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Saint Mary's National School, Dublin

Parent's Assocation

The Parents Association (PA)

The Parents Association (PA) is open to all parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. It facilitates an active partnership and good communication between the parents and the school. The PA raises funds to support the school and provides additional resources for the teachers and classrooms. The PA encourages all parents to get involved in the life of the school and always welcomes volunteers to support and help with all PA activities and initiatives.


The Parent in each class nominate two “Class Reps”, who generally serve a term of two years. The Class Reps participate in the Parents Association, attend the monthly meetings and communicate any messages from the PA to the rest of the parents.

Monthly Meetings:

The PA meet once a month to discuss upcoming topics such as upcoming fund raisers, upcoming class activities or any issues relevant to the school. The meetings last approximately 1 hour. The Class Reps attend the meeting but all other parents and guardians are also welcome to attend. If there are particular topics you wish to be discussed by the PA, please email so it can be added to the agenda for the next meeting.

Examples of Activities Organised by the PA:

  • Social night – Wine & Cheese
  • Grandparents Day
  • Family Fun Day
  • 4th Class – Knitting/Crocheting
  • 6th Class – Graduation Lunch


Talk to your Class Rep or email


Parents Association

26th Feb 2024

A massive massive thanks to all the teachers, pupils and Parents' Association representatives for the work done over the last week on the Dignity Pack project. The PA had hoped to make about 100 packs but have actually produced over 200 thanks to the generosity of families in the community. The Dignity Packs will be delivered to the Capuchin Day Centre who will distribute them to the users of their service. A number of surplus items will be donated locally. 

13th Feb 2024
A big thank you to the Parents’ Association for, once again, treating everyone to delicious pancakes today! Thanks too to the Student Council for their help. 
1st Jun 2023

All the children had such fun and really enjoyed themselves especially when they had to choreograph their own pieces in groups! Some definite movers and shakers were to be seen!

Thank you to the PA for organising the fantastic dance workshops for us.