Parents' AssociatioN


St Mary’s Catholic School has a thriving Parents Association (PA), which contributes significantly to the school. Whether it’s providing tools to aid children’s learning in the classroom or purchasing equipment for the playground, we are an important resource to the School.

The PA, led by Rachel Gosbee as Chairperson, is made up of a Committee of Parents in the below key roles. We are supported by other Parents and Friends of the PA, who attend our meetings and help run a busy events calendar for the year.


Chair – Rachel Gosbee

Treasurer - Samantha Tovey (vacant from July 2020)

Secretary - Kate Duffy

Voices of The PA – Sarah Forde, Sarah Mole and Louise Conn


All parents of the school are automatically members of the PA and welcome to join all our meetings throughout the year. They are as follows, usually 7.30pm in the evening at the school:


  • 6th February 2020
  • 23rd April 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020 AGM


Please come along and share your ideas on School Events, funding for different projects and meet your fellow St Marys Parents. It is an informal, open environment, with tea and biscuits. One of the Head Teachers are also usually present.


This Year, our fundraising efforts will be for the resurfacing of the Junior Playground, which we are calling The Legacy Fund. The project itself will cost around £20k, The PA will be donating money from every PA Event this year towards the Fund.  We have donated £10k already, keep an eye on the Thermometer in the Office Reception, showing where we are towards the £20k target!


Lastly, we would like to encourage you to attend and take part in the School events that are planned this year.


  • St Patricks Night on 20th March
  • Dads Football Tournament May
  • Summer Fayre in June
  • Fireworks event in November
  • Wreath Making December
  • Xmas Fair and Grotto in December


These are really fun events for all the family. You will see messages from your Class Reps nearer the time, requesting volunteers to help at the Events. This is vital for the running of fun, successful events. All we ask is for half an hour of your time, you can do it with your friends, meet new friends and help be a part of something benefiting your children. A good community spirit is something we strive for at St Mary’s.

Email us at to get involved.