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Parents' Association Fund Raising

Over the years our Parents' Association has engaged in numerous activities from poker classics, golf classics to concert events. All of the funding raised is used directly to assist and enhance the education of our boys.

See news of PA events below.

PA Christmas Raffle 2020

Our hard working Parents' Association are holding a this year to support the work of our school. As a result of the pandemic Monastery NS has been unable to fundraise themselves this year. However we will continue to make sure that our school is a special and rewarding place for our boys this Christmas.

Our Parents' Association has decided to support us and proceeds from this raffle will sponsor all of our school's Christmas activities.This includes Competition Prizes, Assembly Awards, Christmas Parties, Soccer League medals etc.

Raffle Prizes!
Our Chef in your kitchen for one night only! Our first prize is a voucher for a “night in” for six people cooked in your own home by professional chef Sarjit Chanda at a date and time of your choosing! Each one of our Parents' Association has also contributed a Christmas Hamper and local businesses have also generously donated numerous hamper items and vouchers for our raffle. There are a minimum of 12 hampers containing Christmas treats and vouchers from local businesses to be won! See photos below on this page.

Parents' Association are asking each family to buy a minimum of one raffle ticket for €5 or 5 raffle tickets for €20. Place cash in the envelope provided, write on the outside of it, seal it and return it to teacher. Your son's teacher will then issue ticket(s) to your son

Please ensure that all ticket orders are returned to your son's teacher on or before Monday December 14th, in time for the draw, which will take place at our Christmas Assembly on Thursday, December 17.


In December 2018 our Parents' Assocaition sponsored a new state of the art sound system for our school. It includes a new sound mixing desk and two powerful new speakers. It will be used for our Christmas Concert, School Assemblies and lots of other school events.

Missing from the photograph on the right are PA Committee members Hayley McCarron, Susan McKeever, Pamela McCabe, Ruth Corbally, Eleanor Dillon, Vickey Carrie and Elisha Fay.


Art Exhibition and Cake Sale April 9th, 2014

Our Parents' Association are hosting a pupils' Art Exhibition and Cake Sale on Wednesday, April 9th.

Click here for more information about the Art Exhibition.

Click here for a letter to parents about the Cake Sale.


Halloween Table Quiz - October 2013

Our Parents' Committee held a very successful table quiz in the Parish Centre just before Halloween break. Parents, friends and children from all local schools partook in a really great night's fun. Thirty one teams competed and the final two rounds were very close indeed.

Noel Rooney aka Murphy was our excellent quizmaster ably assisted by quiz markers Anne Woods, Gráinne Horan, Yvonne Martin and our score keeper Seán O'Brien. Many thanks to our quiz sheet collectors Maria and Joan and our sweet shop ladies!

See slideshow to the right.

Other events are planned for the remainder of the year. Watch this space.


School Based Fund Raising

Annual school fund raising activities include our Sponsored Walk (see photos to the right), St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Sales and Christmas Concern Raffle. In 2011 we hope to fund raise for REHAB as part of our 6th Class Challenge Programme.

Christmas Concert Fundraising

Proceeds of our Christmas Concert were given to the Charity Concern. It has been a long standing tradition in Monastery NS to support the work of Concern throughout the world. Ms Dee Clare came to visit our school on behalf of Concern and gave a presentation to the boys on the work of Concern. She highlighted their work in Haiti after the earthquake where Concern initially provided shelter, nutrition packs, mosquito nets etc. At the end of the presentation our boys presented a cheque to her for €500.
See a slideshow of the event to the right.


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