2017 – 2018 News and Updates

2017 – 2018 News and Updates


Save the date for the PA Social Evening – Friday 29th September

This year’s annual social evening will be held on the earlier date of Friday 29th September in Terenure Sports Club (CYM)

We hope that having a BBQ type event, a little closer to home, will make it more accessible for more people to attend. This evening is always great for parents to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere and always proves to be an enjoyable night with a bit of food, fun and dancing until late.  Keep an eye on this blog, twitter & schoolbags for more details & ticket availability as the date gets closer.

Welcome to the St. Josephs’ Parent Association

What we do

logoThe Parent Association works with the Principal, staff and the Board of Management, bridging the link between home and school, and collaborating to create the best possible primary educational experience for our children. More information on the structure, purpose & benefits of a parents association can be found at the: National Parents Council Primary Website


Month Event Organized by*
Sept Parents Social Evening – Sept 29th 2nd Class parents & PA
Oct Christmas Cards 4th Class parents
Nov Voluntary Contributions Parent Association
Dec Cake Sale 3rd Class & Junior Infants parents
Feb Blazer Rental Scheme (Confirmation) 6th Class parents
Mar School Enrichment Programme 5th & 6th Class parents
Apr Blazer Rental Scheme (Communion) 2nd Class parents
May Communion Party

Art Expo & New Parents Evening

1st Class parents

Senior Infants parents & Denis O’Reilly

Jun Cake Sale

Graduation Mass & refreshments

6th Class -Sweater/Plaques

6th Class

5th Class

5th Class (boys)

Also throughout 2016-17, the parent association will be involved in assisting with various events planned to celebrate the schools 150th anniversary.

* Please note that events are driven by Parent Association class representatives, with support from other parents in the class. Any level of assistance is always appreciated – please reach out to your class representative to see how you can help


Parent Association Meetings

Our next meeting is the annual general meeting during which the 2017/18 parent association committee will be elected and there will be a review of the last year’s activities & finances.  Elections Board of Management will also take place.

New members are always welcome to any of PA meetings throughout the year. We understand that everyone has different levels of opportunity and time to commit – so if you have any capacity please get in touch, we would love to hear your suggestions or maybe you have knowledge and expertise that you would like to share.


AGM & BOM Election:     Tuesday 19th September

Location:                          School Hall


Next PA meeting:            Monday 9th October

Location:                          Staff Room


2017/18 Committee:

To Be Confirmed


Useful Information for Parents

Student Enrichment

Parents who were unable to attend the presentation on Student Enrichment will find some useful information at the following links.

Further info on their website www.studentenrichment.ie

Templates for goal setting, study skills, etc are included in the section “Study Tips” under “Useful Templates”.

You can also download the slides/handout from the parent talk in this section.

You can follow them on:

Facebook – Student Enrichment Services

Twitter – @RoryMulvey

National Parent Council Training & Online Resources

The National Parent council offer a variety of training and online resources that parents can avail of directly or via request to the parent association.  Further details are available on their website @ http://www.npc.ie/training-courses.aspx
Please contact Alison Ennis or your class PA representative for further information

After-School Service

Limited places are available each year for the Junior & Senior Infant boys to attend the After-School service from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Annex (New Building).  This facility is co-ordinated by the Parent Association in conjunction with Manor Montessori Nursery.

For more information, please contact Michelle at Manor Montessori Nursery on (01) 4902648 www.manor-montessori.com

Susan Cromey is  the PA representative for this service, please feel free to reach out to her or your class representative with feedback or suggestions about this service.


Twitter : twitter

The school and the parents association are now on Twitter – Keep on top of news and events by following us:




School Holiday Camps

As school holidays are on the horizon we have put together a list of popular camps in the area to keep your little darlings busy 🙂

Templeogue/Synge Street Gaelic Football Club http://www.tssgfc.com/
Faughs – Hurling & Camogie http://faughs.ie/
GAA Cúl Camps https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
Football Association Ireland http://www.summersoccerschools.ie/
Terenure Sports Club (a.k.a. CYM) http://www.terenuresportsclub.ie/
Rathmines Swan Leisure http://www.swanleisure.ie/
Kaizen Dojo http://www.kaizendojo.ie/
Powerleague Football Spawell https://www.facebook.com/LucozadePowerleagueDublin
Lets Go https://www.letsgo.ie/
Artzone http://www.artzone.ie/
UCD Multisport http://www.ucd.ie/sport/sportscamps/
Lego Camp http://www.learnit.ie/
Archaeology Camp http://www.sia.ie/
Music Camp http://www.mezzomusicacademy.ie
Singing, Dancing and Acting http://www.showstoppersstageschool.com/
For more ideas check Schooldays.ie http://www.schooldays.ie/
St Josephs also run a summer camp for the 1st weeks of summer – Information is generally available via the school during the month of June

Please contact your parent association class representative if you have any suggestions to add to this list



2016 / 2017 Committee:

Elected at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 26th September 2016

Chairperson:                Aisling Maher

Vice Chairperson:      Aine Dowling

Secretary:                     Chet Sun Riordan

Vice Secretary:            Maria O’ Connor

Treasurer:                    Jenny Hughes

Vice Treasurer:           Eugene McQuillan

A list of class representatives is available on the Parent Association notice board on the main hallway in the school.

Who we are

All parents of children in the school are members of the Parent Association.  You are more than welcome to participate in any of our meetings or activities, committing as much or as little time as you can. If you would like to become involved in any capacity, please reach out to any committee member or class representative or come along to one of our meetings.

To oversee, coordinate & support PA activities, a committee is elected every September and parents volunteer class as representatives