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The NKETNS Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides a structure through which parents/guardians can work with the Principal, staff, Board of Management and children to foster a strong sense of community. The PTA’s programme of activities aims to promote the involvement of parents and advance the interests of the school.

All parents/guardians or teachers of children in school are members of the NKETNS PTA. The PTA is led by a committee elected at an Annual General Meeting. It includes parents nominated at the AGM, two members of the Board of Management (elected by the parent body as parent nominees to the Board), and two teachers (elected by the teaching staff). Sub-committees may also be established to support the organisation of specific events or fundraising activities.

The current PTA Committee members are:

– Lisa Freeman (Chair)

– Sarah Caldwell (Treasurer)

– Jim Tattersall (Secretary)

– Mark Cribbin

– Viv O’Connor

– Sinead Talbot

– Aine Cooney (teacher representative.)

– Peter Carr (teacher representative)

– Lisa O’Brien (BoM parents’ nominee)

– Gary Finnegan (BoM parents’ nominee)

The PTA Committee uses this notice board as means of communicating news, updates or information that may be valuable in our efforts to support our children’s learning.

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If you have any queries or suggestions for the committee, please contact us at nketnspta@gmail.com . We look forward to hearing from you.


And that’s a wrap on another year!  And what a great year it was, with the school remaining open for the entire time and our events getting largely back to normal.  We would like to extend our gratitude to the parents & guardians, school staff and the children for supporting all the PTA events since our last update.  Your generosity is astounding and we couldn’t do it without you.

PTA AGM – Our AGM was held in person in the school on the 27th of April.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  We managed to hold on to most of our committee members, saying goodbye to Sheena Brennan and our two teacher representatives, Jenny McCarthy and Sharon McCabe.  Thanks for all your hard week on the committee.  We welcome our two new teacher representatives Aine Cooney and Peter Carr.

CAKE SALE – Our first cake sale in two years took place on the 20th of May and the excitement was palpable!!  There was an impressive array of goodies on offer and I think the children really enjoyed it.  Many thanks to all our wonderful bakers (and shoppers) and to all the volunteers who helped out on the day.  We raised over €1,000 for the school and we were also able to donate the leftover cakes to Pat Grant at Hidden Homeless.

CASH FOR CLOTHES – We had another Cash for Clothes collection on the 27th of May.  Many thanks to everyone who brought their unwanted clothes.  It was the most successful collection to date.  We raised over €300 for the school. 

SPONSORED WALK – Our sponsored walk took place at the school and the Athletics Track on the 10th of June.  A great day was had by all the children.  We are absolutely blown away by the response to this fundraiser.  Through the incredible generosity of our school community we raised over €6,000 for the school.

FUTURE EVENTS – We have lots of exciting events planned for the coming school year, more cake sales and the return of our very popular Cinema Club.  Further details will be announced nearer the time.

The PTA would like to congratulate Jenny on her appointment as School Principal.  We are delighted to have an ex-committee member in the role and we very much look forward to working with Jenny over the coming years.  Pat leaves very big shoes to fill and we wish him well in his retirement and his next life adventure.

Finally, we would like to wish you all a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer.  Have a lovely break and we will see you back in September.  In the meantime, if you have any ideas for events or any comments or feedback, please get in touch by email at nketnspta@gmail.com

Don’t forget to visit our NKETNS PTA Facebook page too!