Our schools Parent's Association
The Palmerstown Primary Schools Parents Association (PPSPA) is your parent group responsible for liaising with the school and staff on behalf of parents to ensure the best possible education for the children. All parents/guardians of pupils enrolled in St. Lorcan’s and St. Brigid’s are members. PPSPA are very active in a number of ways, representing parent concerns at our monthly meetings with the school principals, contributing to policy documents and organising special events for the children.
What events/activities does the PPSPA organise?
Each year the team organise events/activities which have included a visit by an ice-cream van, 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. The PPSPA have introduced 2 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 in both schools. 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.
How does the PPSPA fundraise?
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). The PPSPA distribute Voluntary Contribution envelopes to the schools during the month of October and request a donation of up to €25 per family. However we like to fundraise using such initiatives as “Design a Christmas Card” so that you get something in return for your money.
Who are the current PPSPA group?
Annemarie McAuley - Chairperson
Catriona Ryan - Secretary
Suzanne Barr - Treasurer
Pat Carey - BOM St. Brigid's
Elaine O'Dwyer - BOM St. Brigid's
Gerry McDonagh - BOM St. Lorcan's
Simona Cutcan - BOM St.Lorcan's
How do I get involved?
We hold our monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month during the school term
in St.Brigid’s School Hall @ 8.15pm, our AGM is held each September. If you are not in a position to join the group but would like to help out please send your name and contact number to email@example.com and we will add you to our helper list.