As a parent or carer of a child attending Rowandale Integrated Primary School, you will automatically become a member of the Parents Council.
We are a registered charity and our main objectives are to:
- Engage in activities or promote events within the school which will enable us to provide facilities and equipment to advance the education and social well-being of our children.
- Develop and strengthen relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the education of our children.
The Parents Council is overseen by a committee of 5-7 members, who are elected every year at the AGM, but there are many others who volunteer. With their support, we are able to promote the school and playgroup within our community, strengthening links and developing relationships while raising vital funds which are used to enrich our children’s learning experience at Rowandale Integrated Primary School.
For the 2019 / 2020 year our Elected Committee Members are:
Chair: Emma McGreevy (Yr 5 & Yr 1)
Vice Chair: Vacant
Secretary: Laura Richards (Yr 6 & Yr 4)
Public Relations: Jason Chittick (Yr 3)
Volunteer Lead: Laura Gordon (Yr 6, Yr 3 & Yr 1)
Fundraising & Events Lead: Ciara Payne (yr 5 & Yr 2)
Our fundraising has already funded many aspects of school life, from football and netball equipment, Spanish lessons for all years, I Pads, tablets and laptops, musical instruments, staff training for Primary Movement even the outdoor classrooms and the poly-tunnel.
To raise funds we hold many events and initiatives throughout the year. In the past, these have included:
- Halloween Discos
- Christmas Fete
- Pub Quiz
- Hog Roast
- Teddy Bears Picnic
- Summer Fest
- Fashion Show
- Style Night
- Wine Tasting
We aim to post a full event calendar after our first meeting in September but are always open to new ideas.
All parents and carers are welcome to come to our meetings and we hope that you do take the time to call in and get involved, it’s a great way to meet other parents and engage with like-minded people. No idea is too small and we love to see new faces.