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Scoil Bhríde, Mullaghrafferty, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan

Parents Association

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 liaise with 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.

The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.



Parents Association Committee

Chairperson: Philomena Ward 087-2960047  Vice Chairperson: Sinead Byrne 087-7713410

Secretary: Charlene Byrne 087-2670159                    Vice Secretary: Jaime Griffin 087-6254485

Treasurer: Emma Dillon 087-2321756                        Vice treasurer: Lorraine Finnegan 087-7831497

Room Parents

Juniors:  Charlene Byrne

Seniors:  Emma Reilly

1st: Julie ward

2nd: Emma McNally

3rd: Noreen Farrelly

4th: Lyndsey Mullen

5th: Martina Duffy

6th: Annamarie Babington

Communion Parents

Emma Mc Nally, Charlene Byrne and Lorraine Finnegan

Confirmation Parents

Eimear Farrelly and Philomena Ward

Upcoming Events

November 10th Jazzercise for 5 weeks.

December 13th  Intel mini scientist Regional Final in Technological University Dublin, Blanchardstown.

December 19th Carol Service in the  St Patricks Church at 7pm

December 20th Santa coming to school.

January 24th   Grandparents Day School Hall 1pm.

February 2nd Table Quiz in Markey's Bar at 8pm. Table of 4 €25.

March 5th Mini Athletics & Volleyball.

March 22nd Easter Raffle

March 30th Street Collection Volunteers needed.

April 27th Communion at 11am. Tea reception will be held afterwards in the School Hall.

May 10th Confirmation.6pm St Peter and St Pauls Church



Digital Technology Fundraising

As you are all aware by now there is a great need to upgrade the technology that is available to our children to support their learning. Up until recently we had very poor internet connection. Thankfully this has been addressed. We now need the technology to make full use of this.

We believe interactive whiteboards in all classrooms is a way of giving all children access to excellent technology which will support their learning needs. Currently we have only 1 interactive board in our school,. We have 5 classrooms in operation and a 6th classroom is used for special needs. It is our goal with your help to add 5 more interactive whiteboards to our school. All teachers and all children will then have access to this technology making an invaluable difference to their learning.

To achieve our goal we need everyone’s help. Please find in our previous email about our AGM a letter that you can give to anyone you know who has a business or may like to donate to our cause. Many drops a mighty ocean makes. If you require a hard copy of these letters please let the school secretary Yvonne know and she will print one off for you.

Fundraising So Far

Church Gate Collection                     €436.51

Clothes Collection                             €804

Christmas Cards                               €450

Table Quiz                                         €1189.80

Amount as of:

23/2/2024       €14,329.74

16/1/2024       €7189.94

22/12/2023     €6285.94

13/12/2023     €5785.94

05/12/2023     €4885.94

22/11/2023      €2285.94

Donations received from:

  • A few Anonymous Donors
  • Gyproc
  • Arlene & Padraig Kelly
  • Marie Hoey & Family
  • Mokeeran Quarry
  • Colm Carthy
  • Dooleys Agri
  • June & Patrick Byrne
  • Kieran Bros Funeral Care
  • Matt Carthy
  • Kingscourt Mart
  • Susan Farrelly and family, very kindly donated from Bizzy Bees Childcare.
  • Lonergan Funeral Directors.
  • Broomfield Agri.
  • Carrickamore Quarry.
  • Irish Cement.
  • MacFab
  • Heat Hero
  • Kevin Larkin Building Surveyor
  • Kingspan
  • M Hotel
  • Carmel & Martin Naughton
  • Farney Vets
  • Gilmores