The link for the Parents Association’s Facebook page is:
All up-to-date news can be viewed together with events, fundraisers etc.
Mount Temple “Swish the Rails” on Thursday November 17th 8pm to 11pm
The Mount Temple Parents Association are holding a ‘Swish the Rails’ event on the 17th November 2016 in the school hall. There will be a fashion show on the night, as well as, quality used/designer clothes, handbag and jewellery for sale.
Tickets to this event cost €10 and these will go on sale shortly (limited availability).
We are looking for volunteers or any support that you can provide; such as goodie bag items (beauty/retail), wine, sponsorship such as advertising in the Hall area, vouchers, prizes for raffle, and various other support with regard to hosting the fashion show (please contact Barbara Levins 086 8722981 or Elaine O’Donnell 087-9581929 or email email@example.com if you think you can help in any way).
In the meantime, can you do a big clear out of your wardrobe of those items that you no longer want or wear Dresses, Workwear, Partywear, Kids Partywear/Other Smart Clothes, Handbags, Shoes, Belts, Scarves and Jewellery and drop it off to the main office or school hall as set out below.
This will be very much appreciated and all proceeds from this event will be donated to the school as part of the Parents Association fundraising drive for 2016.
Drop off times:
7.15pm @ AGM Parents Association Wednesday 26th October(AGM commencing at 8pm.)
10am to 12am WEEKDAYS – Main office from November 7th.
10-12am SATURDAY 5th November – School Hall
There is a correction on 5th year book list for LC engineering.
The book they will be using is: 3rd Edition Leaving Certificate.
New Engineering Technology by Lawrence Smyth-Liam Hennessy. ISBN 978-1-84536-592-9.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The 1st year science book is:
Folens Essential Science Junior Cert (Textbook, Workbook and Lab book)
They will also need a second science hardback notebook
Important Information For All Camps – Please Read Carefully
July 4 – 7 (Monday – Thursday): Playwriting, 14-17 years Participants will work with experienced script writers and theatre practiioners to begin developing a script, devisng characters and exploring stagecraft.
July 11 – 14 (Monday – Thursday): Graphic Fiction, 11-13 years Participants will devise, write and illustrate a comic book with guidance and assistance from experienced artists. Think you can’t draw? We have tips and techniques to show you how!
July 19 – 21 (Tuesday – Thursday): Photography and Narrative, 8-10 years Participants will learn about taking brilliant photographs and then use the photos to illustrate their own stories.
July 25 – 28 (Monday – Thursday): Fiction Writing, 11-13 years Participants will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of writing fiction with experienced writers.
August 2 – 4 (Tuesday – Thursday): Playwriting and Puppetry, 8-10 years Participants will write a play, create characters, make puppets and put on a performance!
August 8 – 11 (Monday – Thursday): Cartoon Studies, 14-17 years Participants will work with a team of artists to create their own cartoon character and develop storylines. No drawing experience required.
August 15 – 18 (Monday – Thursday): Poetry and Performance, 14-17 years Participants will ahve the opportunity to explore various aspects of writing poetry with experienced writers, including song lyrics and spoken word.
August 22 – 25 (Monday – Thursday): Comedy Writing, 14-17 years Participants will have the opporutnity to write and perform their own stand-up comedy and comedy sketches.
Remember, you can only apply for a place by returning the registration form.
Applications form can be found on www.fightingwords.ie/
National Association of COMPASS
Co-operation of Minority Religions & Protestant
Parent Associations (Post Primary)
Richard Brickenden: Cratloe Woods, Cratloe, Co.Clare
Julie Carr: 4, Woodbrook, Sandpit, Termonfeckin, Co Louth.
Alan Mulligan: 36, Glendale Drive, Bray. Co. Wicklow.
Tel: 061 357398 Mob: 086 6034410
Tel: 041 9822007 Mob: 087 9901981
Tel: 01 2863511
Compass Annual General Meeting – 7th May, 2016 in Wesley College, Dublin
All Parents from Compass Schools are invited to Wesley College on Saturday 7th May, 2016
Starting at 10.30 am sharp – coffee will be available from 10am.
‘BASE Jumping – Mentoring on the Edge’ – Rev. Nigel Mackey
Reassuring parents and helping to equip them to deal with challenging behaviours and to encourage them in addressing the many issues affecting their young people in school and at home.
We are delighted that Nigel Mackey, the Wesley College Chaplain has once again agreed to come and speak to Compass Parents, to share his vast experience of mentoring teenagers in the face of a rapidly changing world.
As this is also our AGM we ask each school to have their Compass Representative give a 3 minute update from their PTA on what’s been happening at their school in the past year.
The Compass Executive Committee strives to develop and promote the work we do, but we need the help and support of the PTA’s in all our schools. To assist us in our work we need a good flow of information to and from Compass and our schools.
Compass is the parent body representing our schools at national level with Government Departments and all the other Education Stakeholders, so it is vital that each of our schools takes the opportunity to appoint two parents
as your Compass representatives to ensure your schools voice is heard.
We want to welcome as many parents as possible to engage with Compass so please spread the word to the parents at your school so that they can have input and feedback on what’s happening in the Post Primary education which serves their children.
So get involved – bring this message back to your PTA – new ideas are always welcome
We hope that as many parents as possible from Compass affiliated schools can attend and we look forward to seeing you at Wesley College. School lunch will be available free of charge at 1.30pm (Please contact the Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org to advise how many will attend from your school and if they wish to stay for lunch.
We extend our thanks to the Principal Mr Chris Woods for facilitating the A.G.M.
Julie Carr – Secretary