Cairdeas 2019 AGM


A big THANK YOU to our committee.  We were a new committee with many first time members, so there was a lot of work getting everything up and running.  Also our class reps have been fantastic in communicating with all

our parents. 

2018 – 2019 Teams

Ourgoing 2018-2019 Committee

Role Member
Chairperson Orla Grainger
Vice Chairperson Lorraine Croke
Secretary Maeve Molumphy
Assistant Secretary Catherine Murphy
Treasurer Elaine Kiely
Assistant Treasurer Ann McGregor
PRO/Web Relations Thelma van der Westhuizen
Members Diane Martin, Siobhan Bemelman and Therese McKeown

Outgoing Class Reps 2018-2019

Class Rep Member
Juniors Catherine O’Shea
Seniors Noreen Smithers
1st Class Katerina Karantzi
2nd Class Elmarie Buchan
3rd Class Sinead Foley
4th Class Ann McGregor
5th Class Jackie Sheehan
6th Class – Boys Teresa Cremin
6th Class – Girls Martina Dullea

2018 – 2019 Event Summary

It was a very busy year with some new fundraising events and also a lot of the regulars.

October 2018

The first event to kick off our Cairdeas events was the Halloween Walk. The weather was lovely and the kids looked fantastic and put a great effort into looking very scary.  Cairdeas helped with lovely fruit trays for the kids which they all surprisingly enjoyed!  Click HERE for pictures.

November 2018

We ran a new event for the school last November; an Irish Cancer Society Coffee Morning Fundraiser. We held it after mass on Sunday 4th November . Many members of the community young and old joined us for a cuppa and a chat after mass. €755 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society.

Every year the school supports Team Hope with the Shoe Box Appeal. The school have been doing this for several years and it provides kids with a great opportunity to engage in charity work at an early age. 115 boxes were made up by families in the school last year

December 2018

December was a busy month with the Christmas Show Raffle. Families were very generous in donating items for the raffle. Our parent elves were kept busy wrapping and ribboning our hampers in the lead up to the Christmas Concert.

Our school calendar was a huge success as always. It always proves to be one of our most successful and popular fundraiser. Again huge effort from committee went into pulling this all together.

April 2019

On April 7th, Cairdeas held a 2nd hand book sale and Coffee Morning. This was a big event with lots of organising of the books kindly donated by families. There was a fantastic turnout for this event. Kids and parents picked up loads of greats bargains.

June 2019

We had a number of teams of parents running in the Cork City Marathon in aid of Knockavilla School. This was a great fundraiser for the kids, raising awareness of importance of exercise and keeping fit. Thanks to all the parents who ran. Monies raised went towards towards a fab afternoon of skipping for the kids with the help of Skip’n’Rope.

Unfortunately due to bad weather in June our Sports Day was cancelled much to the disappointment of the kids and parents alike. Thankfully 6th class stepped in and arranged a fun day during school hours. Fingers crossed for better weather next June!

September 2019

The 2018-2019 Cairdeas committee end their year with a fantastic family fun run/walk. Thanks to the committee and all our volunteers for making such a fun filled day.

Other events Cairdeas Supported throughout the year

  • School Children’s Christmas Party and Santa Visit
  • Infants Open Day Refreshments
  • Refreshments in the school after the Communion
  • 6th Graduation Refreshments
  • School Cake Sale
  • Ice Cream Van



A sincere thanks to Orla O’Shea and her team for all their support and trust in the committee. She trusted our ideas and events and provided us with keys and access to the building whenever we need it. Thank you for always making us feel welcome in the school.

Also to Sheila, who is without doubt one of the most organised people we have worked with. She is always 10 steps ahead of us with keys, floats, text messages etc.

2019 – 2020 The Year Ahead

New Committee

Role Member
Chairpersons Denise Kiely and Noreen Smithers
Vice Chairperson Orla Grainger
Secretary Maeve Molumphy
Assistant Secretary Catherine Murphy
Treasurer Elaine Kiely
PRO/Web Relations Thelma van der Westhuizen
Members Siobhan Bemelmans, Elmarie Buchan, Karen Bugler, Lorraine Croke, Sinead Hurley, Kat Karantzi, Nicola Kenneally, Diane Martin, Ann McGregor, Therese McKeown, Catherine O’Shea, Jackie Sheehan

Class Reps

Class Rep Member
Juniors Nicola Kenneally
Seniors Catherine O’Shea
1st Class Elaine Kiely
2nd Class Kat Karantzi
3rd Class Sinead Hurley
4th Class Karen Bugler
5th Class Ann McGregor
6th Class Jackie Sheehan

Other Business

Full accounts were provided at the AGM. Please get in touch with the school for more information or feedback re the 2018-2019 spend and funds.

We will identify areas in the school for which funds are required prior to organising fund raising events. One such area is the basketball court which is in desperate need of a new fence.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for events, speakers at the school, fund raisers, sponsorships or anything else.


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