St. John's SNS Arklow

Parents' Association


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

Anna Furlong- treasurer

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

May 21
Non-uniform day
Jun 04
Non-uniform day
Jun 07
Public Holiday
Jun 18
Non-uniform day
Coolgreaney Rd, Yardland, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
0402 32545
© 2021 St. John's SNS Arklow