You can view news and photos on various events and activities on the ‘Parent’ section of this website.
We are very fortunate to have a fantastic Parents Association here at St. Raphaela’s Primary School!
The aims of the Association are as follows: –
– To promote active involvement of parents within the Association.
– To foster good communication between parents, teachers and the school’s Board of Management.
– To keep parents in touch with current educational trends and in turn, through our affiliation with the National Parents’ Council, to draw up motions voicing our own concerns and proposals which could be considered when educational policies are being drafted up at Government level.
– To work on fund-raising events and provide opportunities for social / educational interaction between parents
New parents are actively encouraged to join the Committee every year. In order that the Parents’ Association Committee be truly representative of all children from Junior Infants to 6th class, two representatives are sought per class at the time of the AGM, which is held each October. The role of Class Representative is for two years at which time the parents actively seek out a replacement. The Parent Association Committee meets every month. Minutes of these meetings and the AGM along with the PA Committee volunteer list, are attached below:
Fundraising is essential to the running of the school, and here in St. Raphaela’s, the Parents’ Association prides itself in the funds we have raised for so many worthwhile projects. The benefits of this fundraising can be clearly seen in the form of our technology trolley,new playground, stage update, excellent library and computer room, the supply of sports equipment and electronic white boards for all classrooms and major structural refurbishment.
The primary aim of the Association is to make all parents feel they have a part to play in the school, and a contribution in helping to make their child’s years in the school a positive time in their life.
Every month a newsletter is sent out to parents keeping them updated with information about Parent Association activities and events.
RECENT MONTHLY PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTERS
September 2015 PA Newsletter
May 2015 PA Newsletter
St Raphaels PA minutes December 2014
March & April 2015 PA Newsletter
February 2015 PA Newsletter
January 2015 PA Newsletter
December 2014 PA Newsletter
November 2014 PA Newsletter
October 2014 PA Newsletter
June 2014 PA Newsletter
May 2014 PA Newsletter
PARENTS ASSOCIATION MEETING MINUTES
St Raphaelas PA minutes September 2015
St Raphaelas PA Minutes June 2015
St Raphaelas PA minutes May 2015
St Raphaelas PA minutes April 2015
St Raphaelas PA Minutes March 2015
St Raphaelas PA minutes February 2015
St Raphaelas PA Minutes Jan 2015
St Raphaels PA minutes December 2014
St Raphaelas PA Minutes November 2014
St Raphaelas PA Minutes September 2014
PA Minutes 25 03 2014
PA Minutes 24 02 2014
PA Minutes 14 01 2014
PA Minutes 10 12 2013
PA Minutes 12 11 2013
AGM PA Minutes 16 10 2013
PA Minutes 17 09 2013
PA Minutes 20 06 2013
PA Minutes 29 05 2013
PA Minutes 23 04 2013
PARENTS ASSOCIATION MEETING AGENDAS
St Raphaelas PA Agenda May 2015 (1)
St Raphaelas PA Agenda April 2015
St Raphaelas PA PA Agenda March 2015
St Raphaelas PA Agenda Feb 2015
St Raphaelas PA Agenda January 2015
St Raphaelas PA Agenda December 2014
St Raphaelas PA Agenda November 2014
CAR PARK SAFETY IS VERY IMPORTANT
Important Notice for Parents: please observe the rules of the Car Park at St Raphaelas for the safety of all our children. Click on this link for the car park map and parking rules: St. Raphaelas Traffic_Safety_B