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As a parent you will receive regular notices from the Parent's Council to inform you of any relevant information. Parents' Council Meeting dates will be posted here as well.

Next Parents' Council Meeting: 23 January 2019 at 7.30pm in the school
During the last meeting we came up with a few interesting ideas on how to raise funds for the school in support of our children. Join us at the next Parents’ Council meeting in school. We would love to hear your ideas! The agenda will be published closer to date.

19 December 2018: Help needed with hampers
On Wednesday 19 December at 7pm we will be putting together the hampers in the school. With a few extra hands we would be done much quicker. Come and lend us a hand while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. We would appreciate your help very much and we hope to see you then!

18 December 2018: Christmas Raffle (cards and donations)
With Christmas right around the corner, so is the Parents’ Council’s yearly Christmas Raffle, our main fundraiser. We are sending out the Raffle cards soon. We would appreciate it if you could sell as many lines as possible. They are 1 euro per line. If you need additional cards, they are available in the school office. The Raffle will be held on 20 December at 1pm in St. Brigid’s Hall. Raffle prizes include hampers, vouchers and other items.

In order to make the hampers and prizes, we are looking for donations of non-perishable items, such as: vouchers, small craft item, tinned foods, sweets, biscuits, dry packed foods (pasta, noodles) and drinks. No frozen foods, fresh fruit, meat items or other perishable items can be accepted. Please return raffle cards and bring in donations to the school office by 18 December at the latest.

7 November 2018: Parents' Council Meeting at 7.30pm
The next Parents' Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 November from 7.30 to 9.00pm in the school. The following items will be on the agenda.

  • Understanding the roles of committee members
  • Fund raising ideas
  • Rescheduling disco or other event
  • Involvement parents
  • Preparation Christmas activities
  • State of Accounts
  • AOB

25 October 2018: Halloween Disco Cancelled Due to Football Finals
Unfortunately, the boys' and girls' Football final does have an impact on our yearly Halloween Disco. Therefore, the decision has been made to postpone this event to a later date and have a disco or similar celebration at another time during the year.

24 October 2018 at 6pm: Help Needed with Good Luck Signs for Football Finals
We are delighted that our school's girls and boys Football teams are both playing the Cumann na mBunscol final on Thursday 25 October. This is a brilliant achievement and we hope many of you will be there to support both teams. The Parent's Council is planning to paint a few good luck signs for the matches. If anyone is free to call in to St. Brigid’s Hall on Wednesday 24 October at 6pm and help out, it would be greatly appreciated.

10 October 2018: Minutes Parents' Council Annual General Meeting
During the Annual General Meeting a new committee was formed. Alison Murphy will stay on as Chairperson and Breda Murphy as Treasurer. Eveline van Manen is the new Parents' Council Secretary. We also welcome Emma Walsh in her role as Vice Chairperson and Sarah Kirwan in her role as Vice Secretary. We would like to express our thanks to Elizabeth Cosgrave for all her work and dedication as the Parents' Council Secretary in the past 2 years.

During the meeting our Principal outlined some ideas for (financial support) from the Parents' Council and a first brainstorm session was held on (new) fund raising ideas. We would love to hear your ideas on how to raise funds. Come to our next meeting or e-mail us at

Potential Support needed
- Yoga/Mindfulness sessions in 2019
- Bridge replacement school yard playground
- New jerseys
- Books to support reading skills (PMP)
- Minibus to bring pupils to Ben Mulhall Park
- Paint playground games on the playground
- Pupil exercises for the ASD Units
- Flag raising ceremony for Digital Schools of Distinction Award

Fund Raising Ideas
- Fashion show
- Raffle at Halloween Disco
- Cycle Runs (at the gym)
- Jersey day (wear a jersey, bring in a donation)
- Trolley Raffle
- Reconsider Bothár goats (Calendars / Bucket collection at Christmas)
- Split the pot

10 October 2018: Parents' Council Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm
We will be holding the Parents' Council Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday October 10 at 7.30pm in the school. The following will be the agenda for the night:

  • Sign in and welcome
  • Update on last year's activities
  • Treasurers report
  • Upcoming events
  • Request for fundraising from school
  • Fundraising plans/ideas
  • Committee appointment 2018-2019
  • AOB

At every AGM the Parent Council committee of the previous year steps down and a new committee is elected. With this in mind we would like to receive nominations for the new committee – this will be done at the meeting from those present on the night. We would strongly encourage parent’s attendance at this event, as without a complete parent’s council we cannot continue to organise events/ fundraisers for the benefit of your children. Just to remind you of some of the events that the Parent’s Council organise: Halloween Party/ Disco, Christmas Hamper Raffle, Santa’s Visit, Trolley Raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.

News Archive
You can also read the news articles of the previous school years below: