Members of the PTA setting up the prizes the night before the Christmas Raffle.

Upcoming Events

Parents Social & Fundraiser - Ballyhack Blues & Boogie - 26th October 
The PTA organises a yearly social evening for parents, this is a good opportunity to meet other parents and let your hair down. Featuring the Box Car Blues Brothers and special guests, this is sure to be a great night's entertainment, taking place at Shandon Park Golf Club. Buy tickets at

​Halloween Disco - 26th October
The PTA Halloween Disco is a great opportunity for the kids to get dressed up and show off their gruesome make-up before making some moves on the dance floor. Refreshments are provided to keep the kids well hydrated.​​​

Latest News from the Parent Teacher Association

Paul Donaldson and representatives of the Schools Council receiving the first prize for the Christmas Raffle from Tom Cotter of Lough Erne Resort
Members of the PTA setting up the prizes the night before the Christmas Raffle
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Get Involved!

The PTA relies on the support of parents; if you would like to join the PTA, have ideas about fundraising, or just wish to receive information about volunteering at events then please contact us at: e-mail:
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About the PTA

The main objective of the PTA is to raise funds that can be used to support and enhance the education, school experience and social development of children attending St Joseph’s Primary School. In addition the PTA aim to be a forum to enable the sharing of views on extra-curricular matters between parents and teaching staff.

Who we are
The PTA is a group of dedicated parents and teachers who volunteer their time to support St Joseph’s Primary School by raising funds at various events throughout the school year and support other extra-curricular events that benefit the children and parents of the school.

Current officers includes:
Chair: Steven Patterson
Vice Chair: Gemma Blake
Treasurer: Martin Reynolds
Secretary: Grainne Gibson

Minutes of Meetings

Sept 2017

March 2017

Nov 2016

Jan 2017


Paul Donaldson and representatives of the School Council receiving the first prize for the Christmas Raffle from Tom Cotter of Lough Erne Resort.

Past Events

Cake Sale March 19th
Every year the PTA runs a cake sale which is held on a Sunday in the parochial hall after both masses. This is a popular event that relies on the baking skills and kind donations of St Joseph’s parents. There’s always a wide selection of sweet treats available to enjoy straight away with a cup of tea or coffee or to take home for a Sunday afternoon treat.

Cash for Clobber
The Cash for Clobber scheme encourages children, parents and guardians to contribute their used or unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, scarves, bed linen and curtains. It is run by Cookstown Textile Recyclers who sponsor the Eco-Schools Waste Topic. Children are invited to bring their unwanted textiles to the school as a way to earn money for the school and contribute to a greener, cleaner future. Find out more at

Cake Sale
The annual PTA cake sale took place on 19th March 2017. Despite it being St Patrick’s weekend, the parents of St. Joseph’s once again generously donated their time and their baked goods. There was a wide variety of buns and cakes available; rice crispy buns were in plentiful supply, but there were also cup cakes, brownies and tray bakes alongside lemon drizzle cakes, carrot cakes and fruit cakes. The freshly baked scones and pancakes served with butter and jam proved to be the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. The hall was packed after both Masses and those who came along donated generously until every last item was sold raising c£450! The PTA would like to thank everyone who supported this event.

Christmas Raffle

Every year the PTA runs a Christmas raffle that provides an opportunity to win some fantastic prizes all kindly donated by local businesses and parents. This year we raised c£1,700.

Top prizes included:
Smyths Toys £100 voucher, Lough Erne Resort lunch and spa, Pizza Express voucher, Gilnahirk Tyres £50 voucher, Norah McNally – Indian head message and haircut, Belfast Giants – family passes, Align Pilates - £50 voucher, Rebound Physio - £40 voucher, Boots hampers, Champagne.

Community Fun Day 10th June 2017
The Community Fun Day is the most popular event in the PTA calendar. It’s a great opportunity for the school to open its doors to the wider community. Everyone can come along and try their hand at some traditional games as well as maybe trying something new. There’s a BBQ serving hot dogs and burgers as well as music, stalls selling popcorn and other sweet treats. 

Summer School Discos
On the 22nd June the PTA organised two discos as a treat for the P7's who are moving on from St Joseph's.  

Upcoming Events

​Parents Social & Fundraiser - 20th October

Ballyhack Blues & Boogie featuring

the Box Car Blues Brothers - 8 Piece Live Band!

Shandon Park Golf Club, 8pm, £10

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Halloween Disco - 26th October

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Enjoying treats at the Cake Sale!