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Scoil Eoin Baiste, Umlagh, Carrigart, Co.Donegal

Christmas Craft Fair organised by the Parents Association Each Year


Parents Association


Our Parents’ Association is integral to the success of Scoil Eoin Baiste. All parents and guardians of children attending Scoil Eoin Baiste are part of the Parents’ Association.

Parents' Association Committee

Within Scoil Eoin Baiste Parents’ Association, we have a Committee that plays an important role in supporting the partnership between the school and the children’s parents. The purpose of the Parents’ Association Committee (PAC) is to support the school by organising activities and social events for children and parents, and to fundraise where possible.

Committee members

Currently our Parents Association committee is made up of:

Chairperson: Niamh Walsh 


Vice-Chairperson: Catherine Coyle


Secretary: Nicole McGee


Treasurer: Shauna Mc Gettigan


PRO: Rosemarie McGroddy  

New Parents Association Members 2023 (in alphabetical order)


Catherine A Coyle

Dymphna Gallagher 

Emer Boyce

Eve McGettigan

Geraldine Coyle

Karen Harkin

Karen Hay

Lauren Giles

Lorraine McElhinney

Louise McBride

Louise Walsh

Miriam Coyle

Niamh Walsh

Nicole McGee

Robert Thompson

Rosemarie McGroddy

Rosie Coyle

Shauna McGettigan

Susan Boyce

It is comprised of a diverse group of people with many different skills who work well together in trying to achieve the very best for our school.

What the committee does

One of the main objectives for the PAC is to improve the overall experience for parents, guardians, children and teachers within our school community. This is achieved by assisting with the organising of events throughout the year. The PAC aims for a balance between social activities, fundraising events, and school engagement, meeting throughout the year to discuss and plan such events and activities.

Here are some examples of PAC led initiatives in Scoil Eoin Baiste in the past number of years:

  • Halloween Treats for all the children in the school
  • The organisation & running of an annual Christmas Craft Fair
  • The decorating of the school grounds for Christmas
  • The organisation of a special Christmas visitor each year
  • Organising and serving refreshments for all parents, grandparents and family members for events such as 

                      Grandparents Day & St. Brigid's Day Cross-Making

                      Christmas Carol Service

                      Raising of Active Flag, Digital Flag, Green Flag, Health-Promoting Flag

                      New infants first visit to the school

  •  Parent Talks including 'Internet Safety'
  • Organising and running an Easter Egg Hunt
  • Organising celebrations for 6th class on their final days at Primary School



The National Parents Council provides great information on the role of Parents Associations in primary schools.

What is a Parents Association?

What is a Parent Association