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St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn

St Joseph's PTA and Friends

If your child has just joined the St Joseph's school community why not come along and join the PTA and give us some new and fresh ideas on fund raising while getting to know other parents. Please come and support our events to help us raise money for our wonderful school!

If you want to contact us you can do so by email on

OR complete PTA contact form (which can be found under PTA Documents) and put it in the PTA box in reception.


Meet the Committee

Chairperson: Frances Jennings

Vice Chairperson: Martin Duffy

Treasurer: Siobhan Quinn

Assistant Treasurer: Carrie Ann Rafferty

Secretaries: Ciara Lagan, Roisin Spence

Teacher Representative: Sinead Clarke

Members: Debbie McLorinan, Justin Tohill, Alison Muir, Carolyn Schuman, Emmy Lou Breslin



Frequently asked questions

  • What is the PTA all about?
  1. Fundraising for the school - this year we will buy 15 iPads for use in classrooms.
  2. Supporting the staff and the school
  3. A bit of craic!
  • Who can join St Joseph’s PTA?

Any parent with a child or children currently at the school.

  • Where does the money raised by the PTA go?

The money raised by the PTA, with the untiring help of all the staff, has helped to subsidise the children’s annual trip to the Pantomime in the Opera House, First Communion Breakfast, Confirmation Party, Buses for Pantomime, the new Stage, Art equipment, Sports Equipment, whiteboards, blinds for the classrooms and much, much more. This year the focus of our fundraising is to buy iPads for each class.

  • Why should you join the PTA?

The PTA is here for you and your children and the best way you can make sure of that is to help us support the school.

We have an active and vibrant PTA and everyone of us is here because we care about the school and the pupils.

  • When do the PTA meet?

We meet about once every month, depending on how many events we’re organising that term so the commitment isn’t huge. Not everyone has time to join the PTA, we understand that, but you can give your support to the school in so many ways.

If you have any ideas for fundraising activities (the emphasis is always on fun), pass them on to any of the PTA and we’ll try to use as many as we can.

Fresh faces always bring fresh ideas and you don’t have to have any particular skill to be of value to your school, just bring yourself!

  • Is there an Executive Committee?

Yes and this is re-elected every year, although some people stay put by popular choice! There’s little glory and lots of work involved

PTA Purchases 2015-16


PTA purchases so far this year include:

  • 15 iPads to enhance teaching and learning across the school
  • Foundation Stage 2Build a Profile App
  • P1 Play Resources
  • P2 Play Resources
  • P3 Activity Based Learning Games
  • P4 Activity Based Learning Games
  • P6 Games and Blinds
  • iPad Teacher Training
  • P3 and P4 iPad Workshops on Minecraft (these apps will be used to support Numeracy and other core areas across the curriculum). 
  • Internet Safety Information Night for Parents
  • New Netball Bibs and Balls
  • Frame for P7 Art Work
  • Pantomime Deposit

The PTA could not raise these funds without your continued support and generosity. Thank you so much for helping us invest in the future of your child's education. 


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Upcoming Events

Summer Fun Day:

Saturday 10th June at 11am


Lisburn Fun Run:

Wednesday 21st June (meet at 6.30pm for start at 7.20pm)



Latest PTA News

21st Jun 2017
What a fabulous night at the Lisburn Fun Run! Congratulations to all those from St...
12th Jun 2017
The photo booth was a great attraction during Fun Day on Saturday. Have a look at...
10th Jun 2017
What a great day we had today at our Summer Fun Day! Thank you to our brilliant PTA...
9th Jun 2017
Miss Clarke's P3 class were so excited last Friday when they received their prize...
26th May 2017
Our PTA are entering a team in the Lisburn Fun Run this year on 21st June. It will...
7th May 2017
Once again this year, our PTA are organising the Small Change for a Big Difference...
13th Apr 2017
We had a lovely celebration in school today to end our school term! Our PTA organised...
19th Mar 2017
Our PTA have provided each class with a lovely Mothers' Day Basket to raffle this...
12th Dec 2016
Santa visited St Joseph's last Wednesday night during our Christmas Bazaar! Mrs Gorman's...
9th Dec 2016
What a brilliant night we had on Wednesday 7th December at our PTA Christmas Bazaar....

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