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

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 .

PTA Committee 2022 – 2023

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