The Parent Association of Maryfield College would like to share with you news of their activities throughout the school year, please read our newsletter for all the updates.
Despite the rain, the Parents Association and students from Maryfield College were out in force celebrating World Earth Day by hosting its annual Spring Clean of the school’s grounds. It was a busy morning weeding, pruning, cutting back brambles, clearing moss, litter picking and planting new plants. A big thank you to all the parents, especially the students who volunteered, the school caretaker Alan Redmond and principal Dr O’Rourke. A big shout out to Dublin City Council who provided us with bags, gloves and litter pickers and Tully Nurseries in Ballyboughal who supplied us with some planting.
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The Maryfield College Parents Association are delighted to announce that their Annual Spring Clean event in association with An Taisce Spring Clean will be taking place again this year on Saturday 2nd April.
All parents, guardians and students are being invited to give up as much time as they possibly can between 09.30 and 1 pm to help with gardening, weeding , painting and a general ‘Spring Clean’ of the school grounds.
If you cannot help out on the day you may be in a position to donate or loan gardening tools, paint or paint brushes, you can also sponsor plants for the grounds. The day is always rounded off with refreshments.
The Parents Association have attached a flyer to this email with all the details of the event and how you can register to participate.
We are delighted that this event can take place again this year and hope to have a good turn out of volunteers on the 2nd of April.
Parents have always been encouraged to play a very active part in the life of Maryfield and an active Parents’ Association has existed for many years. The Association plays an important part in the successful running of the school. We hold meetings on topics of educational interest to parents and we support the work of the school in many other ways.
The Parents Association have hosted many beneficial Information evenings for parents, dealing with issues such as drug awareness , study skills, and we support the annual ‘Cheese & Wine’ night for the parents of 1st Years. We have also been involved in supporting music evenings, Art competitions, organised the highly-successful School Clean-up day, 2012, organised funding raising event “Swishing the Rails”. Assisted with the Transition Year Concert – “Back to the 80’”
The Association have also consulted on the review of some school policies such as the College Code of Conduct.
The annual contribution from parents provides the bulk of funding. If additional funds are needed for the Association’ work, Over the last few years, funds raised by the Parents Association have been allocated to:
All parents / guardians of pupils attending Maryfield College are automatically members of the Parents’ Association.
The annual general meeting of the Association is normally held in October, and at this meeting a Committee is elected each year to co-ordinate the activities of the Parents’ Association.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 19.30 in the School. All parents are welcome to join the Committee.
Two parents also represent the parent body on The Board of Management.
Do you want to join the Committee, assist at one of our events or simply want more information?
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