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.

We have recently launched a Facebook page where we will share information about upcoming events and news about the college. Please follow us on facebook.com/StPaulsCollegePA

We are also on Twitter @StPaulsCollegeP

Current News

Quiz Night – Thursday March 19th 2020

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. This year past pupil and RTÉ Sport presenter Damien O’Meara will be the quizmaster.

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.

You can book your table by emailing stpaulsparentsassoc@gmail.com or reserve online https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St_Pauls_College_Parents_Association/ClubEventItems/

Sponsorship is available 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 16th May 2020

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

Recent Events

Careers Night – Wednesday 20th November

After the success of the first ever careers evening in March The Parents Association hosted the second careers evening on Wednesday 20th November.

The event was aimed at Transition Year, 5th and 6th year students.

On the evening we brought together on professionals to chat with the students in an informal setting. They discussed what their particular career entails and answered any questions the students may have.

Carols Service – Thursday December 12th

Once again everyone enjoyed another tremendous Carols Service and the PA provided refreshments at the end of the evening.

Bag Packing – January 2020

Thanks to everyone who supported our recent bag pack in SuperValu Killester. We’d especially like to thank the staff and management of SuperValu. Major thanks to the parents and especially the pupils who helped pack the bags on Friday and Saturday.

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. The Parents Association can be contacted via email at stpaulsparentsassoc@gmail.com and please follow us on facebook.com/StPaulsCollegePA