Parents Association

Mindfulness Easter Camp

Dear Parents,

Happy new year! This new year, we are kicking off with another batch of interactive sessions designed by National Parents Council just for you!  This time the sessions are based around the Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) Series with the first session on ‘Supporting your Child to build Healthy Friendships and Relationships’!

An interactive session on ‘Supporting your Child to build Healthy Friendships and Relationships’ (16th - 20th January, 2023).

Register now with the link: Supporting your Child to Build Healthy Friendships and Relationships (Session 1) - Virtual sessions taking place the week of the 16th January 2023 Survey (surveymonkey.com)

This is a free online interactive programme designed by National Parents Council (NPC) to enable you to support your children in primary school to make and sustain healthy relationships and friendships.

Where and When: Sessions will be taking place online via Zoom in the morning (10am) and evening (7:30pm) from Monday the 16th to Thursday the 19th oJanuary, with an additional morning session (10am) on Friday the 20th of January.

All adults and children struggle with friendships at some point in their lives, would you like to learn more about supporting your child to make and sustain healthy friendships?

If your answer to the above question is yes then, this session is for you.

In this session you will learn: How we can support children to make and sustain healthy relationships and friendships, and  good communication skills.

The RSE series comprises of three sessions including:

1.       ‘Supporting your Child to build Healthy Friendships and Relationships’

2.       Active Listening Skills

3.       ‘Making the Big Talk many Small Talks’


These sessions are open to all parents of children in Primary School. Please forward the details to other parents.


Please note these sessions will be interactive allowing parents to participate and hence places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. (You will receive an email regarding the other two sessions in the RSE Series in due time.)


This programme is delivered by National Parents Council and funded by the Sexual Health Crisis Pregnancy Programme.


Increase oral language and literacy skills with Dr. Mary Roche in Kilkenny City Library on Tuesday 22nd November 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
At a meeting on March 10th, the new Parents' Association Committee was formed.
The following are the names and contact details of the committee;
Chairperson:  Mary Malin 083-1188794
Deputy Chairperson: Kevin Fitzpatrick  086-0479008
Secretary: Stephen Walsh  087-6104982
Deputy Secretary: Catherine Fitzpatrick  087-6741584
Treasurer: James Redmond  087-2266254
Deputy Treasurer: Mark Sleater  098-4060021
 The committee email is pa@holyspiritkilkenny.ie
We welcome the new committee and look forward to working closely with them into the future. 
We held our Parents' Information Evening on Thursday September 29th, the first in 3 years!
We are delighted with the number of parents who attended and met Mrs. Butler in her new role as principal.
It was a very successful and happy evening where parents met their child's class team and were familiarised with the systems and structures in place to support their child's learning for the coming year.
The Parents Association served refreshments afterwards and gave a brief outline of their plans for the coming year. The AGM will be held in the coming weeks.
We look forward to working together during the School Year 2022-2023.