The Parents’ Association
St. Columba’s College has an active Parents’ Association that organises a wide range of events throughout the academic year.
St. Columba’s College has an active Parents’ Association that organizes a wide range of events throughout the academic year.
The Parents’ Association helps to ensure that all parents feel part of the College community through the organization of formal and informal events throughout the school year. Parents are automatically members of the Parents’ Association and are encouraged to become actively involved in the Committee, which represents the interests of students.
*** Please note that we have had to cancel all our planned events including coffee mornings for the foreseeable future until Government restrictions on social gatherings are eased and it is safe to hold them again. ***
The Association is involved in many areas of school life and key roles include :
- Social events which include a New Parents Welcome Cocktail party and
Parent Coffee mornings.
- Donations to school initiatives to enhance students experiences
- Running and stocking the Second Hand Uniform Shop
- Inviting Guest speakers to address parents on topical interests of relevance to general health and well being of students
Parents Association Committee
Parents’ Association Committee Members are elected each year at the AGM which is held in October. The members then elect officers for Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer at the first official meeting together. Should new parents wish to know more about the Parents’ Association they are invited to contact a committee member or the Chair, Brian Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Current Parent’s Association Committee
Bruce Hayes (Chair), Gilly Goodbody (Secretary), Jenny Pringle (Treasurer),
Committee Members: Ciara Hassett, Colette Cully, Lynn Turkington, Charles Butler, Lesley Robertson, David Rane.
Overseas Representative – Richard Devereux
Compass Representative – Rev Bruce Hayes
Each Form has a “WhatsApp” group. A particularly useful communication tool, especially for overseas parents. If you would like to be added to your child’s Form WhatsApp group you can email details directly to the Chairperson, Bruce Hayes
WhatsApp Group Representatives
- Form 1 Ciara Hassett
- Form 2 Jenny Pringle
- Form 3 Colette Cully
- Form 4 Aine Carroll
- Form 5 Sarah Gleeson
- Form 6 Ciara Hassett
- Overseas Richard Devereux
Coffee Mornings – Until current Government restrictions on social gatherings are revised we are unable to hold any coffee mornings
Second Hand Uniform Shop
Gilly Goodbody is your contact for the Second Hand Uniform shop. At present our stock is very limited but if you need any uniform please contact Gilly on 086 6077455 and she will be happy to try and help you.
COMPASS INTERACTIVE MEETING
The Parents’ Association and the National Association of COMPASS would like to extend an invitation to all parents to attend their interactive meetings. For further details, please contact our Compass Representative
Bruce Hayes, Rector of St Patrick’s Church Dalkey. Contact details:
Contact: Bruce Hayes
Telephone: 01 2803369 or 086 2327349
SCC PA June 2021 Newsletter
As we get close to the end of this extraordinary year, The Parents’ Association would like to thank the Warden for keeping us all informed through all his numerous emails for what has been a trying and difficult year. It has been an extremely stressful year for everyone, especially the exam year students, their parents and the staff. We thank the staff for all their continued hard work.
We would especially like to thank all those parents who hosted overseas children during the time the school was closed.
Having had to cancel all planned social events for last year, we are hoping to get back to normal in September, with our new parents’ evening on the 1st September in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, which is open to all parents. More details to follow nearer the time.
Hopefully our coffee mornings in Whispering House will resume come September, along with speakers talks and guided walks, a careers evening for 5th and 6th years in collaboration with the Old Colomban Society.
The Parents’ Association has funded projects for the TY programme, donating a thousand euro to help fund social events such as an Art and Craft Day.
We contributed towards a TY small business initiative.
The Graduation Gifts for 6 Form Leavers, the PA again this year have sponsored silver cufflinks for the boys, and for the girls, beautiful personalised silver necklaces, kindly designed and made by Anna von Bergmann (5th Form parent).
The PA bought a bench in memory of Joshua Yang who sadly passed away last year in Ist year, the bench is made from Asian Teak with his name engraved on the back. The School held a dedication ceremony for the bench in memory of Joshua this week. Joshua’s friend Euan Flanagan gave a lovely recollection of his memories of Joshua’s time in St Columba’s and Rev. Owen said some prayers of dedication.
We would like to thank both parents and teachers who generously donated to the Joshua Yang appeal, which raised 8,400 euro for the Children’s charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.
Also in memory of Joshua we have purchased a Gingko Tree which will be planted near the Chapel.
Thank you in advance for all your generous donations to the Second Hand Uniform shop, without your support we wouldn’t be able to keep this valuable enterprise going.
Any donations are greatly received.
To all those students leaving the College, we wish them all the very best for the future.
Have a safe and Happy Summer.
For ratification on October 22nd 2021