To provide support to
and links between all groups in the school community - parents,
pupils and teachers - helping them to work together to provide the
best possible education for our children.
do we do?
The PA aims to
foster co-operation and collaboration between
Board of Management,
- the parents of
the children attending the school.
We provide a forum
parents of developments in education and in the school
- Aid the school in developing
The Parents' Association is not a
forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent
but it will pursue general matters and support parents with
suggestions which will enhance the learning and growing experience of
St Sylvester's PA
has a strong tradition of combining
opportunities for parents and school families to come together, and
- meetings through
which you can keep up to date with what is happening at your child's
school and have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and
Our meetings are
held monthly, usually in the morning after school drop off. Our
AGM is held in September each year. Our meetings are very informal
and relaxed and usually last for just over an hour. At meetings
we discuss incidents
that may require a review of school policy, ideas for fundraisers,
proposed activities and developments within the school.
The PA can make recommendations to and liaise with the Principal and
Board of Management when needed. Our regular activities include the
graduation, goody bags at Christmas time, visits from Santa and
refreshments on information nights.
Contribution to the School
recent fund raising activities included a Casino Night (2008), Class
Calender sales (annually), Class Christmas Cards (2008) and the
annual Cake Sale. Funds raised have enabled us to buy or contribute
for Room 1 and Room 2, a new staffroom and Learning Support room
of the school garden
to the school stage
library furniture and other equipment
for the garden
for the new classrooms
computers in the computer room
from the School Farm
Parents' Association really
is all about your children and ensuring they have the best experience
in school possible!