What Events does the PPSPA Organise?
Each year the team organise events/activities which have included a visit by SkyDome Planetarium, Reptile Zoo, Communion Receptions, new parents coffee morning, Christmas selection boxes for Junior & Senior Infants, gift and reception for graduation classes.
We also fund specialist learning materials and resources for the children which teachers may not have the funds for but which can substantially support the learning experience for the children. To date this year we have supported St. Lorcan's by funding their Aistear programme, Maths station teaching and their new sensory room.
How does the PPSPA fundraise?
The PPSPA have introduced two brand new initiatives, firstly the award winning Sticks and Stones Anti-bullying programme which was run for all parents and was then rolled out to the senior classes. This programme supports the schools in their objective to educate the children about bullying.
Secondly the Parent’s Association introduced a brand new programme for parents – Introduction to Project Maths for Parents - which introduces 6th class parents to the maths their child will be learning in 1st Year of secondary school.
It goes without saying that we need to fundraise in order to provide much of the events/activities for the school community (pupils, teachers, parents). We like to fundraise using such initiatives as “Design a Christmas Card” so that you get something in return for your money.
How do I get involved?
Who are the current PPSPA group?
We hold our monthly meetings on Tuesday nights. We decide on the date of our next meeting at the end of each meeting. Parents' Association meetings usually take place at 7.30pm in the staff-room of St. Lorcan's B.N.S.
Our AGM will be held on 28th May 2019 in the main hall of St Loracns BNS, everyone is welcome and if you want to get involved with the Parents Association during the upcoming school year or would like to put your name down as a volunteer you can speak to one of our members on the night.
Natasha Lester - (Chairperson)
Suzanne Barr Lynch - (Treasurer)