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.

The Association is involved in many areas of school life and key roles include :

  • Social events which include a New Parents Welcome Cocktail party,
    Parent Coffee mornings, Parent luncheon and barbeque
  • 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 on

The Current Parent’s Association Committee

Brian Pollock (Chair), Susan White (Secretary) Liz Lawrence (Treasury),

Committee Members: Sarah Gleeson, Samantha Krenski, Elena San Nicolas, Olivia Moffit, Aine Carroll-O’Keeffe, Majella Goulding, Ciara Hassett, Jenny Pringle, Katharine Bulbulia

Overseas Representative – Fiona Malin-Bofferding
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, Brian Pollock.

WhatsApp Group Representatives

  • Form 1 Jenny Pringle
  • Form 2 Samantha Krenski
  • Form 3 Sarah Gleeson
  • Form 4 Olivia Moffitt
  • Form 5 Elena San Nicolas
  • Form 6 Susan White


The Parents’ Association and the National Association of COMPASS would like to extend an invitation to all parents to attend their interactive meetings. The next meeting will be scheduled for March/April 2019. Speaker and venue are still to be confirmed. 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


Should you wish to purchase this year’s School Christmas Cards please contact Alice Luce directly by phone on 086 367 0374 or by email to stating your name, postal address, which image you would like and the number of packs required.


Friday, 25th January – Guest speaker and Parents Coffee morning

Prayer meeting will commence before the Coffee Morning
Guest Speaker will be John Lonergan (former Governor of Mountjoy Prison)

Second Hand Uniform Shop will be opened

Parents’ Association News

See the latest news from the Parents’ Association.

Compass Interactive Meeting

The Parents' Association & the National Association of COMPASS would like to extend an invitation to all parents to a presentation on "Your Parental Wellbeing and its’ Impact on your Children” on Saturday 17th November, 2018 at 10.30…

National Parents Council Post-Primary Conference

The Parents' Association would like to inform parents that the National Parents Council Post-Primary Conference will take place on Saturday October 13th 2018 at the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley. Full invitation and event details here.

Open Day, Saturday 29th September

All prospective pupils and their parents are very welcome to our annual Open Day during the morning of Saturday 29th September. No booking is needed: just turn up and you will be guided by pupils to the  Lower Argyle reception point, where…