All parents are  automatically members of the Parents’ Association.  The Parents’ Association meets regularly throughout the year.  You can contact the Parents’ Association at 

What do we do?

Working in partnership with the Board of Management, Principal and teachers of the school, the Parents’ Association (PA) exists to support the parents/guardians of the children and to help enrich the education of our children.  We work to run activities for the children and help out at school occasions, as well as fundraising from time to time. The funds we raise are donated back to the school each year, and help to improve the facilities and activities for all of the children in the schools. 

How can you get involved?

The Parents’ Association has a small committee but otherwise relies on parents/guardians to help out in any way they can. 

This can include:

  • Sharing skills and/or ideas
  • Giving feedback on parent/guardian views on aspects of school policy (e.g. homework policy, anti-bullying)
  • Hospitality – arranging coffee/tea at school events e.g. Confirmation, Communion, Easter & Christmas Fair
  • Volunteer as class representative – be a point of contact for parents/guardians to communicate with each other and arrange out-of-school social events for the parents of the class to get to know each other
  • Organising events e.g.  Santa visit, Easter Bunny, Uniform Sale
  • Weekly Lotto 

 

5 reasons to be part of the Parents’ Association

  1. Becoming an active member of the Parents’ Association is very rewarding and a great way to get to know the workings of the school, as well as other parents and guardians at the school.
  2. Budgets at every school are tight. Money raised in school fundraisers is often used to pay for those little extras – toys in the classroom or a bus for a school trip.
  3. By joining the PA, you have the chance to promote and enhance the school’s standing within the local community.
  4. Everyone has different talents and skills they can bring to the PA and there are plenty of ways of incorporating all the different things that people can offer.
  5. The commitment isn’t too much. The occasional meeting and odd fundraiser.