Parent Association

Parents as partners in education
  • The Parent Association was established in February 2016. Since that time the PA have organised many events for the children and parents. Money raised has provided additional resources for the children. The Principal, staff and Board of Management are very appreciative of the hard work and dedication of all members of the Parent Association.

    All parents or guardians of children attending Malahide/Portmarnock Educate Together National School are members of the Parent Association.

    The purpose of the Parent Association is to provide a structure through which the parents/guardians of children attending Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together National School can work together for the best possible education for their children. The Parent Association work with the Principal, staff and Board of Management to build effective partnership between home and school.

  • The Parent Association Committee

    The members of the Parent Association elect a committee with a maximum of 14 and a minimum of 6. The members of the committee are elected each year at the AGM of the Parent Association (usually in Jan). All parents/guardians of children enrolled in the school are eligible to stand for election to the committee during the AGM. This committee have responsibility for representing the parents of Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together National School and managing the activities of the Parent Association.The Parent Association committee finance the activities of the Parent Association through fundraising. Please see the Parent Association Constitution document for further details.

    PA Committee Email:

  • 2016 PA Committee Members:

    • Lorna Delaney
    • Susan Devergie
    • David Graham
    • Greg Davis (Treasurer)
    • Naren Narendran (Secretary)
    • April Bracken (Board of Management member)
    • Matt Harrison (Board of Management member, Fundraising Committee chairperson and Policy Committee chairperson)
    • Tina Mullett (After School Activities Coordinator)
    • Norma O’Donovan (After School Activities Committee member)
    • Karin Mendelssohn (Chairperson and After School Activities Committee member)
  • School fundraising

    Last year we organised a Race Night and sponsored walk.  Both were great successes and raised funds which covered the school deficit, and have provided much needed funds to purchase P.E. equipment, music equipment, books for the library, iPads, science equipment, sensory materials and construction toys for the children.  The committee will be looking to organise two similar large fundraising events in 2017 as well as a few smaller events.

    PA Coffee mornings

    The coffee mornings are an opportunity for parents to get to know other parents, to ask question and discuss new ideas with  PA committee members.  The coffee mornings are held in the Eurospar in Northern Cross after drop off on the first Friday of every month.

    Coffee Mornings dates

    11th Nov               2nd Dec               3rd Feb               3rd Mar              7th Apr               5th May               2nd June

    After school activities

    The school after school activities are led by the after school activities committee , which is a sub committee of the PA. There may be changes throughout the year, so for most updated information please contact the PA or the school.

    Back to school celebration

    On Sep 2016 , our much anticipated ‘Back to School Celebration’ was a massive success and we hope to turn it into a tradition. It was lovely to catch up with the familiar faces and also to get to know some of the new families who have recently joined the Malahide/Portmarnock Educate Together NS community.

    Malahide/Portmarnock Educate Together NS Parent Association Information Pack about the Malahide/Portmarnock Area

    The welcome pack is a document initially started as an information pack for people who were new to the area, but it is useful for all parents. Click here to read the full pack.  It consists information about:

    • After School Care
    • Preschools/Montessori and Parent/Guardian and Toddler Groups
    • Secondary Schools
    • Local Library
    • Public Playgrounds, Indoor Play Centres and Sports and Leisure Centres (with swimming pools)
    • Local Sports Clubs
    • Child Benefit
    • Driving in Ireland
    • Personal Public Service Number (PPS number)
    • Healthcare, Medical Centres/GPs , Out of Hours Medical Care and Dentists
    • Shopping – Groceries and Major Dublin Shopping Centres, Restaurants/Cafes (family friendly)
    • Malahide Garda (Police) Station and Emergency contact numbers:
    • Public Transport
    • Major Dublin Shopping Centres and Banks/Credit Unions
    • Recycling
    • Places to Visit