Parents Association Autumn 2017 Update
The PA is delighted to be up and running for the new school year.
Congratulations to the student group who went, with their teachers to help children in a Romanian orphanage during the school holidays. The Mission Romania group put a lot of work into fundraising before the trip and the PA was happy to support them. The group, under the leadership of Ms. Carroll, were inspirational in achieving their objectives for this very worthwhile project.
Our Annual General Meeting was held on 14th September and was an opportunity for the parents present to meet our new Deputy Principals, Mr Reilly and Ms Spillane, and to meet Mrs Lennon, Deputy Principal. Ms Clarke, the Principal, gave a presentation of the highlights from last year, including the excellent Leaving Certificate results, and about future plans and developments for the school.
Congratulations to our Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Students on their excellent results.
The new PA officers were appointed, and a copy of the financial report was circulated.
The PA financially supported the recent Study Skills seminars in the College for 3rd and 6th year students. The facilitator was Ms Grainne Enright, from Brighter Minds Skerries, who put a lot of work into her presentations and booklet. We asked each student for €5 to help toward the printing cost for their booklets.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Enda Murphy, Clinical Psychotherapist, who is one of the country’s best known Clinical Behavioural Therapists, will speak to parents on Wednesday 22nd November at 8pm in the college. Enda has written several books, including ‘Five Steps to Happiness’, and he co-authored ‘Flagging the Screenager’ with Dr Harry Barry. He is a regular contributor to Sean O’Rourke’s radio program on RTE Radio 1. Tickets will be on sale shortly.
The Committee for 2017-18 is as follows:
Chair: Karen McCaffrey
Secretary: Emma Swarbrigg
Treasurer: Carol Holland
Nominee to BOM: Cormac Gorman
Alex O’Brien, Angela Murray, Breda Shankey, Caroline Walsh, Catriona Grimes, Clodagh Zomer, Liz O’Reilly, Mairead Johnston, Marie Barrett, Martina Gormley, Myriam Morgan,Siobhan Carr,Suzanne Jones, Yolaine Maillet