Parent Teacher Association

Pobalscoil Iosolde                                                         Parent Teacher Association(PTA)


A word of welcome from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


Dear parents, guardians and friends of Pobalscoil Iosolde,

This web page is dedicated to you the parents and the guardians of students of Pobalscoil Iosolde. Please feel free to browse through this web page. As always, the Parent Teacher Association(PTA) is your association. We are simply representatives. Do not be afraid to voice your opinion or get involved in any of our activities. If there are any questions or concerns you may have, feel free to contact any of the committee members below.

Many thanks,

Pamela – Chairperson


What is the PTA?


The Parent Teacher Association is an association that represents the views of parents and guardians. The role of the association includes:

  • Encouraging good relations between parents, guardians, teachers, students and school management.
  • Supporting the development, growth and welfare of students through sport, educational trips and other school activities.
  • Helping to develop and reinforce the ethos of the school
When do we meet?



The PTA meets once a month (Monday nights) in the Sports Complex from 7.OOpm to 8.15pm.

  • The format of the PTA meetings includes the discussion of the following items: The previous PTA minutes, school updates, the treasurer’s report, matters arising and AOB.


PTA Committee Members and their contact details



Chairperson PTA:  Catherine Cleary (086)8287018

Secretary:           Pamela McKenna (087) 0669839

Treasurer and Staff Representative:    Des Hackett (01) 6265991

Committee Members: Mary Dowling, Brenda Doran, Pamela McKenna, Christine Daly, Sandra Kelly, Mark Lawlor, Edel Van Eekeren, Mairead Byrne, Natasha Lester, Barbara O’ Connor, Gary Creighton, Tina Dempsey, Lynne…



Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Where is the best place to get a uniform for my son/daughter?
  • John Lawrence in Thomas Street to purchase jumpers, kilts, shirts, trousers, track suit and school tie
  • White shirts and trousers can also be purchased in Dunnes Stores, Penny’s or Marks & Spencers (although trousers may be cheaper in these shops the quality would not be great so you may end up having to buy extra trousers during the year)


  1. I am worried about my son/daughter’s progress in school at the moment.

What can I do?

  • You can contact the school by first by writing a note to your son’s/daughter’s tutor.
  • Next, you can make an appointment to see your son’s /daughter’s Year Head to discuss his/her progress.
  • Finally, you can contact the Principal or Deputy Principal.


  1. Why should I pay the voluntary subscription each year for my son/daughter?
  • All money received from voluntary subscriptions are used for the benefit or your son or daughter.
  • These benefits include the funding of buses for extra-curricular activities i.e. basketball, soccer, football, athletics and educational trips.
  • Funding is also made available to 6th year graduation and pantomime.




Calendar of Events 2015/2016


Term 1

  • 31st August- School year commences.
  • 18th September-Open day for local Primary schools.
  • 21st September-Open night, 7.00-9.30.
  • 7th October- Enrolments for 5th class primary school students;2.00-4.00 pm.
  • 23rd October- Mid –term commences-classes finish at 3.45.
  • 2nd November- Students return to school at 8.45.
  • 16th November-3rd/6th year Parent/Teacher meeting:  00 pm- 6.30 pm.
  • 22nd December-Christmas holidays commence.

Term 2

  • 6th January-Students return to school.
  • 14th January-2nd/5th year Parent/Teacher meeting: 4.00pm-6.30 pm.
  • 27th January-Assessment Test for incoming 1st years:2.00-5.00 pm.
  • 28th January-Beginning of examinations for all students.
  • 12th February-Mid –term commences-Classes finish at 3.45.
  • 22nd February- Return to school at 8.45.
  • 8th March-Information meeting for 4th Year and 3rd year parents.
  • 16th March-Easter holidays commence. Classes finish at 13.05


Term 3

  • 4th April-Students return to school at 8.45.
  • 12th April-Information evening for incoming 1st year parents:
  • 2nd May-School closed.
  • 11th May-Sports day.
  • 24th May -School prize giving
  • 25th May-6th year Graduation Mass.
  • 26th May- Summer examinations commence.
  • 3rd June- Summer holidays commence.
Useful Websites  


Educational Websites  Dept of Education website which has information on the school curriculum, school holidays etc.   Dept of Justice website on internet safety.  Information for parents and pupils on using the internet.  National qualifications authority of Ireland. Information on qualifications for entry into 3rd level schools. Applications for third level colleges.   Interactive website which helps students with homework and provides tools for learning. National Parents Council (Post –Primary)

School Books Websites

Pobalscoil Iosolde                                                         Parent Teacher Association(PTA)

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