Children, staff and parents all have important roles to play to ensure a vibrant and successful school community. The Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.) provides a structure through which the parents/guardians of the children attending St. Anne’s N.S. can work together with the staff for the best possible education for our children. Every parent/guardian of a child attending St. Anne’s automatically becomes a member of the PTA. All teaching staff are also members of the PTA.
The P.T.A. Committee, which is elected each year at the AGM, works closely with the Principal, Staff and Board of Management to build an effective partnership between home and school. Parents play an important supporting role in many school activities during the year including Play in the Park for new Junior Infants, Communion and Confirmation Breakfasts, Children’s Christmas Party, Colouring Competitions, Library Duty, Paired Reading in Junior Classes, hospitality for various events including Sports Days, Open Nights, Grandparent’s Day, End of Year Shows etc.
The Fundraising Committee is a sub-committee of the P.T.A. working closely with the School Management and Staff to raise necessary funds for school development projects. Recent events have included Family Fun Days, Calendars, Table Quizzes, Raffles and Cake Sales. Activities vary from year to year although some have become a tradition. New Classroom Reading Material, Playground Improvements, Sports Equipment and Computer Tablets are just some of the items that have been funded by these events in recent times. We are very grateful for the ongoing support shown by the parents of St. Anne’s to all our fundraising initiatives. New ideas for fundraising and new helpers are always welcome so please contact us if you can get involved in any way.
Each class group has a Parent Representative whose role is primarily as a communicator liasing between the P.T.A. and the parents. The Parent Rep can also organise social events for their class where desired e.g. coffee mornings, nights out etc. Details of the reps for each class are available in the school office.
The school community are very appreciative of all the volunteers from the parent group and we are always looking for new ideas and also volunteers, be it to join the P.T.A. Committee, the Fundraising Committee or to help out at events. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your Parent rep with ideas, queries or suggestions.