About The Parents and Teachers Association

What is the Parents and Teachers Association?

A structure through which parents work with the Teachers and Board for the best possible education of their children. 


Who is a member? 

All parents of the children in the school and all teachers are members of the PTA.  The Parents and Teachers Association Committee work on their behalf from one year to the next.  The PTA committee is composed of volunteers.


What is the role of the PTA?

  1. To work in partnership with the Principal, the Board of Management, Pupils, Staff and the whole School community for the betterment of the children within the school.
  2. To support and empower parents to be active in the best interests of their children’s educational lives.  It is important to note that the PTA is not a forum for complain against an individual, teacher, parent or child.  Nor does it have a role in the pursuit of individual complaints.


How does this work in practice?

Collaborative work and good relationships depend on good communication between all the partners above.  This is done through shared goals and expectations for the children and the school and shared understanding of one another’s work and responsibilities. 


What is the work of the PTA Committee?  (PTAC)

The PTAC manages the business of the PTA in accordance with the rules (constitution) of the PTA from one AGM to the next.  The main aim of the PTAC in METNS is to raise funds and organise events for the school, such as the Spooky Walk, the Winter Fair, the Book Fair, the Quiz, the March Hare Run and the Summer Fair.


Who is on the PTA Committee?

Chairperson – Neasa Hogan

Treasurer – Deirdre Garvin

Secretaries – Daniela Hough and Sarah Kiernan


The key roles of the PTA Committee


Constitution of the PTA

The PTA is a member of the National Parents Council in Ireland.  THE NPC website has lots of interesting and useful information available.  Here are a selection of their currect documents that may be of interest to parents. 

What is a PA?

Getting Involved

Going to Big School

Transition to Primary School

Learning at home

Transition to Secondary School

What is Bullying?

Supporting your child's mental health


Contact Information

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