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

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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​​

Community Fun Day
The Annual Community Fun Day is the biggest fund raising event of the year. All the usual attractions including  bouncy castles and slides, bbq, lolly-game and hook-a-duck plus cupcake making workshops. Kids also got a chance to make their own badges.

Belfast City Marathon Relay - May 2018

Two relay teams took part in the Belfast City Marathon Relay to raise funds for the PTA. A Justgiving page was set up to take donations and a Marathon themed non-uniform day was held at the school.

Quiz Night - March 2018

The PTA hosted a Quiz Night in the parochial hall with included a special marathon themed round in support of parents and teachers competing in the Belfast City Marathon Relay. There were prizes for the winning team as well as a raffle. A great night was had by hall and it raised about £600 for the school funds. 

Cake Sale - January 2018

The cake sale at St Colmcille's Parish Hall raised £460 for school funds and saw a spectacular array of home baked treats available. The parish hall was bustling with customers enjoying a cup of tea and chat and a treat! The PTA would like to thank everyone who supported this event.

Christmas Raffle - December 2018

This year's raffle raised £1700 for school funds. Many thanks for everyone who bought tickets and the many individuals and businesses who generously donated prizes, and of course, congratulations to the lucky winners!

Blues & Boogie
A chance for parents to let the hair down and boogie to the sounds of the Box Car Blues Brothers, this fantastic evening raised vital funds for school equipment and facilities.

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

Buy Christmas Raffle Tickets!

Fabulous prizes include:

Family ticket (4 people) for Ulster v Benetton
match on 25th January 2018
2 complimentary tickets for 18 holes of golf
Case of Wine
£100 Smyths Voucher
£50 voucher for Gilnahirk Tyres
£50 voucher for Neill's Hill
Four cinema tickets
45 min neck and shoulder massage
Belfast Giants - 6 tickets 29/12/18
Professonal tooth whitening
£150 Merchant Hotel Voucher
Gift Hamper
Jellybean Voucher
Dundonal Ice Bowl Family Activity Pass
£25 Voucher
Moet Champagne
Complimentary Full Day Workshop


Upcoming Events

To be updated soon.


Mr Donaldson accepts the cheque from PTA Treasurer Martin Reynolds.​

Enjoying treats at the Cake Sale!

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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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.