Parents Group

The Knockanean Parents Group meets once a month to organise events, fundraising and discuss how we can assist school improvements.   All parents are welcome to attend our meetings.    Please come along, we’d love to see you there.

The current officers of  Knockanean Parents Group  are: Enda O’ Gara (Chairperson), Mary O’ Doherty (Secretary), Karen Guerin (Accounts),


We have a number of events that we run annually which are a big part of the school year:

The Halloween Party:  This fancy dress party usually takes place in The West County Hotel on the Thursday before the Halloween break.

School Calendar:     The school calendar is sold each November for the following year.  The calendar contains photos of various activities at the school for the previous 12 months. It is a fantastic keepsake and the money raised goes toward fundraising for the school and donations to our chosen charities.

Family Fun Day: The Family Fun Day takes place in June in the field behind the school.  We have stalls selling delicious home made cakes and buns, snacks, sweets and the most popular barbeque burgers.  There is also facepainting, horse rides, sports competitions, bring & buy stalls and much much more.

First Communion Day Reception: After the First Communion Mass, the parents group hosts a tea & coffee reception at the school for all First Communion children, their families and friends. It gives the children a chance to spend some times with their classmates on this very important day.

Confirmation Ceremony of Light Reception:  After the Ceremony of Light, the parents goup hosts a tea & coffee reception at the school for the confirmation class and their parents.

School Spring Clean:   Each year, usually in April, we arrange a Spring Cleaning Day at the school.  Volunteer parents help to deep clean the classrooms, hallways  and common areas of the school.  We have had a great response from parents each year and as a result the school is a nice clean environment for our children to learn and play.

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