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St. Peter's Parents' Association Committee (SPPAC) news and updates 2022 2023

On Thursday, 18th of May 2023, 10 parental nominees were elected to the St. Peter's Parents' Association Committee (SPPAC) to represent the entire parent body over the 2023/24 academic year

St. Peter's Parents' Association

  • Chairperson: Tanja Whelan
  • Secretary: Laura Kelly 
  • Vice Secretary: Ciara Barnes
  • Treasurer: Chris Hapka
  • Communications Officers: Maeve Bray and Kathryn Kelly 

Other Parent’s Association Members

  • Bernard Duggan  
  • Dee O'Connor
  • Lorraine Robson 
  • Caoimhe Grant 
  • John Dunne (Board of Management)

The Parents Association was established as a support for parents of children attending St Peter’s National School. 

PA newsletters and associated items


St. Peter's Parents' Association Committee (SPPAC)


Working in partnership with the Board of Management, Principal, Deputy Principal and teachers of the school, the Parents’ Association Committee (PA) aims to build an effective partnership between home and school. The PA will run activities for children and help out at school occasions, as well as fundraise. 

The Parents’ Association is made up of a small committee but otherwise will need parents/guardians to help out in any way they can throughout the school year. 

This includes:

  • Volunteering sharing skills, ideas and your time
  • Policy 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
  • Class representative - volunteer to 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. 

Summer Railings Project 

Over the school summer holidays the Parents' Association got together over weekends and evenings to paint the railings at the front of the school in a bright colour pattern. Special thank you to Ms Carroll and Derek for their support throughout the project. Watch this space for our next project! 


Get in touch

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 over the 2023/24 term.




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