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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

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First of allPTA Updates

Welcome to Sutton Park School Parent Teacher Association!  All parents/guardians of children currently enrolled in Junior School, Intermediate School and Senior School are automatically members of the PTA, can join in all of its activities and can be elected to become members of the committee at the Annual PTA Meeting.  

What is the PTA?

Sutton Park School PTA works in partnership with the School’s Board of Management and Senior Management Team to help build a positive and engaging learning environment from Junior Infants right through to Sixth Year Students.  We do this by providing practical and financial support to enable the school to host events, activities and initiatives that enrich the students’ experience of day-to-day school life during the year.  The PTA also approves funding from its budget for added-value school projects/items that would not otherwise be funded from the school’s annual budgets

The PTA provides a two-way mechanism for communication between the parent body and Board of Management and Senior Management Team, on appropriate school matters.

The school allocates a proportion of fees each year to the PTA to enable the PTA to carry out its work.  The Annual General Meeting is held at the start of each new School academic year where accounts and reports are presented and parents voted in as Committee Members.  Nominated teachers join with elected parents to form the PTA Committee. 

Committee members 2017/18 academic year


Classes (of Parents’ children)

Nathalie van den Berg (Chairperson)

Grade 1 & Grade 5

Janice Kearns (Secretary)

6th Year

Tona Viney (Treasurer)

Grade 1 & Grade 4

Mary Gupta

4th Year

Miriam Hayde

4th Year and 6th Year

Emer Kelly Spedding

Grade 6

Kristen Barton

Senior Infants & Grade 4

Tina Christensen

4th Year



Liam Burns

Principal, Junior and Intermediate Schools

Nicole Gallagher

Junior School Teacher

David Bane

Deputy Principal Senior School

Contact: Please contact the Committee at  


PTA update for Parents 2017-18 Academic Year

Forthcoming Events:

Debs Reception Class of 2018 - 5 September

PTA AGM - Thursday 27 September at 7.00 p.m. in the School Library


  • Two Tree Trails launched in Sutton Park School Grounds supported by new PTA Tree Trails Booklet (see attachment below)
  • North Dublin Spelling Bee Competition open to all schools (below 6th grade) with Grand Final in Sutton Park School on 20 April 2018
  • Digital Communication Screens for School in 3 locations

Initiatives supported since Sept 2017:

  • Debs for Class of 2017
  • Parent Welcome Coffee Morning with Guest Speaker
  • Senior School Open Night
  • Halloween Fancy Dress Parade
  • Junior School Open Day
  • School Christmas Trees - 4 December
  • Christmas Carol Concert - Church Steps Christmas Lighting - 15 December
  • Junior School Christmas Plays - Video & Hospitality - 20 December
  • Santa's Visit - 21 December
  • Parent Teacher Quiz 8 March 2018 - Sky Bar Findlaters
  • Global Feast Day, Junior & Intermediate Schools, 7 March 2018
  • First North Dublin Spelling Bee Grand Final - 20 April at 10.30 a.m.
  • Junior & Intermediate School Arts Festival - 25 April
  • Junior & Intermediate School Sports Day - 9 May
  • Presentation of Funds raised to Focus Ireland from parent/teacher quiz - 10 May
  • Grade 6 Graduation Event - 30 May 
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Contact Details:

St Fintan's Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, Ireland 

Tel: +353 1 832 2940

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