We have made it through another school year! And what a year it’s been. It was wonderful to be allowed back in the school grounds & buildings and to see our children taking part in the recent Sports Days.
Our year kicked off with the AGM at the end of September. We also started planning the children’s Christmas Cards the same month! But thankfully we did so that they all came back in plenty of time to meet the Christmas postage deadlines!
The biggest event of the year was the Christmas Raffle in December. Thanks to all of you we raised the largest amount ever and all these funds are being put to use to better our children’s experience in St. Josephs. Once the prefabs are moved from the yard the ground will be painted with lots of new colourful games, lines etc for the children to play on at breaktime.
We are extremely lucky to have Santa & his Reindeer come visit the school. Thanks to Solvegia, one of our own parents, the yard was well decorated for the visit, and for the children to enjoy the run up to Christmas.
We took a well-earned break from organising events for the first few months of Term 2, but were back to work with the wonderful Easter Egg hunt before the Easter Break. It was enjoyed by students & teachers alike.
We asked…and you delivered…thank you again to all the parents that donated their much-loved books to the school. These were distributed amongst all the classrooms and have been enjoyed by all the children.
This year it was wonderful to invite parents back into the school, and the Parents Association were delighted to be able to host a Coffee Morning. I think there were almost 100 of you in the hall at one stage.
Term 3 began with 2nd Class celebrating their Communion in May and we were delighted to be able to finally host the class Communion Party after a break of 2 years. This took place on Saturday 11th June and was organised by some of the 1st class parents. It was a wonderful afternoon & enjoyed by all.
After a wonderful week of sports in the school all the children deserved a visit from the ice-cream van! This was another event enjoyed by staff and students alike.
This year we also decided to launch a ‘Uniform Swap Shop’. It was a great opportunity for us to pass on our children’s old uniforms and pick up some in the next size up. We think it was a success and plan on doing the same next year.
And the treats for the children didn’t end there. We couldn’t finish the year without Pizza Day. Thanks to Zero Solveig Pizza in Dún Laoghaire for supplying us with their delicious pizzas.
We round off the year with the 6th Class Graduation. The Parents Association give leaving gifts to all 6th class students as well as providing refreshments on the night.
We think you’ll all agree that the school wouldn’t be as fun a place without all the staff, and they deserve a treat too! We arranged a Coffee Van to come to school & provide them all with some extra caffeine & sugar!!
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the parents who helped us throughout the year. The Parent’s Association is All Of Us together. The committee is the smaller group that meet to help organise and arrange events. But all of us working together is what the PA is about. So, thank you for all your generosity with your time.
We would like to wish everyone a very happy summer break and look forward to seeing everyone in September.
The Parents Association