The AGM of the Scoil Naomh Barra Parent Association will take place virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, 11th of November at 7.30 pm. 

If you wish to join the meeting please email to get the meeting link and a copy of the agenda.

If you would like to add an item to the agenda please do so before 5 pm on Friday, 6th of November.

We look forward to seeing you.


Tuesday, 20th of October at 10 am.

The annual Witches Walk  took place on Tuesday, 20th of October.  The children got to dress up in their Halloween costumes (and raincoats!!!) and walk the shorter route close to the school.  

Thanks to those of you who returned sponsorship sheets and donations.  Your generosity is appreciated. We also thank the teachers and the Garda Mounted Unit who came to help with traffic on the day.

We should also thank Barry Cronin who took photographs on the day, one of which appeared with an article about the walk in The Irish Times on 21st of October.




.Witches Walk Sponsor Sheet

 Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

 Postponed until further notice.

This talk run by the NPC in conjunction with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.

 We encourage parents to avail of the opportunity to attend this talk as it may not be run aagain for a number of years.

 Parents who attend this session will:

  1.  1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
  2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
  3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

 For more detailed information on this training please download this brochure.  

CASH FOR CLOBBER Clothing Recycling Programme


We hope to run another Cash for Clobber fundraiser in 2020. So if you are clearing out old clothes, shoes or bags before then we would appreciate it if you could donate them to raise money for our school. The school will be open for you to drop off donations on a date to be arranged. We will post the date here closer to the time.

Past Events

Christmas Raffle 2019

We held our Christmas Raffle on the 18th of December.  Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle.  We are lucky to have a very generous local business community and we really appreciate their donations.  All of the sponsors are listed below.

121 Fitness
Adam Gayle Hairdressers
An Stór
Arc Cinema, Navan
Aura Leisure Centre, Navan
Barry Fitzpatrick Driving School
Beechmount Garden Centre
Carol Sheridan Interiors
Catherine Finney
Cotton Threadz Clothing
The Cross Guns
Dan Glynn Fitness
David McGrane Butchers
DK Motors
Doughty’s Filling Station
Dun a Rí Blinds

Elite Stage School Productions
Farrelly Funeral Directors
Hair by Yvonne Curtis
Hairwaves (Linda Murphy)
Hickey’s Pharmacy
Jimmy’s Dry Cleaners
Kathryn Leonard (Paper Twigs Designs)
Keith’s Meats
Kevin Boland Bouligames
Kilberry School of Montessori
Kilberry Service Station
Leah’s Holistic Health & Beauty Therapies
Lilyphils Foods
Little Folk & More
Mark McKenna Concrete
Mark Young Valeting

Market Fresh
Meath Farm Machinery
Michael Kearney Furniture
Navan Adventure Centre
The Navan Bookshop & School Supply Centre
Nobber Pharmacy
Ornan Kitchens
Paddy Callaghan Fuels
Renata Dapsyte Photography
Sean Donohoe Expert Electrical
Simplified Living by Lorraine McKeever
Slane Crane Hire
Tara Englishby MakeUp & Beauty
Torro United

Thanks also to members of the PA committee who donated prizes.


Carol Singing in Navan Town Centre

The school choir sang in Navan Town Centre on Sunday, 15th of December under the guidance of Mrs McCarthy. They also sang for the Wilkinstown Active Retirement Association. Between both of these events they managed to raise €700. Well done to the choir and thanks to Mrs McCarthy for all her work and the time she put in.


Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Parent Association took place on Tuesday, 22nd of October at 8 p.m. The meeting was well attended. There was a review of the 2018/19 activities and Mr. Minnock also addressed the meeting. Two parents, John Finney and Ciara McQuaid, were elected as parent representatives on the school’s Board of Mangement on the night.

CASH FOR CLOBBER Clothing Recycling Programme

We are running another Cash for Clobber fundraiser. So if you have any old clothes/shoes for clearing out you can donate them to raise money for our school. The school will be open on
Tuesday, 24th of September,2019 between 7 and 8 pm to facilitate collection of bags for the Cash for Clobber.

We are very grateful for your help to date with this fundraiser and would hope for your continued support with this recycling programme.

Rugby World Cup Jersey Day/Green Day

To celebrate Ireland playing in the Rugby World Cup we ran a non-uniform day.  The children came to school dressed in jerseys or in the Ireland colours.  While Ireland didn’t manage a win, there was a good result for the school: we raised a total of €352!

The Witches Walk

The Witches Walk took place on 22nd of October and a total of €2000.50 was raised in sponsorship.  The children (and teachers!) looked great in their costumes and some even made it on to the front page of The Irish Times, courtesy of some great photos by Barry Cronin.  Thanks to everyone for dressing up and to the parents and teachers who helped out on the day. And thanks to Nives Caplice and the mounted garda unit who oversaw road safety


Silver Circle Draw 2019

We ran the Silver Circle Draw in April & May of 2019 to help fund the purchase of graded readers for the school. These books will be reused throughout the years and help to contribute to literacy development in the school.

Christmas Variety Show

In December 2018 the school held a Christmas Variety Show in the school hall and it was a fantastic evening where we got to see all our children perform. A total of €5,424.14 was raised including our Christmas raffle. It was an event that we think will be remembered forever among parents, teachers and children. Thank you for your outstanding support for this event. All DVD’s that were paid for have now been distributed to the children. A DVD was made of the show and was available for sale.




The “I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here“ fundraiser for Wilkinstown Community Centre was held on Saturday 13th April, 2019. Our chairperson Mary Jane Beckham represented our school on the night. It was a great night and Mary Jane put in a fantastic performance, only narrowly missing out on being crowned Queen of the Jungle. We are all very proud

Mary Jane would like to thank all the parents and school staff for their generous sponsorship and outstanding support. She sold 41 tickets for the event and raised a total of €1,132 in sponsorship. We would also like to thank her company sponsor Dun Na Rí Blinds.