Hello to all parents!

We would like to welcome everyone back to the new school year and a special welcome to the new parents joining the school.
We hope all the boys and girls have settled back in nicely. It’s going to be another fun & exciting year with all our events and new plans!!!
We would like to bring your attention to a very important event coming up:

Annual General Meeting.

The 2018 JPA AGM details are as follows:
Date: Thursday 20th September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Johnstown Boys School

Please note:
As the majority of the committee members are leaving this year, your Parents Association needs you!

The following is just a brief idea as to what is involved with being a member:
– One evening a month for meetings
– Willing to help with organising the fun activities for the boys and girls
– Helping to support the school social events
– Enthusiasm and a team player

The JPA raises approximately €10,000 per annum which is shared between the schools.

These funds are paid towards:
• Ice Cream day
• Communion and Confirmation breakfasts
• School Graduation
• Easter Art Competition
• 6th Class Social
• School Donations

Without new committee members, none of this can happen. We encourage you all to come along to the AGM.

Best regards,
James, Paula, Lynne, Bernadette, Elaine, Siobhan, Caroline, Fiona, Gemma, Tim & Joe.



The Johnstown Parents Association AGM




Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Johnstown Parents Association, to be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Johnstown Boys National School, on December 12th, 2017 at 7.00 p.m.

1. Chairpersons Address
To include a report on work, fundraising events and general activities of the
Association over the last year.
2. Financial Update/ Treasurers Report.
3. Report on the work of The National Parents Council (By Chairperson)
4. Principals Address –
Principals, or their representatives, will be invited to address the meeting.
5. Election of Officers
6. Any other business

Johnstown Parents’ Association AGM


Johnstown Parents’ Association AGM takes place Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm in the boys school hall.

All welcome! Tea/coffee will be served. We look forward to seeing everyone there, JPA.

Please contact us if you’d like to join and be an active member of our school association.


Minutes of the Annual General Meeting

Minutes of the AGM of the JPA held at The Girls School Hall on the 14th September, 2016 at 7p.m.

  1. The Chairman addressed the meeting thanking the JPA, school staff and parents for their support. It was noted that although the attendance was good in comparison to other years it was low in proportion to the numbers of pupils.
  1. The income and expenses of JPA were distributed and reviewed with a combined contribution of €8,000 being made and donated to the schools.
  1. 6th Class Social
  • This is confirmed as taking place in the Boys school hall from 8-10pm on Thursday 30th June
  1. The committee elections took place with the following members being elected;
  • James Dunne as Chairman
  • Natalie Greenan as Secretary
  • Lynn Lawlor was as Treasurer
  • David Horan as co-treasurer
  • Emer Fitzgerald as vice-chairperson (in her absence)
  • Brianan Byrne
  • Elaine Murray
  • Lynne Murto
  • Bernadette Cummins
  • Edwina Mullan
  • Alison Kearney
  • Caroline Vance
  • Paula Koechlin
  • Stefan Teehan


It was noted that the constitution only allows 10 committee members but that this could and should be amended.

Carolann Kestell and Alan Brady stood down as Committee members.  Their contribution was noted and much appreciated.

  1. Joe Garde volunteered to help re-vamp the JPA website and his help was gratefully accepted.
  1. Some parents had questions for the principals who undertook to reply to any queries directly.
  1. The first JPA meeting was arranged (post AGM) for Wednesday 21st September at 8.15pm at the Boys School.

​AGM NOTICE: 14th September 2016, 7pm


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the JPA, to be held at the Girls school hall on Wednesday 14th September, 2016 at 7 pm for the following purposes;

1. The Chairman’s review

2. To review the income and expenses of the JPA

3. Election of Committee

4. To schedule the next meeting 

5. Any other business


We are very happy to announce that our AGM speaker this year will be renowned economist and Johnstown alumnus David McWilliams.  

Below is the introduction he was given at the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis:

“David McWilliams is an economist, writer, broadcaster and journalist. He worked initially as an economist with the Central Bank of Ireland, the Union Bank of Switzerland and Banque Nationale de Paribas. Since 1999 he has been a broadcaster, writer, economic commentator and documentary maker. He has written four books, writes two weekly economic columns and he has made various documentaries. He has brought a one man economic stand-up show to the stage at the Abbey Theatre. David McWilliams is credited with being one of the first economists to predict a boom in Ireland’s economy and for his predictions of an Irish property bubble building from 2000 to 2007 which would ultimately burst. He was the first to coin the phrase “ghost estates”. In January 2007, David McWilliams was selected as one of 250 young global leaders by the World Economic Forum and he is a regular speaker on the international circuit.”

David has kindly donated his much in demand time and will be speaking to us on Wednesday 14th September.  His wonderful ability to make economics accessible to all and his ability to predict economic trends will make this an unmissable event.  Please join us in welcoming David back to Johnstown!

Many thanks