Past pupils and parents are welcome to our 50th Celebration and Reunion night.
Friday 5th October- 8pm Fitzpatrick’s Castle, finger food and music from:
‘The George Hunter Band’, ‘Mark and Aidan’ and DJ set until late.
Tickets are €20 per person or table of 10 for €180 tickets and are on sale.
200 tickets have already been sold so, please let us know if you can make it, as soon as possible as Fitzpatricks Hotel need to know numbers attending.
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
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.
Some of our students and parents might be interested Sophies ‘Speech and Drama’ classes, starting on Tuesday the 11th of September and Friday the 14th in the pastoral centre.
Johnstown GNS have decided to have their 50th celebration big night out on, Friday the 5th October in Killiney Castle.
They have asked the JPA to let parents know and ask you to ‘save the date’. The GNS will send out a text to all parents with details to follow, in September.
We would ask for your continued support and we hope to see many of you there on the night.
Save the Date! for #JohnstownGNS50
As we come to the end of another school year, we would like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to all of our sponsors, who, every year, support the Johnstown Parents Association. Without this support, we would not be able to run all of the events, that are such an important part of what we do each year. Please offer them your support, in return, right through the summer months, and into next year.
We would also like to thank you, the parents, for your continued support and assistance. You too are an integral part of what we do.
To our teachers and SNAs, in both schools. Have a well-deserved break and thank you for assisting us through the year. Mrs Quinn and Mr Cadogan, thank you both for your assistance also and for being our Go-To people when we need the school’s support.
To both caretakers, Peter & Gareth, and to the school secretaries, Gaye, Muirghen & Anne, thank you for all your hard work, including the late evenings, and help, behind the scenes. So much of what you do goes unnoticed.
A special word to the children. Their welfare is top of all of our agendas, and they make what we do so worthwhile. To the boys & girls who are moving on to secondary school, we wish you well in the future. To those children joining the schools in September, welcome. We look forward to meeting you, and your parents in the new school year, and hopefully some of you parents will join us on the Johnstown Parents Association.
Finally. We hope you all have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.
The Johnstown Parents Association Team
Monday, 25.06.2018, is the last day for uniforms in The Boys National School.
From Tuesday 26.06.2018, boys will be allowed to wear non-uniform clothes to school.
NOTE – We ask that students going on school tours next week, hold onto and wear their blue polo shirts for their school tour days only. This is to assist teachers and minders during the tours, to identify their groups.
Used uniforms, in good, clean condition, can be taken to school from Tuesday 26.06.2018 onwards. Uniforms will be sorted and sized between Tuesday & Wednesday of next week and on Thursday morning, 29.06.2018, at 9.10am, uniforms can be viewed and collected, free of charge in “The Halla”, in the girl’s school.
This is a great opportunity to get some uniform items for your children for the coming year, and also an opportunity to give your children’s current uniforms to other parents for use next year.
We ask that any name tags be removed and again, that those uniform items be sent to the school in good, clean condition.
Staff & Management – Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Boys National School.
Johnstown Parents Association