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St Clare’s N.S. Parents Association

 

Christmas Hamper Winners

Congratulations to our hamper winners as seen below.  Aaron Daly won first prize and his ticket was sold by Ryan Curwin. Padric Stafford won 2nd prize and his ticket was sold by Conor Murray. Ms Fitzpatrick won 3rd prize and Casey Moynihan won the sellers prize.

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Donation by Parent’s Association

Following the AGM of the Parents Association the committee made a donation of €10,000.00 to our school. Pictured presenting the cheque to Mr. Mc Cartin are members of the PA Committee. The donation will be used to update the computers  in our computer room which will benefit all our pupils. This donation is possible because of the support all our parents give the PA with their fundraising efforts. Everyone in St. Clare’s N.S. are really appreciative of the support!

 

 

 

Role of the Parents Association

The parents association is the structure through which the parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.

The parents association in a school works with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective co-operation and partnership between home and school.

The role of the parent’s association is set down in the Education Act 1998 as follows:
“A parents association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co-operation with the board, principal, teachers and students”.

Usually the parents association will elect a committee who manage the responsibilities of the parent association on behalf of all the parents. The size and formation of the committee is usually determined by the size of the school and the amount of activities to be undertaken.

St Clare’s National School held the Annual General Meeting on the 8th November 2017

Here is a list of the events carried out or supported by St. Clare’s PA in 2016/2017

  • Blotto

  • Christmas & Easter Hampers

  • Christmas Calenders

  • Communion Tea’s & Coffees

  • Be Active Award – Dec 2016

  • School play

  • Graduation Mass

The following Members where elected to the Committee for 2017/2018:

  • Chairperson – Vincie Conaty

  1. Chairperson Louise Connaghan

  • Secretary Helen Cussen

  1. Secretary – Lisa Reilly

  • Joint Treasurer – Maria Byrne

  • Joint Treasurer – Lizzy Brady

  • PRO – Paula Coleman

  • PRO – Mary Lovett

  • PRO – Louise Brant

  • PRO – Yvonne Lynch

  • NPC Rep – Joanne Cusack

  • NPC Rep – Melissa Rubotham

  • PRO – Yvonne Lynch

  • CC Rep – Michelle Lynch

  • CC Rep – Damien Smith

  • CC Rep – Kelly Denning

  • CC Rep – Neil McCabe

  • Cultural Rep: Paulina Fidler

  • Cultural Rep: Bozena Zupanska

  • Cultural Rep: Ester Williams

  • Cultural Rep: Kate Smith

  • Cultural Rep: Maydalena Koza

  • BOM: Fiona McCall RETURNING

  • BOM: Joe O’Reilly RETURNING

In the 2017 AGM, St Clares PA donated €10,000 to the School. Karl McCartin thanked the PA’s for the donation and inform the meeting that money will go towards  the following:

  • purchase of IT Equipment, 5 tablets for the school

  • Extra Irish readers/ Children novels and

  • Science equipment.

Karl McCartin gave the attendees at the AGM a summary of all the activities that are ongoing in the school in 2017/2018

  • Breakfast Club – SCNS sough €25,000 to fund this scheme in 2017.

  • Various school clubs include: Musical School Choir, Student Coucil, Irish Club. Green School Committee, Drama Club & Gardening Club

  • New Initiatives in school – Team Teaching & Station Teaching in 2017

  • Food Waste Initiative

  • Tennis Coach & Gymnastics to commence in Jan 2018.

Currently the Parents Association Committee is in the process of preparing the school calendars and Christmas Hampers for 2017. The winners to be posted on the web site in the New Year.

 

Easter Hamper Winners

The Parent’s Association organised some fantastic Easter hampers which were won by the very lucky Ann Hogan and Francis Davis

 

 

 

 

Easter Hampers

Easter Raffle Cards are being sent home with your child this week. All cards must be returned to school by March 31, 2017. Draw will take place on April  6th, 2017. All proceeds are returned to the school and directly support your child. Thank you for your continued support of St. Clares NS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful Parents Association Christmas Hamper Draw

 

Our hard-working Parents Association organised yet another successful Christmas Hamper Draw. Sponsorship cards were issued to each family with proceeds going towards additional resources and help with extra-curricular activities in our school. We were very lucky that Santa was in the building to pick the winners who were :

 

 

1. Arnis Egutis sold by Daniel Sloskans

2. Aoife Brant sold by Ciara Brant

3. Marcos Da Silva sold by Evelyn Pereira Da Silva

 

 

 

Many thanks to everyone who supported our recent fundraising and a big well done to the pupils in the school pictured here who sold a full card of sponsorship lines! Thanks again to our Parent’s Association who organised the entire event.

Role of the Parents Association
The parents association is the structure through which the parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.
The parents association in a school works with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective co-operation and partnership between home and school.
The role of the parent’s association is set down in the Education Act 1998 as follows:
“A parents association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co-operation with the board, principal, teachers and students”.

Usually the parents association will elect a committee who manage the responsibilities of the parent association on behalf of all the parents. The size and formation of the committee is usually determined by the size of the school and the amount of activities to be undertaken.

 

 

St Clare’s National School held the Annual General Meeting on the 18th October 2016.

The following Members where elected to the Committee for 2016:

⦁ Chairperson Vincie Conaty
⦁ V. Chairperson Louise Connaghan
⦁ Secretary Helen Cussen
⦁ V. Secretary Lisa Reilly
⦁ Treasurer Maria Byrne
⦁ Vice Treasurer Lizzy Brady
⦁ PRO Shirley Byres
⦁ PRO Mary Lovett
⦁ NPC Rep Joanne Cusack
⦁ NPC Rep Melissa Rubotham
⦁ CC Rep Bridget Hickey
⦁ CC Rep Damien Smith

At the AGM the Committee presented a defibrillator to the school on behalf of the parents association. Training on the defibrillator to follow.

Currently the Parents Association Committee is in the process of preparing the school calendars and Christmas Hampers for 2016. The winners to be posted in the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couch to 5Km

The Parent’s Association are not running the couch to 5km this year and anybody looking to renew their insurance for the running track in the field, which may have lapsed, are asked to please contact any committee member of Castlerahan GFC.

Christmas Hamper and Selection Box winners

Below are a list of the lucky individuals who won our Christmas hampers and selection boxes

Christmas Hamper Winners 2015
1. Lonergan Family
2. Patty McBreen
3. Aoibheann Reilly
4. James O’Toole
5. Teresa Cockburn
6. Anna Brady
7. Monica Dyer
8. Jim Mulvey

Selection Box Winners
Erin Rogalska
Brialynn Clive
Emma Murray
Charley McDonald
Alanna McQuillan
Patrick McBreen
Dominykas Zilius
Erin Reid
Edgars Sprogis
Fionn Egan

 

 We welcome the new members of our Parent’s Association  who were elected recently.

Parents’ Association 2015/16

Chairperson

Vincy Conaty 

Vice Chairperson

Amanda Barr

 

Secretary

Anthony Whelan

 

Vice Secretary

Audrey Behan

 

Treasurer

Lizzy Brady

 

Vice Treasurer

Maria Byrne

 

Public Relations Officers

Mary Lovett

Paula Coleman

Ivan Zhyrankova

 

Community Council Reps

Damian Smith

Louise Brant

Bridget Hickey

Michelle Byrne

 

National Parents Council

Melissa Rubotham

Yvonne Cusack

Diana Wiecek

Dorfa Rokida

 

Cultural Representatives

Agatha Zimoch

Marian Swoboja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent’s association 2014-2015

The Parents’ Association would like to welcome everyone back after the summer break, with a special welcome to all our new pupils and parents. We hope this year will be enjoyable for everyone.

During the year the Parents’ Association organises events to raise funds for the school and promote good relations between teachers, pupils and parents.

Last year we came up with some good new ideas and hope families enjoyed our efforts.

  • In November we ran the Community Blotto in aid of the school and launched the Couch to 5k which ran until March when the 5k fun run took place

  • In December we organised the school calendars, a visit from Santa and the Christmas Hamper draw

  • In March we collected clothes for the Laura Lynn Foundation

  • In April we had an Easter Raffle and all the children got an Easter treat

  • In May we organised a photographer for the Communion and helped run the refreshments served after the ceremony

  • In June we helped out with the 6th class Graduation serving tea, coffee and cakes.

Funds raised from all of these events bought:

  • Camogie kits for the girl’s Camogie teams

  • Playground marking to make break time more enjoyable

  • And a large chunk of money was spent on updating and fixing the school I.T. equipment. Purchasing four new Projectors for the Infants classrooms

 

This year like last our first fundraising event will be selling the blotto for four weeks from Tuesday, 15th September. Please give your support and help out where you can.

This year’s A.G.M. will be held in the school on Wednesday, 21st October at 8.00 pm. We hope to see lots of new faces with great new ideas. So please come along.

Thanking everyone for all the support last year.

From the Outgoing Committee of 2015.