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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, Emmy Lou Breslin, Karen Gribbon, Laura Nokes, Miriam Carleton, Sandra Neill, Carolyn Schuman



Frequently asked questions

  • What is the PTA all about?
  1. Fundraising for the school - this year we plan to purchase new Clever Touch Smart Boards for some 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 2016-17


PTA purchases in the year 2016-17 included:

  • Pantomime deposit
  • Blinds for classrooms
  • P7 Autograph Books
  • First Holy Communion refreshments
  • Stationary for each class
  • Twinkl website subscription for teachers

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

Next PTA Meeting:

Tuesday 22nd May at 7pm

Fun Day:

Saturday 9th June 11am


Thursday 21st June 7pm (Carden)





Latest PTA News

20th Jun 2018
Congratulations to all the members of the St Joseph's PTA Fun Run team who took part...
19th Jun 2018
Miss Rasa took great photos on Fun Day at the Photo Booth. Have a look below!
9th Jun 2018
We had another great day today at our Summer Fun Day. The sun was shining all morning...
12th May 2018
Congratulations to our Primary Four children who made their First Holy Communion...
13th Dec 2017
What a fantastic night we had last Thursday at our annual Christmas Bazaar. Thank...
24th Nov 2017
Our annual PTA Christmas Bazaar is on Thursday 7th December from 5pm-7.30pm. Come...
16th Oct 2017
The deadline for return of PTA Christmas Card designs has now been extended to this...
13th Oct 2017
Thank you to all our PTA for organising a Coffee Morning on Friday. It was a lovely...
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...

First Holy Communion Refreshments


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