Parent Teacher Association

Newpark’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is made up of an energetic and dedicated group of parents and teachers. The committee is elected at the Association’s Annual General Meeting each September and then meets monthly thereafter until June.

The committee elects three officers: Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. The remainder of the committee is made up of a minimum of seven parents and a minimum of two teachers. The Association aims to have a mix of men and women on its committee. All committee activities are undertaken on a voluntary basis.

All parents or legal guardians of students attending Newpark School are automatically members of the Association.

The aims of the Association are to:

  • Provide a forum to represent the views of parents to the Principal and the Board of Management, principally through monthly meetings during the school year.
  • Support the aims and objectives of the school.
  • Encourage parent participation in school activities.
  • Organise social events including the Annual Pre-Debs Reception and parents’ evening social get-togethers.
  • Arrange talks on topics of interest to parents.
  • Prepare/maintain 1st Year Contact List – Parent2Parent Link.
  • Engage with the Student Council on an ongoing basis.
  • Organise fundraisers and social events to provide additional items for the students and teaching staff. Just a few examples of PTA-run activities are:
    • Christmas Fair & Raffle
    • Quiz Night
    • Used School Uniform Sales

Joining the PTA

Interested in joining the PTA? Nominations will be accepted in the two weeks prior to the AGM.

Ideally, submit your nominations via email to before the meeting (Nominations will be accepted at the AGM as well.)

If you prefer not to be a committee member, but would still like to get involved, don’t worry there’s room for you too! Come along to the AGM and find out what we’re up to. The AGM is held annually in September each year but you can contact the PTA at any time via email to

(For a copy of the PTA Rules click here.)

Can You Help or Offer a Skill?

If you are a Newpark parent, a past pupil, a past pupil’s parent or a member of the wider Newpark School community and would like to offer help or some expertise to the school on a voluntary basis, the school and PTA would love to hear from you.

It is of great benefit to the school when support and expertise is given back to the school by the greater Newpark Community, and it enhances the ability of the school to provide an ever-improving education experience for the Newpark students.

Perhaps you have a craft or a professional skill that the school might benefit from, or perhaps you have some free time and could help out in the library, with the school newsletter, with a fundraising event, or with lost property etc. If you would like to offer help, please contact the PTA at or leave a note in the PTA letterbox, which is located in the school entrance foyer to the right of the reception desk.


All committee meetings are held on Wednesdays, in the School, at 8:00pm. Meetings are listed in the school calendar. A downloadable copy of agreed meeting dates is found Here.

PTA Committee 2022 – 2023

Tim Smyrk (2nd Year Parent) Chairperson
Eoin Norton, Principal
Alex Doyle, Teacher Representative
Ailish Hogarty (3rd Year Parent)
Andreína Cisneros (2nd Year Parent)
Andrew Macken (1st Year Parent)
Anna O’Flanagan (2nd, 4th & 6th Year Parent)
Cara Fortune (3rd & 6th Year Parent)
Clare O’Kelly (2nd Year Parent)
David McCudden (2nd Year Parent)
David Wheelahan (4th Year Parent)
Debbie Duncan (3rd & 5th Year Parent)
Debbie O’Flaherty (3rd Year Parent)
Denise Charlton (4th Year Parent)
Derbhal Cummins (4th Year Parent)
Dearbhla Lawler (4th Year Parent)
Elizabeth Riley (2nd Year Parent)
Ella McSweeney (2nd Year Parent)
Emma Cooling (2nd & 4th Year Parent)
Emma McMullin (3rd Year Parent)
Fiona Murphy (1st Year Parent)
Gary Kelly (6th Year Parent)
Gordon Kelley (1st Year Parent)
Heather Chawke (2nd & 5th Year Parent)
Helen Healy (4th Year Parent)
Ivan Varian (2nd Year Parent)
Jacqueline Finnegan (4th Year Parent)
Janet Vernon (1st Year Parent)
Joan Sherlock (2nd & 6th Year Parent)
Jojo McDonnell (1st Year Parent)
Krzysztof Gigon (5th Year Parent)
Lauren Fiorilla (1st Year Parent)
Leanne Vaughan (1st Year Parent)
Lizzy Pashley (5th Year Parent)
Martina Rowe (2nd & 5th Year Parent)
Michael McMullin (3rd Year Parent)
Nancy Ward (2nd Year Parent)
Orla Hyland (5th Year Parent)
Rebecca Tucker (1st & 4th Year Parent)
Roberta Williams ((1st & 3rd Year Parent)
Richard Zipser (3rd Year Parent)
Sandra Stewart (2nd & 6th Year Parent)
Sara Bloomer (1st & 5th Year Parent)
Stephen Bowles (2nd, 5th & 6th Year Parent)
Suki Gray (5th Year Parent)
Suzanne Geoghegan (5th Year Parent)
Szilvia Horvath (1st Year Parent)
Tanya Kiang (6th Year Parent)
Teresa Zille (2nd Year Parent)
Trisha McKinney (2nd Year Parent)
Veronica Surkova (2nd Year Parent)


Contact the PTA at or leave a note in the PTA letterbox, which is located in the school entrance foyer to the right of the reception desk.

Parent Community on Facebook

Parents can have discussions and support each other by way of social media on Facebook by going to the Parents of Kids in Newpark Comprehensive School group.

Social Media on Facebook & Twitter

General information about the school can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.