St. Anthony’s Parents’ Association prides itself in being a very active, creative and welcoming committee. Our aim is to work together and support the Principal, Staff and all Parents to make our boys’ school experience fun, positive and memorable.
Our Mission Statement:
“CREATING MEMORIES TOGETHER”
At the heart of the St. Anthony’s Parents’ Association is the goal to Create Lasting Memories Together. As well as hosting annual events such as the SVDP Giving Tree, Communion and Confirmation Receptions, every year we work together with the school to introduce new and exciting projects in support of the school’s goals. We hope the events and programmes we organise create fun, positive, memories for the boys and will stay with them long after their years at St. Anthony’s.
How We Work!
Our aim is to have a class representative for each class who then make up a working Parents’ Association Committee of about 30 people. Through the class WhatsApp, the class representative will keep parents updated on our activities.
We are led by a Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Committee meets monthly, typically the second Wednesday evening of the month. We also have Project Leads and sub-committees who take ownership to organise and run the various events during the year.
But you don’t have to become a committee member to be involved. We encourage and welcome involvement from all parents’ and even as little as 5 minutes of your time can make a big difference. Where possible, we try to set up for the bigger events the evening before which has greatly increased the numbers of volunteers who are able to get involved, especially dads who can assist with the heavy lifting too.
We use Sign Up! which is a free online tool that allow us to create, coordinate and track our events.
You can volunteer for our events.
The Parents’ Association is primarily financed through an annual voluntary contribution from each family.
Our Events and Programmes
Why Get Involved?
Getting involved is a great way to get to know the workings of our school. Children love to see their parents involved in their school – it gives them an added sense of comfort, security and pride. Parents also create their own memories by working together, achieving great things, making new friends and having some fun along the way.
The feel-good factor is another plus! You make a difference through our charitable work and put smiles on children’s faces when they’re enjoying the programmes and events we provide.
For the 2019/20 School Year the Officers are:
Chairperson – Margaret Walsh
Secretary – Alvin Deasy
Treasurer – Jennifer Holland
“We hope to continue the great work of the PA Committee and look forward to welcoming new faces, new friends and together creating more fun, positive and lasting memories for everyone in St. Anthony’s BNS.” Margaret Walsh