Parents’ Association

St. Comán's Wood Primary School Parents' Association Committee 23/24

As elected by AGM on the 26th September 2023

Title Name
Chairperson Norma Raftery
Vice Chairperson Emma Johnson
Kristina Anic, with support Niamh Keane
Vice Treasurer Siobhan Ryan
Minutes Secretary Aisling Neilan
Correspondence Secretary Caroline Nally
Public Relations Officer Fiona Dunne

St. Comán's Wood Primary School Parents' Association

St. Comán's Wood Primary School was founded in September 2017, as a result of the amalgamation of Scoil Mhuire and the Abbey B.N.S. A new Parents’ Association was established at that time. As per the Parents’ Association Constitution:

The purpose of the Parents’ Association is to provide a structure through which the parents/guardians of children attending Saint Comán’s Wood Primary School can work together for the best possible education for their children. The Parents’ Association will work with the Principal, Board of Management and staff to build effective partnership between
home and school.

The aim of the Parents’ Association is to enable parents to play their part in ensuring provision of the best possible education for their children and that this is achieved through the Association’s programme of activities.

The Parents’ Association will promote the interests of the students in co-operation with the
Board of Management, Principal, teachers, and students, in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act, 1998.

Úna Feeley, our School Principal, welcomes the support provided by the Parents’ Association and values the activities, events and fundraising campaigns organised that enrich our student life at St Comán’s Wood Primary School.

Since its inception, the Parents’ Association has made a very worthwhile contribution to the school community. It is a structure through which parents can work together for the best possible education for their children.

  • Children do better, behave better and are happier at school where parents and teachers work closely together and support each other.
  • Teachers can do a better job where they are supported by and working closely with parents.
  • Parents can do a better job when they have the support of other parents.

The Work of the Parents' Association

The Parents’ Association work closely with the Principal, Board of Management and staff to develop and deliver an effective programme of activities for the year ahead, that promote the involvement of parents and support students, parents and school staff. The following is a list of some of the activities pursued by our association:

  • The promotion of educational, general welfare and social interests of the students;
  • Supporting the rights of parents/guardians to consultation and information on government educational policy;
  • Keeping the parents/guardians informed of current educational trends;
  • Acting as an advisory body, representing the views of parents/guardians on school policies and activities;
  • Helping improve school life by organising various activities;
  • Helping and supporting, in any way possible, the parents, students and staff at St. Comán’s Wood Primary School.

The Members of the Parents' Association

All parents or guardians of children attending St Comán’s Wood Primary School will be deemed to be members of the Parents’ Association and are entitled to attend each open meeting held per term. Parents' active participation is welcome and encouraged. We recognise our parent group have a wide range of talents, abilities and skills that have the potential to enrich and extend the educational opportunities provided for our students.

The Committee of the Parents' Association

As per the Parents’ Association Constitution, at the Annual General Meeting held at the beginning of each year, members of the Parents’ Association elect a committee, made up of:

  • Chairperson & Vice Chairperson
  • Treasurer & Vice Treasurer
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Correspondence Secretary
  • Public Relations Officer

This committee work together as a team in order to be effective in communicating, consulting with, and involving as many parents/guardians as possible in the activities of the Association. This committee will have responsibility for representing the parents of St Comán’s Wood Primary School and managing the activities of the Parents’ Association.

The Schedule of Meetings of the Parents' Association

  • Annual General Meeting held once per year, no later than the last day of October.
  • Committee Meeting held at least 6 times during the year.

Parents' Association Calendar 2023/2024

Activity Location Date
Christmas Design-A-Card N/A Available from 13th November
Cash for Clobber  Junior Site & Senior Site  14th November 2023
Bag Packing  Dunnes Stores  25th November 2023
Christmas Carol Singing Tesco 10am - 1pm  December 2023
Christmas Concert Raffle Halla, Junior Site December 2023
Grandparents' Day Onsite 10am-2pm TBC
Internet Safety Day   February 2024
Cash for Clobber Junior Site and Senior Site March 2024
Easter Parade Roscommon Town TBC
Easter Raffle Onsite TBC
Church Gate Collection Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon TBC
Communion Party Halla, Junior Site April 2024
Uniform Sale Junior Site and Senior Site June 2024
Dates and times will be confirmed nearer the time and advertised via the school social media channels and email.

Cash for Clobber with Bag2School

Twice each year we collect unwanted clothing and donate it to Bag2School, who specialise in reusing and recycling unwanted “Clobber”. We are encouraging sustainable living while raising much needed funds for the school. Bag2School weigh the bags donated and pay the school for the total weight collected. We will run the collection during November 2023 and March 2024. Dates and drop off points will be advertised via the school social media channels and email.

We collect:

We do not collect:

Past Events

The following are some areas parents of St. Comán's Wood students have contributed in the past:

Fundraising Events School Life
Christmas Concert Christmas Carol Singing Attendance
Christmas Carol Singing  Sports Day  Healthy Eating
Uniform Sales Arts Days  Green Schools
Non-Uniform Days Communion Parties Car Park Safety
Pupil Insurance Scheme Easter Parade Float
Book Fairs

Halloween Fashion Show

Our Parents' Association organised a Halloween Fashion Show in the school on Friday, 26th October. Well done to everyone who put huge effort into dressing up. We were blown away by the creativity exhibited. Photos of the fashion show will be uploaded here soon, so make sure to check back!

Family Fun Day

Our Parents Association organised a wonderful 'Fun Day' for our pupils' families on Saturday, 23rd June. There was a great turn out to our senior site where there were bouncing castles, refreshments, ice cream, face painting and music. Many families made the most of the good weather and brought picnics too. The day would not have been as successful without the help of many parent volunteers and to them we say a big 'thank you'. We are looking forward to next year's 'Fun Day' already!

St. Comán's Wood Parents' Association Logo

Our St Coman's Wood Parents' Association Logo was devised in 2019. Following a series of graphic design workshops delivered to 6th class by a member of the Parents' Association who is herself a graphic designer, each student drew up a logo design for the Parents' Association for consideration. As a group, we chose the logo which we use today and we are very proud of the work of our students.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact the Parents’ Association:

  • Email us at
  • Or send us a letter to:
    The Chairperson of the Parents' Association

    St Comán's Wood Primary School
    Convent Road,
    Co. Roscommon.
    F42 YH60

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