St. Josephs BNS Terenure

Parents Association

Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2023

Venue: School Hall

Time: 8pm

AGENDA

1. Welcome

2. Minutes of AGM 2022

3. Financial Report

4. Principal’s Address

5. Election of Officers

6. Chair’s update

7. Questions

Dear Parent/Guardian

The Annual General Meeting of the Parent Association will take place on Tuesday 7th November at 8pm in the School Hall.

All parents are very welcome. The AGM provides an opportunity to find out more about the school and the activities of the Parents Association.

We are always looking for enthusiastic parents to join the PA. We meet on a Tuesday evening once a month for an hour. If you are unable to attend but would like to help, volunteers are also needed for our events throughout the year. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

We ask you to register your intention to attend the AGM at this address… stjosephspa.secretary@outlook.com by Friday 3rd November.

Kind regards

St. Joseph’s Parent Association.

Who We Are

Our Parent Association is the structure through which our parents/guardians work together for the best possible education for our children.

It is a support for all parents in the school. Each class has a parent representative who can be contacted via WhatsApp.

Our Parent Association often invites speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant, such as Accord.

We organise the after-Communion gathering in the Parish Hall, cake sales, pre-loved uniform sales, Bags2School, 6th Class Farewell Hoodies, Christmas Card fundraisers to name but a few.

The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.

The Parent Association alternates their meetings between ‘in person’ gatherings in the school and virtually via online meetings.

Please contact your class rep if you have any questions about the P.A.

Volunteers and fundraising ideas are always welcome and please contact your class rep with your suggestions.

You are welcome to join the PA at any time also.

St. Joseph’s Parent Association

Bags2School Fundraiser

Our busy PA braved the cold at the end of April to collect lots of bags of pre-loved clothes and toys.

They started at 8.00am gathering bags and by 11.00am, the entrance to the Parish Hall was jammed!

645.5 Kg of clothes/shoes/toys were collected.  This raised €258.20 for our school, which will go a long way towards paying for the school’s texting service and their dance specialism, provided by Alan of DizzyFootwork.

Thank you to everyone who donated.

Cake Sale, Pre-Loved Uniform Sale & Giant Raffle

On Friday, 23rd June the PA hosted its annual Pre-Loved uniform sale, Raffle and Cake Sale.

Everybody experienced a warm welcome, delicious aromas and lots of tasty treats.  Our incoming junior infants got to meet some of the parents and boys in our school and our outgoing 6th class boys looked very well in their royal blue hoodies.  Thank you to all the parents who baked up a storm this year.

Raffle tickets were flying out the door as the list of prizes grew.
Thanks to both parents and local businesses for providing prizes including:
Dublin Music School, Brady’s, Bijou, Akara, Feather & Frill, Cripps Shoes, Marlowe Cleaners, Bellagio,
Foam, Lark, Glitter Nails, Hickeys Pharmacy Terenure, Menspire, Life Pharmacy Terenure, Brown Pig,
Chimac, Eaton 6W, Terenure Office Supplies, Terenure Inn, O’Briens, Brady’s Terenure and many
more great prizes.