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 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 brian@bpwebdesigns.com.

The Current Parent’s Association Committee

Brian Pollock (Chair), Liz Lawrence (Acting Secretary), Katharine Bulbulia  (Treasurer),

Committee Members: Sarah Gleeson,  Aine Carroll-O’Keeffe, Ciara Hassett, Jenny Pringle, Katharine Bulbulia, Charlotte Kelly, Colette Cully, Gilly Goodbody, Lynn Turkington.

Overseas Representative – Irmela Hopkins
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 Ciara Hassett
  • Form 2 Jenny Pringle
  • Form 3 Aine Carroll
  • Form 4 Sarah Gleeson
  • Form 5 Ciara Hassett
  • Form 6 Liz Lawrence
  • Overseas Irmela Hopkins

Second Hand Uniform Shop

We plan to open the shop on a more frequent basis in the New Year – we will communicate further when details are finalised.

Next opening of the shop will be Friday 24th January 2020.

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
Email: brucejohnhayes@gmail.com

Parents’ Association Events

Upcoming events.

Next Coffee Morning and 2nd Hand Uniform Shop

Friday 24th January 2020

We plan to open the Second Hand Uniform Shop on a more frequent basis in the New Year. We will communicate details as soon as plans are finalised.

Parents’ Association News & Reviews

Reviews of past Parents’ Association events and speakers.

Parents' Association News

Coffee Morning & Guest Speaker A wonderful coffee morning was shared with around 60 parents in the Drawing Room in Whitehall on Friday morning. Thank you to our wonderful guest speaker, John Lonergan, who presented a thought provoking talk…

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.