Parents

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Contact details:
stpaulsparentsassoc@gmail.com

Welcome to St Paul’s Parents Association

The Parents’ Association are involved in many aspects of school life and we are here for the benefit of you as parents and your son as he develops from a pre teen into an adult.

Some of the roles of the parents association

  • Liaising with school management on expectations of parents/guardians as it relates to the education of their children
  • Fundraising to help cover day to day costs
  • Ongoing development within the College, to provide a range of facilities for your son,which are not funded by Department of Education.
  • Two representatives from the parents association hold positions on the Board of Management
  • Monthly meetings to keep in touch with the school and the staff and to discuss any issues relevant to the Parents Association
  • Discuss issues that have been raised to the parents association with regard to their sons educational, pastoral and developmental needs

The Parents Association is involved in a number of fundraisers throughout the year , this enables us to support the school through replacement of equipment and sponsoring special days.

We welcome any new parent to the school and would encourage them to become involved with our association in order for both parents and son to get the best out of their time in Saint Paul’s

If you are available to help at any event please contact us at stpaulsparentsassoc@gmail.com

If you are a past pupil we would love to hear your experiences of the college and would welcome any involvement small or large.

We welcome any assistance that parents can offer the Association on either a formal or informal basis. The committee meets at 8pm on the first Wednesday of every month during the school year.

Our next meeting is Wednesday 4th March 2019 at 8pm

Current News

Careers Night  – Wednesday 20th March from 7pm – 9pm

The Parents Association will host the first ever careers evening on Wednesday 20th March from 7pm – 9pm.

This event is aimed at Transition Year, 5th and 6th year students only.

The PA conducted a survey with the students in conjunction with the school to establish their areas of interest in relation to further progression into

Education/apprenticeship or a specific career.

We will bring together on this night as many professionals as possible to chat with the students in an informal setting. They will discuss what the particular career entails and answer any questions the students may have.

 

We are still trying to fill some slots in the areas of interest they expressed.

If you are available to chat with the boys about your particular profession we would be delighted to hear from you.

Can you contact eithnecairney@hotmail.com

 

 

Quiz Night – Thursday 4th April

The annual Quiz Night is an event that we all look forward too. It raises much needed and essential funds for your son and for the school.

The quiz be held in Clontarf Rugby Club on Thursday 4th April at 8pm.

The Parents Association would love your support with this event and we can guarantee a fun night will be had by all. Your son/s are also very welcome to attend as well as your extended family and friends. Spread the word.

We are also seeking sponsorship for this event. If you wish to sponsor a table or be published in the programme for the evening please contact eithnecairney@hotmail.com

 

Plant Sale  – Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May 2019

This event is famous and is forever growing in popularity with the local community and further afield. The Parents Association will host a spectacular display of plants which are for sale. The reputation of the source of the plants and the quality of the plants  is now very well established. The PA will also have tea/coffee/pastries for sale on the day. We will also run a raffle for wonderful prizes you may be in with a chance to win on the day.

Again we are seeking parents support to put this event together. There is major organising involved and many hands make like the work. If you can help can you please contact stpaulsparentsassoc@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

All the events we deliver raise funds that are spent on essential items of class equipment/educational programmes/ sports equipment/  white good etc. that the school otherwise would not be able to purchase. In the last few years we have supported buying and sponsoring:

 

  • New Electronic Sign at the main entrance
  • Flooring in the Study Hall
  • Donations to various extra curriculum activities
  • New Sport uniform for Basketball
  • Donations to improve school technology & communication

 

 

We support any project or initiative that benefits the boys.

 

Our latest project, and one that we know you will be delighted to hear about, is building an outdoor canopy area that all the boys can use in all weathers to have their lunch, read, relax and just hang out.

 

Watch this space we will keep you posted.

 

The Parents Association can be contacted via email at stpaulsparentsassoc@gmail.com