Wednesday, 19 September 2012



It’s that time of year again when a new PA Committee is elected.  This year we are looking for new volunteers to come forward and work in a team to help with PA activities.  Every year people say “it’s the same people every year doing everything” this year lets break that mould and try to get involved in the PA in any way you can.  I understand many have full time jobs, small children etc. However, this is your child’s education and the way the cuts are coming in its becoming more difficult every year to get funding for basic equipment and supplies. You may not for want to become a PA Committee Member.  However, this does not mean you cannot participate in PA activates, ways of helping include:  Attending events, Volunteering for running events, Signing up for different clubs for example Garden Club / Web administrators - these are all excellent ways of getting involved.  I encourage all to get involved.

Last School Term the PA had a great team who raised money for many items from the Parents/Teachers wish lists.  Item received:
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground Marking
  • PE/Sports Equipment
  • GAA Hurley/Helmets/ Footballs
  • School Sport Jersey
  • Hockey Sticks/equipment
  • Musical Instruments (classroom assistance request)
  • Shelving/ table/ storage (IKEA)
  • Money was given to bord of management for the New White Board in one of the classes.
  • Ladder
  • Fridge/Oven (staff room) Kitchen
  • Holy Communion Party (big shout out to everyone involved)
  • IPAD
  • School Sign (in progress)
  • Garden project (in progress)

All of these items could not have been purchased without a strong/dedicated Parent’s Association.  A big thank you to everyone for your support and dedication throughout the year.  Please come along on Monday Oct 15th 2012 8pm at the Scoil to volunteer / show your support.  Remember the PA cannot operate effectively without volunteers.