Purpose of Parents Association

The purpose of the Parents' Association (P.A.) is to provide the structure through which the parents/guardians (parent body) of children attending the schools can work together to provide the best education and school environment for the children. The Parents’ Association work with the Principals, staff and Boards of Management to build effective co-operation partnership with the parent body.

The Parents’ Association is a support network for the parent body within the schools. An Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) of the Parents’ Association is held at the beginning of the school year to invite parents to become involved in the Parents Association. Parents are invited to contact members of the committee with suggestions and feedback via our email address: ratoathnspa@gmail.com

The committee is a busy group working on behalf of the parent body and our main objective is fundraising. The committee meets monthly. Items discussed include the Treasurer’s report and planning of fundraising events. Fundraising activities include raffles, coffee mornings and “clothes for cash”. We organise a party on the days of the First Holy Communions and following the 6th Class Graduation Mass as well as subsidising the 6th Class end of year celebration. The committee also organises the running of the Schools’ Book Rental Scheme.

It is a great way to get involved, meet other parents, and understand all that goes on in the schools.

To learn more about the committee and if you are interested in getting involved or available as a helper, please contact the committee via the email address ratoathnspa@gmail.com

Please keep an eye on the Parents’ Association monthly newsletter as it gives updates on the schools activities and upcoming events. It is available through the schools’ websites, directly via email and is displayed on the notice board in the Junior School bike shelter. Please click on the link below to see them.


Please find a copy of our constitution for your review here.

Parents Association Committee Members 2016-2017

Lisa Hennessy (Chairperson)
Linda Harley (Vice Chairperson)
Deirdre O'Reilly (Treasurer)
Siuin McManus (Vice Treasurer)
Shena Ruane (Secretary)
Sarah Wilson (Vice Secretary)
Paul O'Neill (BOM Parent Nominee Snr school)
Elaine Lawlor (BOM Parent Nominee Snr school)
Aisling Fleming (BOM Parent Nominee Jnr school)
Ann McConville
Sharon Hooper
Trisha Humphries
Annmarie Sliney
Mary Morgan