Book Rental Scheme

booksThe National Parents Council would like to find out from its members how the Minister’s decision to allocate funding for book rental schemes to the 20% of primary schools who don’t already have a scheme in place is impacting on them personally.

If you have more than one child in primary education please complete a separate survey for each child.

Please click this link to take the survey:





PTA Meeting Update January 8th 2014

The newly elected PTA met for the first time in 2014 on Wednesday 8th January, under the stewardship of new joint Chairs Lisa Davy & Laura Curry.  We reviewed the current PTA accounts and our treasurer Pete Hardy shared the budget for estimated spend in 2014. PTA funds are used throughout the year to support events such as Art Day, the school garden and the 6th Class graduation, as well as the costs incurred in printing the school calendars and newsletter. We also provide funds to cover a teachers “wish list” which in the past year has ensured the provision of a number of key items including new Irish books, novels, lap tops for the resource room as well as a new sound system and cameras for additional classes.

The proposed new school build was also discussed at length, and the PTA will be putting together a sub committee in the near future to liaise on our behalf with the BOM in relation to the new build process, and the logistics involved in our successfully achieving our wish of the inclusion of a school hall.

If anyone in the wider parent body would like to be involved in this sub committee, please let us know via

PTA Sub Group – Anti-Bullying Policy – Meeting Tuesday 14th January

The Sub Group of the PTA that are inputting on behalf of the parent body into the current review of the school’s Anti Bullying policy will hold their next meeting on Tuesday next, 14th January, at 7.00pm in the school.

We invite any parent who would like to input into the policy or to share their views  to attend, we would welcome as much feedback as possible from the wider parent body.

Equally, please feel free to email to share your views with us via

PTA Review Group: Anti Bullying Policy – 1st Meeting Monday 2nd December

The Department of Education and Skills has recently published new anti-bullying procedures (Circular 45/2013). These are available on the school’s website, under “Policies”. The school is working on revising its own policies (the Anti-Bullying Policy and Positive Behaviour Policy, also on the school’s website) in line with the Circular. This review will involve input from pupils, staff, parents and the Board. Input from parents will be facilitated by the PTA, which has set up a review group. Any parent who wishes to join the group and/or suggest changes to the school’s policies can email the PTA at The group’s first meeting will be at school on Monday 2 December at 7pm and is open to all parents. The purpose of the meeting will be to identify areas in the school’s policies that could be improved and any issues not currently covered by the policies which parents feel should be covered.

Laura, Lisa, Deirdre, Aine and Isabelle