St Columba's School Parents' Association

What is the Parents’ Association?

The Parents Association (PA) is for all parents of children in the school and is a structure through which parents/guardians can work together for the best possible education for their children.

 

We welcome your support and hearing your views so please feel free to contact any PA members or e-mail us at ionaparents@gmail.com

 

 

Activities

In addition to assisting parents with any queries, throughout the year the PA organises activities and fund raising for the school.  PA members and volunteers assist with events including First Communion, Graduation, School trips, Quiz nights, Book fair, and Christmas and Easter celebrations amongst others.  Fund raising activities include the annual table quiz, raffles, personalised Christmas cards, and GAA car parking.  

 

Funds raised by the PA are used by the school for items that may not be covered by government funding.  Over the past few years this has included the purchase of classroom blinds, interactive whiteboards, iPad’s, the hall stage and the sound system.

 

 

Meetings

We are a very relaxed and informal group and new members are always welcome.  Meetings are held in the school approximately once every 8 weeks, generally on a Tuesday at 8pm and usually last less than an hour. (At present meetings are suspended due to public health guidelines.)

 

The meetings are quite enjoyable and a great way to get involved with the school and also to meet other parents.  There is no obligation to attend as we all know the pressures of getting kids ready for school the next day! 

 

 

Would you like to join the Committee?

All parents/guardians are members of the PA, with a number of people joining a committee each year with officers also selected. There are currently over 20 people on the committee. If you would like to become a Committee Member please fill out the details on this form and return to ionaparents@gmail.com and we will be in contact with you. New members are always welcome.

 

Alternatively, if you would like to help but are unable to join the committee the PA also have a list of volunteers that we call upon occasionally to assist. Please email ionaparents@gmail.com if you would like to register your interest in becoming a volunteer.

The PA collaborates with the school on many events for the benefit of the students. The PA also fosters a social network for parents providing the chance to meet other parents, discuss ideas and get advice. It is a great way to become part of the school community.

We are always keen to get parents to join so feel free to get in touch.

Thank you,

St Columba’s School Parents’ Association