Rathfarnham Parish N.S Parent Teacher Association has been in existance since 1998. The aims of the association are:
- to provide opportunities for members to meet socially
- to foster good relations between parents and guardians and the school staff
- to promote, by way of information evenings, lectures and otherwise, the mutual exchange of ideas for the benefit of the school and the children
- to instigate and/or participate in fund raising initiatives for the purpose of raising funds for the use and benefit of the Association and/or the school.
All parents and guardians of children attending the school are automatically members of the association. Each year a committee is elected to represent the parents and make decisions about what work the PTA will do for that year. In addition each class has a class representative who liaises with the committee and helps communicate information to the parents in ‘their’ class.
The PTA is responsible for two major fundraising events in the school year. The first is the Christmas Fair which is held in the school in early December. The second is the Fancy Dress Sponsored Walk which is held in Bushy Park in the summer term.
These events along with other social occasions provide the school with much needed funds and allow the PTA to support the Board of Management in providing much of the extra equipment and facilities that our children enjoy. In recent years the PTA has raised money to help fund the climbing frame and slide for the infant playground, bought 2 laptop trolleys with 16 laptops in each, helped fund the provision of new reading material and supported the development of the school garden among other projects. Without the support of the parents and the PTA the children would have had to wait a long time for these facilities!
The PTA also organises events which are of interest to parents,in recent times there have been information evenings on cyber-bullying, safe internet use and bullying.
Any parent who is interested in becoming a committee member should attend the PTA AGM which is held in the Autumn term. Please be a part of the PTA, it’s YOUR Association.The present PTA committe members are:
Chairperson: Eddie Dillon
Treasurer: Alison Furney
Secretary: Orla MacWilliam
Committee members: Maggie Boyd, Christine Staniforth, Paul McKee, Andy McLuskie
Teacher representatives: Linda Scannell, Joyce Perdue
The PTA email address is: http://PTA@rpns.ie