Parents Association

My name is Antoinette and I am the Chairperson of the Malahide Community School Parents Association. Our 2 other Committee officers are Elaine O’Doherty – Treasurer, and Ursula Dempsey – Secretary. 
 
We are a team of 20 volunteer moms/dads/guardians, of which two of us also sit on the Schools Board of Management and we meet on the first Monday of each month. 

We are an integral link between your home and our school, and we are the structure through which parents and guardians can work together with the school to provide the best possible school journey for our children. We work alongside the Principal and VP’s, the faculty, the BOM and the Student Council to build an effective partnership between home and school.  

We run fundraising events throughout the year for special projects and to provide much needed help with new School amenities, and we do this by holding supermarket bag packs – Fun Pub quiz – Mothers Day Breakfast – various raffles and giveaways.

We also run the “behind the scenes ” at our now famous TV show, as in selling tickets and programmes, manning the door on the night, running the refreshments shop, selling raffle tickets and providing the prizes. We host the 4th year Graduation coffee morning and also host the  Evening Drinks Reception for the Parents of our Graduating Class on their Graduation Night. 
We support our School Teams by donating to them and their fundraising events. We provide the sponsorship of prizes for the essay competitions during Seachtain Na Gaeilge.
We completely organise the sourcing and selling of our School PE uniform, PE shorts and School hoodies, we run the School Monthly Draw and the Student Photography Competition, so we are always on the lookout for sponsors and volunteers.

Our AGM is held every year in October, where we canvas for, and elect new members and sign up any new volunteers. As secondary school is a much different dynamic to primary, it’s a great way to meet other parents and the School faculty, and to become involved with the day to day of the school. 

We are contactable via the school office, you can drop a note in our PA POSTBOX in the main lobby, or you can email us at parents@Malahidecs.ie

Many Thanks – Antoinette O’Brien Walsh, Chairperson