The Parents Council undertook a number of new fundraising initiatives in 2012-2013. A Christmas Floral Demonstration and Arrangement Night was held on 27th Nov 2012. The demonstration on the night was given by Jean Strong. The entry fee of €15 included mulled wine, mince pies and tea/coffee plus a raffle for the floral arrangements made on the night. The night was a great success and we hope to repeat similar events in the future. The event was attended by almost 100 people and a total of €800 was raised.
We also held a raffle at the interval on each night during the run of the Transition Year play 'The Curious Tutelage of Little Miss Red' in December 2012. Sponsors of the raffle prizes included Integra Gym, Coulter & Black Cake Design, Fox`s Jewellers and Sapphire Hair Salon. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity. We are currently investigating the feasibility of establishing a pool of spot prizes for future draws. We would welcome any suggestions or comments on this and of course we would be grateful for any contributions.
The Carol Service held in the Augustinian Church on 20th December whilst the brainchild of the Parents` Council, was a resounding success thanks to the hard work and effort of the teachers and students and again it is anticipated that this event will be repeated in future years having raised almost €2000 for the school.
Thank you to everyone who gave their support by buying Pantomime tickets through the school recently, and helped us to bolster our funds. Our thanks also to the Pantomime Society for giving us the opportunity to raise funds. We would also like to congratulate them on a great production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.