a role in the life if the child

  Sharron is available from 8.50am – 2.30pm each school day.

 How to contact Sharron: 

  • Parents can drop into the school and meet Sharron.

  • Parents may  phone Sharron at  087 6364351.

  • Parents may email Sharron at