Home School Community Liaison (HSCL)

At Coláiste Éamann Rís we are very fortunate to have the very dedicated Carmel O’Callaghan as HSCL co-ordinator. Ms. O’Callaghan is a French and English teacher from within the school appointed to the role of HSCL.

All parents of first year students can expect to meet with Ms. O’Callaghan at their own home inside the first term of the new academic year. 

A note about the work of HSCL

HSCL Coordinators are teachers in schools, assigned to HSCL, to work primarily with the salient adults in the child’s life, in order to empower them, so that they can better support their children to attend school, participate in education and develop positive attitudes to life-long learning.   Central to the HSCL initiative, is the identification of needs and the provision of a tailored and proportionate response to those needs, through a range of interventions, which are evidence-based, focused and structured.

HSCL Coordinators, as agents of change in schools, work in an integrated way with all other support services, particularly School Completion Programme staff and Educational Welfare Officers, to implement a whole-school approach to improving attendance, participation and retention in education.