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
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.
James, Paula, Lynne, Bernadette, Elaine, Siobhan, Caroline, Fiona, Gemma, Tim & Joe.
The Parents’ Association works to help the school enrich your child’s educational experience. It also aims to promote the school community by organising activities throughout the year.
To ensure you are aware of these events and other school activities please sign up to our website http://www.jpaconnect.com and our class rep system.
We intend to hold the following events and fundraisers this year;
• The Autumn table quiz, date to be confirmed shortly
• 2017 Calendars on sale in December
• Big Night Out in January
• Communion and Confirmation breakfasts
• Spring Table Quiz
• Easter Art competition
• 6th Class Social in June
• Pop Up Café
• Uniform swap
If you cannot attend events there are plenty of other ways to help, including the following;
• Supporting our Christmas calendar
• If you have a business you may consider advertising in our school calendar, there is additional add space available this year
• Donate prizes for our raffles at the table quiz, especially welcome are prizes for children
• If you can please support the advertisers on our calendar and please let them know you are supporting them – this helps us gain their financial support each year.
• If you have contacts or skills that may help us please let us know this would be much appreciated.
Your contribution is highly valued and allows the Parents Association to complete this important work. The annual subscription is €10 per family but any contribution is welcomed. Please find attached an envelope to be returned through the school. Or you can pay
“Parents Association Johnstown Killiney National School”
online with the following details;
IBAN IE59 ULSB 9859 5076 1833 69, BIC ULSB IE 2D
Many thanks for your continued support.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You can download the document here. It will also be sent home with your son or daughter.
Minutes of the AGM of the JPA held at The Girls School Hall on the 14th September, 2016 at 7p.m.
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.
The income and expenses of JPA were distributed and reviewed with a combined contribution of €8,000 being made and donated to the schools.
6th Class Social
This is confirmed as taking place in the Boys school hall from 8-10pm on Thursday 30th June
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)
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.
Joe Garde volunteered to help re-vamp the JPA website and his help was gratefully accepted.
Some parents had questions for the principals who undertook to reply to any queries directly.
The first JPA meeting was arranged (post AGM) for Wednesday 21st September at 8.15pm at the Boys School.
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
AGM speaker DAVID McWILLIAMS
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!