A Message from the Chairperson

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Parents’ Association is a great vehicle by which we all can become involved in the school and make the most of our daughters’ education.

There are up to four parent places from each year on the Committee and elections take place at the Annual General Meeting, held in September of each year. Parents can help in lots of other ways too without being on the Committee – offers of help are always welcome e.g. for fundraising activities or assisting with the Musical etc.

Communication between the Parents’ Association Committee and the Members (i.e. all parents and guardians) is by way of our Christmas Newsletter, school notices, email, web-text and the school website.

With your help, Our Lady’s Bower Parents’ Association will be able to continue to offer its support to the school to ensure the continuation of the many and varied activities arranged for our daughters, and the ongoing development of school facilities.

It is also a fantastic opportunity to get to know other parents in an informal way.

Chairperson

 

Purpose and Aims

The Purpose of Our Lady’s Bower Parents’ Association ispaden

  • To promote the formation and development of active school-parent contact.
  • To promote liaison between the Parents’ Association and other Bodies, as deemed appropriate.
  • To assist in meeting the financial needs of the school through fundraising.
  • To assist in career guidance, sporting, musical and extra-curricular activities, where opportunities arise.

pa-groomingMembership of the Parents Association

All parents or guardians of present students in the school are Members of the Parents’ Association.

 

Some of what we do…..

  • We meet, usually once a month, during term time.pa-oliver
  • In conjunction with AIB Bank, we award Bursaries annually to two students to assist with their Third Level education expenses.
  • We arrange and fund Study Skills sessions for 2nd and 5th years, each year.
  • We attend and help out at functions such as Arts Week, Open Evening, Induction Day, the School Musical and the 6th Year Graduation Mass.
  • In the recent past we have funded the purchase and installation of pa-SINEADnew lockers for the 1st year area, new maps for the geography department and drums for the orchestra.
  • Our Sports sub-committee works to fund equipment for the sports and PE department.
  • We have a consultative role in the formation of school policies.

Fundraising Initiatives Thus Far

  • Cash for Clobber
  • Annual Duck Derby
  • 50:50
  • Christmas Fair

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Parents Association Members 2014-2015

Chairperson

Ms Iris Murray

Secretary/Vice Secretary

Ms Anne-Marie O Brien

Ms Marie McGovern

Treasurers

Ms Nancy Connolly

Ms Anne Marie Slevin

Staff representative

Ms Melita Quirke

Vice Chairperson:

Ms Monica Redmond

PRO

Ms Vera Lindsay

Ms Síle O Flaherty

Board of Management Repres

Ms Noreen Reidy

Mr Brian Mac Ghiolla Phadraig

Parents’ Association email: olbpta@gmail.com