Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School


(Parent Teacher Association)

What is the PTA?

The Griffeen Valley Educate Together PTA is a group of volunteer parents and staff who work together to further enrich our children's educational experience through activities, events and fundraisers.  

The GVET PTA helps contribute to our vibrant learning community by filling in where school budgets cannot.

Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School needs our help in many ways. You can help in any capacity you want and dont have to be a committee member to participate.

What does the PTA do?

The PTA organises various activities and fundraising events during the school year

 - Clothing collections 

 - Notice board

 - Coffee morning

 - New parents evening

 - Winter raffle

 - Sponsored walk 

 - Calendar and year book photos

 - Healthy eating week activities

 - Quiz nite

 - The PTA Volunteer for organisation of school led activities e.g. School Insurance Scheme, School Book Rental Scheme & Food fair.

Reasons to volunteer!


If you would like to volunteer to help the PTA with events you will need to complete garda vetting. Please contact Eithne in the school office to do this.


What are our goals and achievements?

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of volunteer parents and staff, we were able to invest in important school enhancements such as:


- Garden Planters

- Buddy Benches

- Sensory Room Equipment

- School Team Sports Kits


We were also able to support Teacher Led classroom activities such as:

- Carrot Hunt

- Classroom Stick Insects

- Healthy Eating Week

- Winter Fair


Lending our time to School Led activities means that the school can offer services such as:

- School Insurance Scheme

- Food Dudes Programme

- Food Fair

- School Book Rental Scheme

- School Book Savings Scheme

Who are the PTA?

The GVET PTA is run by a committe which is overseen by the School Principal and reports to the Board of Management. A new committee is usually formed every two years. Our current committee was formed 1st March 2019.

Click here to view the PTA constitution.

The current committee members are:

Chairperson - Claire Kelly

Assistant Chairperson - Liz Jackson

Secretary - Ashling Kelleher

Treasurer - TBC

Committee Member - Sharon Conway

Committee Member - James Donnelly​​​​​​​

Committee Member - Tunde Marsovszky

Committee Member - Elaine Kinsella

Committee Member - Niamh O'Reilly

The School Staff is represented at meetings by:

Principal - Andrea Burke-Khan

Teacher Nominee - John Paul O'Keeffe

SNA Nominee - Jackie Roe

The Board of Management is represented at meetings by:

BOM Parent Nominee - Lisa Donnelly

BOM Parent Nominee - Daniel Rodriguez