Killavullen NS
Educating in a joyful, positive and secure setting

Killavullen NS has always been blessed to have exceptionally hard-working, dedicated Parents’ Associations, indicative of a community who seek the best for the pupils of Killavullen School. Nowhere is the above support more evident than through their tireless work down through years, fund-raising for resources such as: the Astroturf; a tarmac yard with markings; markings and backboards for three basketball courts; a school set of 1500+ graded Literacy Lift-Off Books; a school set of 40 laptops; a class set of iPads with charging trolley; equipping our Sensory Room; and currently helping the school stock our Accelerated Reader library, plus many more, along with support for countless events, as outlined below.

More recently, they have twice held a 100km Cycle Sportive in conjunction with Blackwater Valley Cycles and Marymount Hospice, which were both enormous successes. Some other big fund-raisers in recent years were the Fashion Show in Springfort Hall and the Night at the Dogs in Curraheen Park, all demanding huge commitment, work and dedication, of which we are so appreciative!

Other local events organised by our PA over the last number of years have been the annual Fun Cycle to Bridgetown Priory, Flag Day in Mallow, Family Fun Days and Walks, Bingo Nights, Book Fairs and the Flag Day. Their fund-raising allowed us to start a school library and subsidise bus trips to a myriad of school trips but their work behind the scenes is what bolsters all the school community events such as Guest Speakers, Info Nights for Parents, Grandparents’ Day, Holy Communion/Confirmation teas, Coffee Mornings, helping with and organising mementos for Graduations and Communions, etc. Our PA also manage aspects of the uniform (shirts/ties/crests) ensuring the best possible price for parents.

Our current Parents’ Association members are:

Kate O’Callaghan – Chairperson

Leslie Dunne

Tom Dorgan

Dominic Lynch – Treasurer

Sheila McCarthy – Secretary

Joanne O’Connor-Ryan – PRO