4 items tagged "community fund"

  • Community Fund

    The APEEE has set up a Community Fund to help support projects and events that enhance school life. The financing of the fund is currently reliant on donations and fundraising projects. The Community Fund will be in a position to start making grants in the next school year (it is already possible to make donations!). The Community Fund will be administrated by a Committee of Parents who have been nominated by the APEEE Board. They are: Josephine Usher, Iseult Lennon Hudson, Christian Drantmann, Steve O'Byrne, Sarah Ironside and Sergio Campo.

  • Community Fund is launched!

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    At the end of last year, the APEEE created a Community Fund to support student, parent and teacher initiatives in the school. We are pleased to announce that the application forms are now available online together with a guidance note on how to fill them in and we hope to receive your applications shortly.
    What does the fund do?
    The fund provides financial support for projects which are designed to enhance the school community. This could mean purchasing equipment for a playground/class-room or science lab, paying for a speaker for an information evening for parents, funding an educational/cultural event for students..... We are sure that you will have many interesting/diverse and exciting ideas. (Many of the parents involved in the Community Fund Committee (CFC) have also been involved in fundraising initiatives and are happy to offer advice on how to get projects off the ground.)
    Why a Community Fund?
    Our school is growing. We want to foster and develop a community spirit. Over the past few years a few good ideas to help that goal did not materialise because the budget lines weren't available to support them. At the same time, many groups have been involved in diverse fundraising activities. Somerfesto, Sweatshirt sales, coffee mornings are just a few examples. The Community Fund will consolidate fundraising efforts and help support all initiatives that help to make our school more cohesive.
    Who can apply?
    Any parent, teacher or child who is part of the school community. We are open to all initiatives that meet the criteria.
    How do I apply?
    You need to fill in the application form on the website. The CFC will consider you application and let you know if you have been awarded a grant.
    Where does the money come from?
    Fundraising events like Somerfesto and donations. Contributions have already come from sweatshirt sales and some classes with funds left at the end of the last school year have also contributed.
    How do I know what's going on?
    The CFC will regularly publish information about supported initiatives and the financial situation of the fund.
    What happens to my money if I donate?
    Under the Community Fund rules, 100% of donations go in to the fund. The CFC is committed to ensuring that remains the case.

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  • Saint Patrick's Day

    cloverOn 17 March, the Irish celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig or Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland.  He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and for driving the snakes away!

    On St. Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans.

    In our Secondary School, later this months the pupils will have the opportunity to take part in an Irish céilí with a live céilí band. This cultural project has been funded by the Community Fund and has been organised by Mr DeBurca.

  • Science, flowers and murals - what's the connection?


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    Over the past few weeks the Community Fund Commitee has been delighted to support a number of projects in the school community. To find out more check out our webpages, or see a summary below! We are also delighted to welcome a new Committee member - Diane Werhert was nominated by Decision of the CA on 7 July 2015.

    It's the end of the first school year in which the community fund has been up and running. In the run up to Somerfesto, the Committee received a number of applications and is delighted to have been able to approve three projects in the school in June 2015.

    Science Festival: On 19 June 2015, the CFC formally approved an application from Steve Panicelli for funding for the fantastic prizes on offer for participation at the Science Festival.  The Festival itself took place during the Somerfesto and was a huge success!

    Murals: The CFC also approved an application for funding in the sum of 234 euros for boat varnish to enable P5s from all sections to finish some stunning murals they had been working on as part of European Hours. These are now on display in the Primary playground. Many thanks to Richard Nagel and Virginia Georgescu for submitting this project and working with our children to brighten up the school environment!

    Flowers: The CFC received an application from Maria Pezzati for materials to complete a Recyleart project being undertaken by some of P4 in European Hours. The purpose of the project was to allow children to work around the concept of waste and to create art out of recyled materials. Check out the results below!

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