WESLEY COLLEGE PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
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 ...)
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:
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:
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
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
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
INTRODUCTIONThe 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.
ACTIVITIESThe 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|
REPRESENTATIONThe 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)).
Current Parent Teacher Association Committee 2017-2018Chairperson: Deirdre Mackay
Contacting the Parent Teacher AssociationSuggestions on PTA matters are always welcome and are best sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.