Wesley College Dublin

WESLEY COLLEGE PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR WHAT COMES NEXT!

(The membership  of the new committee will probably be next, but a bit further down the page!)

(... and meanwhile have a look at earlier events you might have missed ...)

 

RECENT EVENTS

 

PTA AGM

Monday 19th November 2018, 19:30

Wesley PTA AGM took place this week with guest speaker Peter McVerry giving a highly engaging talk about his experience dealing with the homeless in Ireland.  Congrats to newly elected committee members:  Avril Montgomery, Clive Jones, Kerri Judge,  Elaine Wilson and Kevin Daly.

 

The notice and agenda for the AGM was available for viewing and download at:

2018 PTA AGM Notice and Agenda

   

COMPASS Interactive Meeting

Saturday 17th November 2018, 10:30

 Midleton College, Midleton, Co. Cork

"Your parental wellbeing and its impact on your children";  Brendan Dennehy

Further information is available for viewing and download at:

COMPASS - Interactive Meeting

NPCpp ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

Parents - Your Voice in Education

Saturday 13th October 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

 Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley

This all-day conference included four speakers, including Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Childern and Richard Bruton,  the Minister for Education and Skills, and four workshops.

Original details are available for download in the NPCpp Annual Conference 2018 flier.

  

TRANSITION YEAR PARENTS' COFFEE MORNING

Friday 5th October 2018, 08:30 - 10:00

 Airfield 

 

Parents of 4th years had a relaxed Friday morning in Airfield over coffee and scones, on the 5th October. It was a new initiative this year and proved a great success.

Given the TY shake up of classes and moving pupils around for TY the  PTA felt it would be useful for parents to meet each other again, to renew old acquaintances and get to know some new faces too.

Some were enjoying it so much they looked like they wanted to stay on in Airfield for lunch!  This is definitely an event that will be considered as aa  regualr event by the PTA in the future.

 

 

BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK TALK

Monday 17th September 2018, 19:30

 All parents are invited to a talk by Stella O’Mally, a mental health professional. Stella will be giving a talk to parents on bullying. This is part of the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week being held in the school for students.

 

FIRST YEAR AND PREPS COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 15th September 2018, 09:30 - 11:30

Blackmore Pavilion 

 

The 15th September saw a great turnout matched by a great buzz of parents of pupils coming in to 1st year or Prep class, for our annual coffee morning in the Blackmore Pavillion, overlooking the hockey pitches.

The annual event gives parents and guardians a chance to meet parents and guardians of students in the same class as thier own child in an informal setting over a cup of tea or coffee. 

It was a great success on a beautiful morning and with a great atmosphere as parents set about getting to know eachother, most for the very first time!

    

 FOR REPORTS ON EARLIER EVENTS SEE OUR

ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS EVENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

The Wesley College Parent Teacher Association aims to advance the education and welfare of pupils, promoting co-operation and communication between the management of the college, parents and staff.  and assisting with social, educational and other activities for the Wesley community.

 

We represent the interests of parents of day and boarder pupils at the school and provide input to the formulation and implementation of school policies. All parents are members of the association, which is run by an elected committee. The operation of the association is governed by a constitution, which may be viewed and downloaded at WCDPTA Constitution

 

The association is funded primarily through a contribution collected from parents through the college's normal fee invoicing. These funds, together with those raised through some of the activities which the PTA runs, are used in fulfilling the aims of the association. 

ACTIVITIES

 The association runs, assists with or financially supports some regular activities which are an integral to college life, the principal ones being the following.
First year parents' coffee morning Pre-Debs Soiree
Poetry Aloud PTA AGM
Student Enterprise Awards Spring Guest Speaker
Model United Nations Interschools Music Festival
Seachtain na Gaeilge Green Week
Business Innovation Award Ready Steady Cook
Wesley Artist of the Year Book Week
Habitat for Humanity School Leaver’s BBQ
Uniform Sale  
 

REPRESENTATION

 The PTA is represented, through appointed committee members, on the Board of Governors' Buildings & Grounds Committee and on COMPASS (Co-operation of Minority Religion and Protestant Parent Associations (Post Primary)).

 

The association also nominates one member of the Board of Management. 

Current Parent Teacher Association Committee 2017-2018

 Chairperson: Deirdre Mackay
Treasurer: Cathriona Fitzsimons
Secretary: Derek Switzer
Committee members: Hope Adjenughure (Boarder parent), Edel Bell, Ruth Chamberlain, Karen Harris, Suzanne Hawe, Nita Mishra, Jan Taylor, Peter Wheelehan
Buildings & Grounds committee representative: Hope Adjenughure
COMPASS representatives: Nita Mishra, Edel Bell
Teacher representatives: Gerry Walsh, Raquel Rodriquez
Principal:  Christopher Woods
Deputy Principal: Patricia Lewis 

Contacting the Parent Teacher Association

 Suggestions on PTA matters are always welcome and are best sent by email to pta@wesleycollege.ie, or can be sent by post to  The Honorary  Secretary, Wesley College PTA, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

 

Please note that communication regarding administrative and educational matters should be directly with the College office.