The PTA has a representative from the school ( Ms. Richards currently) and about 8-10 parents depending on the year representing all the classes in the school. The PTA help arrange a number of fund raising events in the school each year. The largest event of the year is the Christmas Fair. In the lead up to the fair we sell Christmas cards and calendars featuring the children’s art work and their photographs which are hugely popular with grandparents and family.
Other events include bake sales held each term. Four classes bake, and the goods are sold in the school hall to all the children. We also a host junior and senior movie afternoon each term in the school hall which are hugely popular with the children. Other events include serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, and helping host events for the school like the Down Syndrome HB Ice cream Day.
The funds the PTA raise help finance the classroom assistants in Junior Infants and the Senior Infants room each year. This year we also replaced the hockey jerseys for the school boys & girls teams. At the moment we are fund raising for additional ipads for the school and should be in a position to purchase 3 to 4 more new ones before the end of the school year.
We are very thankful to have the support of the teachers and the parents to make our ideas come to fruition.