Johnstown Parents Association AGM this September

The Johnstown Parents Association (JPA) AGM is to be held Tuesday September 20th at 7.30pm in the Boys Hall.

We would encourage you to attend, we think you will find it worthwhile and informative

The Agenda for the night is as follows:

1. Opening Address by Liam Dillon, JPA Chairperson

2. Financial Accounts by Jen Thorpe, JPA Treasurer

3. Principal’s Welcome by Michelle Cotterell and Lisa Breen

4. Parent 2021 / 2022 Feedback led by Liam Dillon

5. Plans for 2022/ 2023 led by Liam Dillon 

6. Volunteering for the JPA 

7. Any Other Business

8. This will be followed by a presentation / session with Zeeko

Zeeko is an Irish company whose mission is to teach Internet Safety to Children, Parents and Teachers, creating a world where young people can safely benefit from Technology and the Internet. They are innovators in this field with leading knowledge, experience and expertise in Children’s Internet Safety, successfully managing the online risks young people face every day.

Welcome Back…and new beginnings!

It’s that time of year again… new school clothes and schools books, new teachers and assistants, schoolbags and pencil cases, fresh haircuts, excitement at meeting with school friends after a long sunny summer and nervous excitement for the newest arrivals in Junior Infants classes (and that’s just their parents!)

As the school year restarts and we begin to return to familiar school time and extra curricular rhythms, whether it is continuing the education odyssey or just starting out on it, the JPA would like to wish each and every pupil, parent and the teaching and administration staff all the very best in our girls and boys schools this year.

Keep a close eye on our website and social media channels over the coming academic year as the JPA engages with the school community supporting the parents and board of management with a range of initiatives, events and fundraisers throughout the school year.

As ever, if you think you would like to get involved in the JPA, or have a couple of hours a month to help out with the JPA just drop us a line at our contact page on this website – we’d be delighted to welcome you on board!

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Quiz Champs…& a BIG cheque for Red Cross !

Our worthy table quiz champions, the Merrigans (centre), hold the trophy aloft

The annual JPA Table Quiz was held last Friday and was a roaring success! The competition was tight and the atmosphere in the school hall among the participants was electric as the Merrigan family won out to claim the coveted Leo Clancy Cup.

But they weren’t the only winners as the funding raising from the JPA Table Quiz raised an enormous €1,100 for the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal.

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in the Quiz, all the volunteers who helped organise it on the night and of course to everyone who donated funds to the charity appeal.

Looking forward to the next big JPA Table Quiz already…!

Also a really big shout out to our sponsors on the night, please give these local heros your support:

Base Wood Fired Pizza (thanks for all the amazing pizza at the quiz guys!)
Casey School of Dance (really appreciate the vouchers)
Ballybrack-Killiney Montessori (for the generous donation)
Quando Pizza (thanks for the vouchers)
Core Credit Union (for another generous donation)