The NCNS Parents Association is delighted to host the very first Naas Community National School Winter Fair.
On Friday the 9th of December 2022, from 12pm to 2pm, you and your children are invited to the school hall for fun and festivities.
But we need your help!
Do you have any unwanted books or toys that you would like to donate to our stalls? We would love to take your clean and undamaged items.
Gifts for the tombola (tubs of sweets, bottles of soft drinks etc.) would be very welcome too.
Or do you bake? We would love your cakes, buns or biscuits for our cake sale. Go nuts with your winter designs but it is extremely important that all baked goods are NUT-FREE.
If you have any creative kiddos who are interested in making some winter wonderland crafts (jewellery, crockery or ornaments etc.) they can add these to our children’s craft stall.
Last but not least, check behind all those couch cushions for any loose change. We’re going to need it! Our Winter Fair will be a cash-only event and a lovely opportunity for the children to get hands-on when buying themselves some goodies.
Our bits and bobs will be priced around 50c and, even though this is very much a community event, any money that we do make will be added to the incredible €855.50 that the children raised for their Halloween Dress-Up Day. This will be used for sports equipment and future Parents Association events.
On Friday the 2nd of December (from 2pm to 3.30pm) and Monday the 5th of December (from 9am to 9.30am and from 2pm to 3.30pm) members of the PA will be at the school (you’ll find us by the benches wearing reindeer antlers!) to collect any of your books, toys or tombola prizes. Please don’t leave any items with Janice.
Any of the childrens’ crafts (max 2-3 per child) will be collected outside the school on Monday the 5th as well, between 3.00pm and 3.30pm.
If you’re planning on baking it would be really handy to hear about your plans in advance. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat to any Parents Association members of your class group. Baked goods can be dropped to the school on the morning of the 9th.
The Winter Fair is happening outside of school hours so all children will need to be accompanied by an adult on the day. We’ll have the kettle on and look forward to seeing you then.
Information on our Parent Association
Naas CNS PA Constitution & Operating Guidelines
Working Effectively as a Parents Association
Naas Community National School, Naas Kildare School Parent Association
The aims of the parent association (PA) are to work in partnership with the Board of Management, principal and staff of the school to enhance the educational experience of our children and to build effective partnership between our homes and school. The PA are here to think about ways we can nurture our children, how we can continue to improve their learning environment, and to support our school in achieving this. We are also members of National Parents Council Primary.
All parents/ guardians who have children enrolled in the school are automatically members of the PA. A committee is formed as a representative body of parents/ guardians and we are always looking for new members and volunteers.
If you’d like to help out, let us know — your contribution is welcome. The PA is here for you!
We have a wonderful and diverse community in our school, families of many different faiths, from many different countries, speaking many different languages. Everyone is welcome & everyone is valued!
How do I get involved?
To get involved or to contact the PA with any queries questions, email email@example.com
Full list of Parents Association committee members:
CHAIRPERSON – Niamh Baker
VICE CHAIR – Vacant
SECRETARY – Mireia Lopez
VICE SECRETARY – Shibin Shah Kharim
TREASURER – Ingrid van Beuzekom
VICE TREASURER – Ciara Whelan
COMMUNICATIONS – Neal Dunne
NATIONAL PARENTS COUNCIL REP. – Aimée Merry
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT NOMINEE – Mick O’Donnell
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT NOMINEE – Gail Collins
Latest news from the PA
Please click on the link for a digital copy of our welcome booklet for new parents to the school.