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St. Paul's Parents Association

PARENTS ASSOCIATION 2020


P.A Committee 2020/2021

Thank you to everyone who joined our Parents’ Association AGM which was held on Thursday, Jan 14th via Zoom.

Below is a list of the new committee which has been elected for the Academic Year 2020/2021.

The Parents’ Association is always delighted to have any input from parents/guardians. Even if you can spare one hour during the year to help out that would be brilliant! It is great to have representation from parents of children in each class and also from diverse cultures.

If you would like to join or be added to a list of occasional volunteers, please email the Chairperson, Ian Crowe at stpaulsparentsa@gmail.com

Collection of Unwanted Digital Devices

Our P.A. are also organising a collection of unwanted digital devices for the school (smartphones, tablets, laptops etc.,)

Collection day is FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th, between 1pm and 2pm

Please ensure all personal data is removed from the device.

National Parents Council - Interactive Workshop



National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on “Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing”, a training programme by NPC in conjunction with St. Patrick's Mental Health services.
This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at 10am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - November 24th, 25th, 26th
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MentalHealthOnline2020


The Parents Association is appealing to parents to:-
1. wear a mask on the school grounds
2. be mindful of social distancing and
3. Pease do not to loiter unnessessarily to avoid congestion.

The Parent Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.

* The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the parent association.
* The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership of home and school.
* Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.
* The Parent Association can advise the principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Enrolment, Behaviour problems etc.
* Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
* The Parent Association is a support for parents in the school.
* The Parent Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.

PLEASE HELP US
The association exists to serve you and can only be successful if parents take part in it.
If you feel that you can’t join up then please consider signing up to our list of helpers - as this is of great assistance to us throughout the year by emailing stpaulsparentsa@gmail.com

Transition from Preschool to Primary - National Parents Council

National Parents Council are running a “Supporting Transition from Pre-school to Primary school” information session in Limerick, in the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick City on Wednesday the 11th of March at 7pm.

You might be interested in attending same, also please share with other parents of children in Early Years education, all parents are welcome to attend. Please see the flier below with relevant information. You can register to attend by clicking this link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Transition_from_Preschool_to_Primary_School

The session is FREE and there will be refreshments provided on the evening.

If you would like any of their pre-school publications (they are all free or if you would prefer please click on the following link to download same

http://www.npc.ie/news-events/new-npc-leaflets-for-parents-of-children-looking-for-pre-schools-or-transit

Santa Visit

There was great excitement in our school on Wednesday, December 18th when we had a special visit from Santa who visited each of the classrooms in the school.

Each child was then given a present of a selection box.

A huge thanks to our Parents Association for organising our Santa visit again this year.

See a picture below of all the children in Ms. Cullinane’s 2nd class got the chance to to chat and have a picture taken with Santa. ....

Christmas 2019 Disco

Disco Tickets will be sold by the Parents' Association as follows:-

Wed. Dec. 4th, Friday, Dec 6th and Monday, December 9th at 8.40am in the foyer near the hall.

It is for children in 4th, 5th and 6th class only.

Santa Visit

St Paul's Parents' Association Committee 2019/2020

St. Paul's Parents Association AGM

St. Paul's Parents Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday, Sept 25th at 8pm in our School Hall.

We would encourage you to join the committee & help us over the coming years. Its fun and you get to have a real input into your child’s education in St. Paul’s. Ideally we would like representation from parents of children in each class and also from the diverse cultures we have in St Paul's School.

All are welcome to join.

National Parents Council - Wellbeing

The Wellbeing for Teachers and Learners group will host its second conference on Saturday, 9th February 2019 in Croke Park. It will once again showcase good practice that is taking place in schools around the country. The conference will explore how schools can help each other embed a culture of wellbeing into their school for teachers and learners, whilst being mindful of the overall policy context

A number of places at the conference have been reserved for parents; however, places are available strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Please follow this link and register your interest by 24th January.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/wellbeing-for-teachers-and-learners-wtl-conference-saturday-9th-february-tickets-54720431283/

Tea and coffee will be served at 10.30am and the conference will run from 11am to 3.30pm.

Please note the event will be recorded and livestreamed on our website and used for promotional and archival purposes. By registering and attending the event you are giving your consent to be recorded

Christmas 2018 Disco

Survey from the NPC - Seasonal Clock Changes

NPC has been asked by the Department of Justice and Equality to make a submission on behalf of parents about the EU Commission's proposal to end seasonal clock changes in 2021.

Before making this submission, NPC would like to hear from as many parents as possible to ensure our position is informed and representative of parents views around Ireland.

They have compiled a survey for you to complete, click on the following link to take the survey (please share with other parents).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Seasonal_Clock_Changes/

St. Paul's Parent's Association AGM

Thank you to all who attended our AGM on Monday, October 15th at 8pm in Scoil Carmel School Hall.

Again, if anybody would like to join and support us please do not hesitate to contact us via email - stpaulsparentsa@gmail.com.

St. Paul's Parents Association - Committee Members 2018/2019

Fundraising Donation to the School

From our Personalised Christmas Card project we donated €600 to the school which went towards purchasing Irish books used as a resource in class.

Thank you to everyone who supported this project.

Survey from the NPC

Following the recent development of a new Junior Cycle framework, discussions are starting to take place about revising the Senior Cycle framework. As with the Junior Cycle these revisions will only take place after much consultation, research and development. With this in mind the NPC would like to ensure that parents of children in primary school have a chance to have their say as it is most likely your children that will feel the first effects of any changes.

The National Parents Council (NPC) have developed a brief survey which we hope you will take a few moments to complete, to take this survey please click this link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/What_do_you_want_your_well_educated_child_to_look_like_at_18/

Defibrillator

The Parents’ Association donated a defibrillator to the school from their fundraising activities in November. Training for some member of staff will take place in January.

Hopefully we will never have to use it but it is reassuring that the equipment is now at hand.

Santa's Visit

Santa visited our school on Dec 21st taking time out of his busy schedule to give all of our very good boys and girls that have worked really hard throughout the year a selection box.

A very big thank you to our Parent's Association for organising Santa's Visit.

Christmas Disco 2017

National Parents Council Survey

The NPC have asked us to highlight 2 surveys you might be interested in completing on Strategic Plan Consultation.

Closing date is 9am on Tuesday the 3rd of October 2017.

Click on the following links if you would like to take part.

Parents Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPC_Strategic_Plan_Consultation/

Childrens Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Your_Parents_and_You_in_Primary_School/

Thank you in advance if you have already completed same and please do pass on both surveys to any parents you think might be interested

AGM DATE

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th at 8pm in SCOIL CARMEL SCHOOL HALL.

Please come along and support us.

WHAT WE DO

1. Provide refreshments/decorations/presentations for Teachers and support staff during – • Communions • Confirmations • Graduations

2. Organise Santa’s visit to school & provide selection boxes.

3. Provide gifts of appreciation from the children to support persons(i.e. School admin staff, Caretaker, priest’s relocation, lollipop lady retirement, etc.)

4. Fund the Máire Rua award.

5. Drive fund raising activities (to support items 1 to 4 above).

6. Organise Summer & Christmas discos for the Children.

7. Organise other school fundraising activities: School Fashion Show, Bag Packing, Cookery Demonstartions etc.

8. Facilitate book and uniform sales at the end of the school year.

9. Provide support when there are important visitors to the school.

PLEASE HELP US

The association exists to serve you and can only be successful if parents take part in it.

We would encourage you to join the committee & help us over the coming years. Its fun and you get to have a real input into your child’s education in St. Paul’s.

If you feel that you can’t join up then please consider signing up to our list of helpers - as this is of great assistance to us throughout the year.

If you have ideas then please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us and we will work with you and the school management to implement those ideas where feasible.

With thanks for all your help.

End of Year Disco

We have organised a disco for children in 4th, 5th and 6th class (St. Paul's Pupils ONLY) which will be held in Mungret G.A.A. Clubhouse on Wednesday, June 14th.

Tickets will be sold on Monday and Tuesday - June 12th and 13th.

Second hand Book and Uniform Sale

We will facilitate the sale of second hand school books and uniforms in the School Hall on Monday, June 26th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

It is a great opportunity to buy and sell your books and uniforms.

NPC Education Conferrence

Cookery Demonstration by Catherine Fulvio - THANK YOU

National Parents Council - Survey on the 'Weight of School Bags

This following link will take you to a brief survey we have compiled on the weight of schoolbags.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WeightofSchoolbags.aspx/

This survey will run from now, over the weekend, closing at 9am on Monday the 23rd of January.

They apologise for the short time frame with this survey, however they need the results from same to do a report in advance of a Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting which will be taking place on Wednesday the 25th of January.

It would be great if you could complete the survey on behalf of your child (if more than one child, please complete a separate survey for each child) and if you could email the link to other parents who might like to participate.

Primary Science Fair

2017 RDS Primary Science Fair Limerick will take place on the Mary Immaculate Camput next week from Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 January

http://www.mic.ul.ie/latestnews/Pages/RDSpsf2017.aspx/

Internet Safety Talk

St. Paul's School in conjunction with St. Paul's Parents Association have organised an Internet Safety Interactive Presentation for pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th class on April 3rd, 2017.

Following on from this parents are invited to a presentation in the evening at 6.50pm.

The items listed below will be discussed in detail.

Santa Visits our School

There was great excitement on Monday, Dec. 19th in St.Pauls when Santa stopped off on his busy schedule to deliver selection boxes to each class.

The parents association kindly helped Santa with his busy task.

Santa is very grateful to Spar in Racefield for kindly giving him a great deal on the selection boxes.

Jessica, Colette and Margaret, Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson of the Parent's Association helping Santa during his visit to all the classes....

Christmas Disco

The parents association raised €665 euro at the recent children's disco. DJ Noel Purcell provided a great nights entertainment for the children. The money raised on the night helped Santa buy the selection boxes.

Committee Members

Fundraising in the Crescent Shopping Centre

St. Paul's parents association had a very successful day fundraising for the association on December 4. They collected €266 at the kiosk outside Tesco. This money will go towards paying for the DJ at the children's disco and other upcoming events.

We would like to thank the parents and children who contributed towards the fundraising event.

National Parents' Council - Internet Safety Talk

NPC Special Education Conference 2016

Websites - Useful Information

The following two sites are very useful and worth browsing through. It is important to teacher our children how to be responsible when online

http://cybersafeireland.org/

http://www.webwise.ie/

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