The Parents Council undertake a number of fundraising initiatives during the school year.
We hold our Flag Day in September each year, our 6 week draw in the run up to Easter and our Church Gate Collection in March. All of these fundraisers are very important for the assistance it allows us to provide to the improvements to the school for the benefit of our daughters. The 6 week draw is our main fundraiser and so it is particularly important that every student endeavours to contribute to this. Full cards are priced at €60 or €10 per week for the 6 weeks of the draw. Each line is priced at €2 per week. There are prizes galore not only for the winners, but the sellers of full cards, full lines, best class, best year etc and the draw culminates in an Easter Raffle which is held in the gym on the Friday of the Easter Holidays at which we raffle easter eggs, hampers etc. The girls seem to love this raffle, it generates great excitement! Please see below where we will publish the weekly results of the 6 week draw. We are very grateful to all those who contribute to these fundraisers.
In addition to the main fundraisers, we like to do something of a more social nature each year. In the past we have held a Christmas Floral Demonstration and a Christmas Cookery Demonstration and for Christmas 2014 we hosted the Christmas Concert in the Augustinian with special guest Donal Lunny. The primary purpose of these events is to bring the wider school community together. Parents have an opportunity to get together socially and to meet other parents and teachers whilst having a good night out. Each event held so far has been very successful, proving that given the opportunity, parents welcome the chance to get together in an informal setting.
This year we will be holding a Christmas Floral Demonstration on Nov. 26th at 7:30 in the school assembly hall, tickets available from any member of the Parents Council or from the School Office.
Sponsorship of Prizes
In 2012 the Parents Council wrote to parents asking them for the first time to consider donating prizes that could be used for fundraising events. We received a very good response from parents, some of them local business people, to our request. These prizes have been used for raffles on several occasions and have helped us raise hundreds of Euros. Thank you all for your generosity. Please note that we continue to accept prizes in this way.