These are our current and past fundraising activities. We ask all parents to help out where possible to support our fundraising activities. The aim of each fundraiser is to finance equipment or facilities that will ultimately be of benefit to all of our children in the school. We thank everyone for their continued support.
Outdoor Classroom & Sensory Garden Fundraiser
Scoil Naomh Barra needs YOU this April!
Help us to reach our target of 7500 km and €7,500 to fund our new Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom.
What YOU can do:
Step 1: Walk, cycle or run and track your distance.
Encourage friends and family, far and near to join the effort too.
Step 2: Tell us about your progress:
Step 3: Get friends, family and neighbours to reward your hard work by donating on our Go Fund Me Page.
It’s easy to donate on Go Fund Me – just click the Donate button and fill in the details.
Progress so far: We reached our target of €7500 late on Wednesday, 15th of April. We are so grateful to all who have contributed with both money and kilometres. The Go Fund Me Page will remain open until the end of April. So if you haven’t already donated but still want to then just click on the link. Any extra money raised will be used to benefit the school and our children. Let’s see how far we can reach!
You can even support our fundraiser and win a prize. There are 3 competitions running until the end of April.
Cotton Threadz Competition
Donate €5 on the Go Fund Me page and visit the post below on the Cotton Threadz Facebook page and follow the instructions there.
2 lucky people will win a Harvey Paul Blazer worth €159.
Scoil Naomh Barra Parents Association Facebook Competition
Visit the post at the link below on the Scoil Naomh Barra Parents Association Facebook Page. Like , share and tag 3 friends to enter the competition for a €50 One 4 All Gift Voucher kindly sponsored by Bouligames.
Keith’s Meats Voucher Competition
All you have to do to enter this competition is make a donation on our Go Fund Me page during the month of April. All who donate will be entered in to a draw for a €50 voucher for Keith’s Meats in Wilkinstown.
Thanks to these local businesses for their generous donations. We really appreciate the support.
You can also see a video of a recent interview for Meath Daily TV about the fundraiser with Mr Minnock and Lisa Boland on our Facebook page or here
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. A total of €2228 was raised on the way.
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.
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. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
- Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
- 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.
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.
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.
“I’M A CELEB, GET ME OUT OF HERE”
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.