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 Parents' 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.
Who are the current PPSPA group?
Annemarie Mc Auley - Chairperson
Catriona Ryan - Secretary
Suzanne Barr - Treasurer
Pat Carey - B.O.M. St. Brigid's
Elaine O'Dwyer - B.O.M. St. Brigid's
Gerry McDonagh - B.O.M. St. Lorcan's
Simona Cutcan - B.O.M. 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.