Parents’ Association

We have a fantastic PA who run great fundraisers and support our school in its everyday life. They provide reception and refreshments at various events over the year, support us in providing extras for our students (such as sponsoring visitors to the school, workshops, dance classes etc.) We are delighted to work with them as valued partners in education.

What is a Parent’s Association?

The Parent’s Association forms an integral part of our school community and a dedicated committee works hard throughout the year on tasks including:

• Organising welcome events for new pupils (and parents) to the school
• Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents, e.g. guest speaker on parenting/health etc
• Providing support/organisational input to major school events, e.g. Sports Day/Active Week/First Holy Communion/ Confirmation, etc
• Contributing to school newsletter
• Helping to organise and supervise extracurricular activities
• Organising Fundraising Events for the school

Each parent of a child enrolled in the school is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association and the active participation of a large number of parents is necessary to maintain the level of parental support our school so desperately needs.

April 2021

A lovely surprise on non uniform day – a gift of Bodibro hoodies and half zips from our super Parents’ Association! Wear them well, 6th class! #graduation

 

A message from the Parents’ Association 27/11/2020

As you all know, we were unable to run our Halloween Disco event this year due to Covid 19, so the PA are looking to run “Christmas Themed Dress Up Fridays” throughout December for the children. So essentially, no school uniforms on Fridays (win win all round for both kids and parents!)….. This will start on Friday 4th December 2020. We are looking for donations of €10 euro per family, however, no pressure to donate and we would be glad of any contributions large or small. Donations will not be sought until the second week of the dress up. With our parent support, we will continue to fund fun based activities for our children during the school year. This year we are looking to fund some very special Christmas treats – more to be revealed shortly. In addition, we will continue to support Ukulele lessons which were so popular last year – so hopefully we will be able to continue with this activity again after Christmas.

So – what to wear on Fridays….it can be a jumper, headgear, crazy socks, earnings or even a hat – but it must have a Christmas Theme.

The donations can be given to the Teachers.

Thanks to all of our Parents, Teachers and School staff for your continued support.

Parents Association Committee

 

 

Here are the minutes of the last Parents’ Association meeting:

PA – Minutes of Meeting – 29.01.2020 ER

Castletown National School Parents Association Committee – AGM 03.10.2018 Minutes (1)