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St. Patrick’s Primary School Legamaddy

Home School Association update!!

8th Feb 2017

The Home School Association (HSA) is parents and the school working and fundraising together to make a positive difference to the school experience of all the pupils at the school.  So far this school year the HSA has be able to fund through our activities:

        • New Spelling Workbooks for every student in P1-P7.
        • Repair and renewal of the outside play areas and play equipment and the planting of new grass.
        • Planting of a native Irish wildflower garden at the school with the support and Advice of Eco Seeds .
        • The whole school cinema trip to Eclipse Cinema Downpatrick
        • Part funded the GAA coaching scheme at the school.
        • Purchased a selection of books for the school.


Would you like to make a difference in your child’s school experience? Would you like to get to know other parents? Then come along and get involved in our active and successful Home School Association.

Activities include:

        • Copper Challenge
        • School Disco Tuck Shop - Halloween, Christmas, Spring, End of Year
        • Christmas Raffle
        • Pupil designed Christmas Cards
        • Cash for Clobber - eco schools clothes recycling scheme
        • Nearly new clothes sales and many more…

The HSA organises events and activities which enable families, teachers and staff at the school to make a positive difference to the school experience of all the pupils at the school by: fundraising for items and resources that the school could not otherwise afford; supporting after school activities; providing funding and help for school trips; and helping to provide a richer educational experience for all pupils.

The HSA is a registered charity with the Charities Commission NI. The HSA committee of parents runs the charity by organising events, making decision and keeping records. The HSA is governed by it’s constitution which establishes the rules for running the organisation and ensures that the HSA is an open and accountable charity.

The 2016/2017 members and officers are:
Chair:               Maureen Kelly
Secretary:        Lisa Nay
Treasurer:        Alisa Keane Lavery

Committee members: Sally McCabe, Muiread Kelly, Veronica Bailie, Sally McCabe, Christina Doran.

The HSA is also made up of a wider network of parents and supporters who are willing to help out in ways that suit them and their families. The HSA is also a member of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) NI and UK.