St Mary's Catholic Primary School

"Nurturing Our God-Given Talents"

Parents' AssociatioN

St Mary’s Catholic School has a thriving Parents Association (PA), which contributes significantly to the school. Whether it’s providing tools to aid children’s learning in the classroom or purchasing equipment for the playground, we are an important resource to the School.

The PA, led by Helen Marchant and Michelle Ross-Harding as Joint Chairpersons, is made up of a Committee of Parents in the below key roles. We are supported by other Parents and Friends of the PA, who attend our meetings and help run a busy events calendar for the year.


Joint Chair – Helen Marchant/Michelle Ross-Harding

Joint Treasurer - Iryna Acecki/Helena McGinnes

Secretary - Marta Inkin


All parents of the school are automatically members of the PA and welcome to join all our meetings throughout the year. They are as follows, usually 7.30pm in the evening at the school:


Please come along and share your ideas on School Events, funding for different projects and meet your fellow St Mary's Parents. It is an informal, open environment, with tea and biscuits. The Head Teacher is also present.



Friday 1st December – Wreath Making. This popular festive annual event will take place in the gym hall. More information about this exciting event and how to purchase tickets will be emailed to parents as soon as the details are confirmed. The ticket price will include all the materials needed to make a wreath with a little glass of mulled wine/prosecco and a mince pie!


Friday 1st December – Preloved Christmas Jumper Day. The PA are holding a preloved Christmas jumper sale at 3pm. If you, or if you know anyone who has Christmas jumpers they no longer require, please bring them to the main office. Christmas jumper day will take place in school on Friday 8th December



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