St. Anthony’s Parents’ Association is excited to have a very active and creative group. We are well supported by the school and have a great partnership with the Principal and staff. Every year we work together to introduce new and exciting projects as well as host annual events such as the Confirmation and Communion receptions. We strive to enhance the boys’ school experience in a positive and fun way.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
At the heart of the St. Anthony’s Parents’ Association is the goal to Create Lasting Memories. We hope the events and programmes we organise create fun, positive, memories for the boys and will stay with them long after their years at St. Anthony’s.
How We Work!
Our aim is to have a class representative for each class who then make up a working Parents’ Association Committee of about 30 people.
We are led by a Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Committee meets monthly, typically the third Wednesday evening of the month. We also have sub committees with project leads who organise specific events.
In addition, we get great support from our wider volunteer list of parents who cannot commit to the Committee but can volunteer their time when it suits. We use Sign Up! which is a free online tool that allow us to create, coordinate and track our events.
You can volunteer for our events. Sign up by clicking here!
The Parents’ Association is primarily financed through an annual voluntary contribution from each family.
Our Events and Programmes
Here is a list of some of the events we organise and host throughout the year:
- Coffee Morning for Junior Infants and New Families
- 2nd Hand Uniform Resale
- Scholastic Book Fair (every second year)
- Staff Appreciation Morning
- Vincent De Paul Collection / The Giving Tree
- Santa Visit for Junior and Senior Infants
- Guest Speaker / Informational Talks
- Confirmation and Communion Receptions serving up to 1000 guests each
- Healthy Eating Week (every second year)
- 6th Class Farewell Party
- Infants Sports Day
Why Get Involved?
There are many benefits to being involved in the Parents’ Association. It is a great way to get to know the workings of our school. The parents also create their own memories by working together, achieving great things and making new friends.
The feel-good factor is another plus! You make a difference through our charitable work and put smiles on children’s faces when they’re enjoying the programmes and events we provide. Children love to see their parents involved in their school – it gives them an added sense of comfort and security and makes them feel proud.
For the 2017/18 School Year the current Committee Members are:
Chairperson – Niamh Foley
Secretary – Jill McAndrews
Treasurer – Denise Mulcahy
Email the Parents’ Association at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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