Our PTA is led by an enthusiastic and active committee who meet regularly to discuss fundraising, parental involvement with the school, extra curricular activities and other issues relevant to the parents.
P.T.A Committee members 2016/2017
Ms Anne Kelly - Chairperson
Ms Martina Smyth - Treasurer
Ms Sylvia Vickers - Secretary and Teachers Rep.
Ms Melanie Hadden - Principal
Ms Ali Corcoran
Ms Helen Moss
Ms Hilda Dowzard
Ms Heather Keenaghan
Ms Lucy O'Grady
Ms. Isabelle White.
A Christmas Coffee Morning was held in the Courthouse. Stalls with plenty of delicious home made cakes and puddings were available. The pupils sang Christmas carols while coffee was being served.
HUGE THANKS TO OUR P.T.A. FOR ORGANISING THIS EVENT.
Some Christmas decorations which were made by the children for sale at our coffee morning.
All about our PTA!
Kilcommon National School has an active and enthusiastic Parent Teacher Association. They contribute extensively to the life of the school and supporting the work of the school in many ways. Without the support of the PTA, the school would not be able to provide the comprehensive and broad educational experience to the children in the school.
If you have any issues that you would like to raise at a PTA meeting, please speak to one of the PTA committee members who will pass your message on to our PTA secretary for inclusion on the next agenda. Please note that PTA meetings are a forum to discuss the PTA work within the school. If you have a concern or issues related to your child, please talk to the class teacher who will be better equipped to advise you specifically about your child.
The PTA is made up of a group of parents with children attending the school. One staff member is on the committee. The PTA is involved with fundraising for school activities, classroom equipment and extra-curricular activities. They also liaise with other parents on matters concerning fundraising and the school in general. The PTA is not involved in any decision-making on school policy or legislation; this is the role of the Board of Management.
The PTA is a representative body for all parents in the school. Opinions and contributions will be taken into consideration when policies are being drawn up or reviewed.
KNS PTA has been involved with the organising of our Fair Day,Christmas fairs, clothes events, Cheerios breakfast events, pancake days, school discos etc .
KNS PTA has helped to raise funds for computers, I-pads, sports equipment, science and baking equipment, visiting tutors, novels, readers and library books. Buses have been subsidised and much more
The PTA also organise talks for parents. We have had a representative from the NPC to talk about children’s needs and parenting, and have run a series of drugs awareness evenings. internet safety and anti bullying workshops have been arranged.
Parents can help the school by taking an active part on the PTA Committee, and participating in the various events organised by them.
We encourage every family to give at least one year to the PTA Committee during their child’s eight years of education with us.
Results of our Armchair Quiz.
(9 correct cards.)
1st Prize Large Hamper - Byrne family (Ross)
2nd Prize Mini Hamper - Breen family (Aaron)
3rd Prize Green Cuisine voucher - Olsen Byrne family (Ella,Krystine, Becky)
4th Prize - Bottle wine - Dennison family (Sadie & Grace)
Selection boxes to O'Neill family, Breen family, Flynn family, Dennison family & Byrne family (Ross)