Mr Courtney spoke at the AGM about the difference the PTA funds make in our school. Every child benefits from the funds that are raised and spent each year. This year was no exception with the PTA exclusively funding the new Sensory Room for children of every age who need a little time out from the busy classrooms . It cost nearly €10,000 to create with special padding on walls , a soft textured floor and lots of sensory equipment including calming music, special lighting and sensory displays projected on the walls. It is a really special room and we think it will prove to be money well spent.
Another large proportion of funds was spent on STEM , SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , with new computers for some classrooms and the computer room . We are looking at Science and Tecnology as part of our school plan this year so money will be used to fund several projects such as Wedo Lego, Robotics, Claymations and Mindstorms as well as some extra ipads for the in class learning support teams
In Sport , transport and coach hire was paid for by PTA funds as well as the new handball walls in the Sports Hall.
Curriculum resources for Aistear and In class Maths programs were also funded by the PTA.
There were other smaller expenditures during the year such as children’s parties and parents’ talks
The staff would like to express their gratitude to the PTA and all the parents who support these fundraising events.