St. John's SNS Arklow

Parents' Association

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In our school we have a long standing tradition of a very active Parents Association. We have this because we know that:

  • Children do better, behave better and are happier at school when parents and teachers work closely together and when parents are able to give their children support at home
  • Teachers can do a better job when they are supported by and work closely with parents
  • Parents can do a better job when they have the support of other parents

Our current committee:

Jacinta Geraghty and Samantha Flynn- chairpersons

Suzanne Mc Loughlin- secretary

To be decided - treasurer

Jeannette Neary

Aisling Costello

Justyna Hempenstall

Natalie O'Brien

Cait O'Loughlin

Patrice Nicholson

Their fundraising activities include:

  • Silver Circle
  • Fortnightly non- uniform days
  • Cake Sales
  • Raffles

Here is a flavour of some of the wonderful extra activities our P.A. can provide due to their hard work fundraising:

  • 6 weeks of dance classes from a professional dance teacher for all 18 classes
  • Subsidise one educational trip for each class
  • Pay for Aladdin Connect which enhances a school's communication with its parents and texting to parents
  • Under our school’s positive behaviour system they provide all prizes for the ‘Credit Box’ and a termly cinema trip for a large group of children
  • Provide a graduation party for the outgoing 6th class pupils and their families and a gift for each of these students in June
  • When the need arises for additional teaching resources which would enhance the educational experience of the children they are always willing

Along with this they also:

  • Organise our extremely successful Book Rental Scheme which is a mammoth task with over 85% of families partaking in the scheme
  • Run a weekly in school library for all 3rd, 4th and 5th classes
  • Provide catering for all in school events

P.A. Income & Expenditure 2020-2021

Income 11,420 (including opening balance of 1,500)

Fundraisers held - Christmas cards and non uniform days

Expenditure 8,463.12

Paid for plastic boxes, competition prizes, Halloween treats, Panto tickets, hoodies for 6th classes, sports day medals, Graduation expenses, Aladdin texts and sport's day treats.

Coolgreaney Rd, Yardland, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
0402 32545
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