Scoil Bhride Clane Parents Association


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Activities & Events

Activities which the P.A. Committee of Scoil Bhríde organises (most on an annual basis)

School Events


Held in September of each year.

Monthly Meetings
To deal with any association business, held on first Tuesday of the month during school terms.

Aim is to keep parents informed of school events, children’s achievements, P.A. activities, N.P.C. meetings etc. This is published to all parents at intervals during school year.

Review of school policies in conjunction with the Principal and B.O.M
Parents Association committee is invited to review and provide input to school policies before approval by Board of Management.

Christmas activities

  • The Parent Association organise and fund entertainment for Christmas celebrations in school (e.g. Mrs. Claus visited in 2010 and sang with children)
  • The parents association write a letter to Santa Claus who delivers a wrapped hamper of gifts to each classroom e.g. educational games, dolls and playdoh etc for younger children.
  • Santa also gives each child a Christmas chocolate treat.

First communion

  • Organise tea/coffee in Parish centre on information night for parents of first communion children.
  • Act as ushers at the masses the school hall prior to first communion parties.
  • Prepare tea/coffee and celebration cake for communion party.
  • Parents Association of both Clane national schools share funding of flowers in church for ceremony.


  • Parents Association act as ushers at the mass ceremony.
  • Parents Association of both Clane national schools share funding of flowers in church for ceremony.

6th Class Graduation Yearbook

  • Preparation of yearbook which is presented to children at graduation ceremony.
  • Set-up and catering for graduation party in the school.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

  • Takes place in June as a thank you to the staff of the school for their hard work during the year.
  • Volunteers provide various dishes for the teachers lunch which is set up in the staff room

Second hand book sale and uniform exchange

  • Volunteers collect books/ organise class lists of prices of second hand books.
  • Provide collection point for used uniforms to be donated by parents.
  • Help out on the day itself- setting up /selling books/ collecting money/ return monies to girls whose books sold etc.

Help out with the fun day which is organised by the school-

  • The P.A. supply and dispense drinks to children at a stand in the school grounds during the school fun day.
  • The P.A. organise and reserve First Aid performed with the Red Cross.

Other business may arise during the year and this is brought to the attention of the committee at the monthly meetings.

Fundraising activities

No uniform daysChildren are invited to dress to a specific theme (e.g. Wear pink or red for Valentine’s Day) and requested to give a small donation to the Parents Association for this.

Sponsored walk - this is usually held before Easter, it is the P. A’s biggest fundraiser and involves organising sponsorship cards/planning route/ compiling quiz questions& answers / organising prizes and donations / getting volunteers to act as (a) stewards along the route; (b) helpers to set up and man the main tables/ dispense drinks and crisps (c) distribution of no homework passes (d) organise raffle etc.

Used Clothing Collection –
Parents are invited to leave bags of used clothing to the school on a specific date. The clothing is collected from the school and weighed and the school receives a price per kilo.

After School activities

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After School activities

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