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St. Peter's National School, Phibsboro, Dublin
School closure for the summer holidays St. Peter’s will close for the summer holidays on Friday, 25th of June with staggered dismissals- timetable will be sent to parents from the 15th to June. | St. Peter's is celebrating 130 years this year (2021) If any parent/guardian would like to help with the promotion of our book when it is completed (in June '21) or any other aspect of the publication, please email the principal (rryan@stpetersns.net) | Please see parents' section to access enrolment forms for the 2021/2022 school year. 
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Parents' Association

                                                                               St. Peter's Parents' Association 

Our Parents' Association was founded a number of years ago but have started meeting on a more regular basis this academic year. St. Peter's N.S. wishes to thank Mr. Charles Tyner (chairperson of Parents' Association who has since retired his position) and our parents' association members for organising helpers for the First Holy Communion Ceremony on the 5th of May in St. Peter's Church as well as our Green Flag Raising Ceremony and Intercultural Day celebrations which took place on Friday, 14th of June 2019.

Please visit www.npc.ie (National Parents Council Primary for information about how you can support your child).

Ms. Vaughan (HSCL) and Mr. Ryan will revisit the re-establishment of our parents’ association during term 3 of the 2020/21 school year. We will be in contact with parents early next term to arrange an initial meeting with interested parents in late April '21.

 

What do/will we do?

Working in partnership with the Board of Management, Principal and teachers of the school, the Parents’ Association Committee (PA) exists/will exist to support the parents/guardians of the children and to help enrich the education of our children. The PA will work to run activities for the children and help out at school occasions, as well as fundraise from time to time. The funds raised will be donated back to the school each year, and help to improve the facilities and activities for all of the children. 

How can you get involved?

The Parents’ Association has/will have a small committee but otherwise relies on parents/guardians to help out in any way they can. 

This can include:

  • Sharing skills and/or ideas
  • Giving feedback on parent/guardian views on aspects of school policy (e.g. homework policy, anti-bullying)
  • Hospitality – arranging coffee/tea at school events e.g. bake sales, Grandparents' day, Graduation from sixth class, Sacraments
  • Help run the parents’ room 
  • Enjoy evening talks from guest speakers
  • Give career talks - come into the school and talk to the children about your job
  • Volunteer as class representative - be a point of contact for parents/guardians to communicate with each other and arrange out-of-school social events for the parents of the class to get to know each other
  • Organising events e.g. Table Quiz, Art competition, Santa visit, Easter Bunny, Carol service, music events, second-hand book and uniform sale, Family Fun Day etc. 
  • Fundraising organisation and assistance

Did you know?

Every parent/guardian of a child in the school is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association. Research shows us that children do better and are happier in school when parents and teachers work together. 

5 reasons to be part of the Parents’ Association

  1. Becoming an active member of the Parents’ Association is very rewarding and a great way to get to know the workings of the school, as well as other parents and guardians at the school.
  2. Budgets at every school are tight. Money raised in school fundraisers is often used to pay for those little extras - toys in the classroom or a bus for a school trip.
  3. By joining the PA, you have the chance to promote and enhance the school's standing within the local community.
  4. Everyone has different talents and skills they can bring to the PA and there are plenty of ways of incorporating all the different things that people can offer.
  5. The commitment isn’t too much. The occasional meeting and odd fundraiser.

When and where?

TBC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, any proposed meetings in 2021 will have to take place online via zoom. Our initial meeting will take place at the end of April 2021.

Communication

The PA communicates with parents in the following ways:

  • Email - we will seek to create a dedicated email address for parental communication
  • Notes in schoolbags
  • Digital Newsletter/school website 
  • Parents’ Association Notice Board
  • Class representative- to be considered and established if deemed appropriate 

 

 

 

Working Effectively as a PA and Code of Conduct for Parents' Association