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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 send us a private message on our PTA Facebook page. We would love to hear from you!


Meet the Committee

Co Chair: Karen Gribbon, Emmylou Breslin

Treasurer: Roisin Spence

Assistant Treasurer: Carrie Ann Rafferty

Secretary: Laura Valentine

Assistant Secretary: Sinead Fay

Communication: Debbie McLorinan, Emma Creagh

Grants Officer: Michelle Donnelly

Teacher Representative: Sinead Clarke

Members: Alison Muir, Kathryn McLaughlin, Denise McCay, Laura Nokes, Sandra Neill, Martin Duffy, Mark Kerr, Justin Tohill



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 2018-19


In the year 2018-19, the PTA purchased the following for school at a cost of £11,587.19

  • 3 CleverTouch Boards: £8970
  • MG Matics: £420
  • PTA UK: £105
  • Panto Deposit: £800
  • PTA Expenses: £188.80
  • Communion Breakfast: £392.08
  • Signage: £711.31

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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Next Meeting

Next Zoom Meeting: Tuesday 19th January at 7.30pm 

For details of the Zoom meeting contact any of the PTA members or send us a private message on our PTA Facebook page closer to the time. 






Latest PTA News

31st Mar 2021
There was great excitement in school today. Our PTA organised a special surprise...
6th Dec 2019
Santa visited St Joseph's on Thursday night at our annual Christmas Bazaar. He said...
6th Dec 2019
We had a fantastic night on Thursday at our Christmas Bazaar with lots of money raised....
3rd Dec 2019
Our Christmas Bazaar is on Thursday 5th December from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. It will be...
25th Jun 2019
Miss Clarke's P3 class visited Dominos Pizza in Lisburn today as their prize for...
19th Jun 2019
Well done to all of the St Joseph's PTA Team who took part in the Lisburn Fun Run...
18th May 2019
Congratulations to our P4 children who made their First Holy Communion today in St...
9th May 2019
Our PTA Change for Change fortnight starts this Monday: Monday 13th May - Friday...
11th Dec 2018
Santa paid a very special visit to our Christmas Bazaar last night to meet all our...
10th Dec 2018
What a fantastic night we had at our annual PTA Christmas Bazaar last night. Lots...

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