Home School Liaison

Home School Community Liaison

My name is Breda Veale and I am the Home School Community Liaison Teacher (HSCL) in St. Joseph’s Primary School.

My main role is to work with you, the parents/guardians, along with the teachers and the wider community to enhance your son’s learning opportunities and to promote attendance, participation and retention in school.

My job also involves visiting you in your home to work with you, help you and act as a support to you in whatever way I can around any issues that may impinge on your child’s attendance, participation and retention in school.

I also link in and work with other key players both in the school and the local community when a family needs support.

I organise personal, leisure and academic classes and courses for adult family members in the school; thereby encouraging you to take an active role in your child’s education while empowering yourself and learning new skills. Parents/Guardians and family members are always encouraged to be part of the decision making in St. Joseph’s Primary School and so I would encourage you to become involved in our Parents Association so your voice can be heard and to be part of the policy formation in the school.

Please feel free to contact me anytime Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm on 086 1722679.

I look forward to meeting you.

Breda Veale, HSCL teacher.


  • To help motivate children to participate to the best of their ability in their own education
  • To enable parents to actively participate in their children’s education
  • To build up a partnership between Home and School in order to enhance the children’s life-long attitudes to learning
  • To promote co-operation between home, school and community agencies for the benefit of the children’s education

In-Class Programmes

  • Reading Buddies
  • Maths 4 Fun
  • Maths & Chats
  • Storysack Reading
  • Family Learning Cookery
  • Paired Reading

Courses for Parents

  • Food & Cookery
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Internet Safety for Parents
  • Art & Crafts
  • Fitness
  • Wellbeing
  • Storysack Making

Other Activities

  • Walk and Talk Thursdays
  • My Child, My Vision-6th Class Transfer Programme
  • Pre-school to Junior Infant Transfer Programme
  • Easter/Summer Camps
  • Tesco Stronger Starts
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Attendance Initiatives

Get in Touch

Phone/fax:  058-42873 

Email:  info@stjosephsprimary.ie

Address -. St Joseph’s Primary School , Mitchell Street , Dungarvan , Co Waterford. X35P527