Activities of The Association

Fundraising

  • This is a very important function, which provides the association with the necessary funds to provide or engage in a variety of activities, which are not otherwise funded by school budgets or the board of education.
  • The main event each year is the Maynooth 10K which has run for 5 years now and this year introduced the 5k family event.
  • Voluntary Subscription scheme.

Funding

  • This is one of the rewarding duties for the members of the association where they decide on what to spend the welcome funds received as the result of the fundraising activities.
  • Examples of recent funding include computers for the Special Needs Class and the Careers department and contributing towards the cost of the schools annual Musical.

Careers Sub-Committee

  • The Careers Sub Committee of the PTA is very active with two major events each school year.
  • The first being a careers evening in November attended by the senior cycle students and their parents. At this event the students sit down with volunteers from a diverse number of careers to hear first hand about these areas of work and what they are about in practice
  • The second event is the Mock Interviews for 5th and 6th year students where adult volunteers from different career groups interview students in a friendly relaxed setting based on the students prepared CV and give constructive feedback

Helping with school functions

  • There are a number of functions during the school year where PTA volunteers can help with the preparations, provide tea and refreshments and generally clean and tidy up the venue.
  • The Christmas Carol Concert and the Annual School Musical are highlights of the school year where it is a real “buzz” to lend a hand.

Voicing opinion on local issues

  • The PTA can voice considerable support or objection, as the case may require, towards local developments or activities that may impact on the learning environment of the school.

Projects

  • Activities that require more time and effort than is normally available at the regular meetings, are designated as projects and assigned a separate sub-committee.
  • The Uniform sub committee of the PTA recently engaged a new uniform supplier following an indepth tender process and  the new supplier Savvi Clothing has been a success.