Parents’ Association


The Woodland NS Parents’ Association is made up of all parents and guardians at the school. The Parents’ Association Committee is formed each year from parent volunteers.

The Parents’ Association Committee works in collaboration with the school management to:

  • Promote the interests of all the students
  • Enhance the learning environment
  • Raise funds for, and contribute to, school initiatives and activities
  • Support community events involving the school and parents

Over the last year or so the Parents’ Committee has organized or contributed to:

  •  Encouragement of Traffic Safety in the school grounds
  • The Loughside \ Woodlands \ Castleshanaghan 5k event
  • The Book Rental Scheme
  • First Communion, Confirmation celebrations, and new parents evening
  • Regular school costs, for example, bus hire fees
  • Social and educational classes: yoga; positive parenting; internet safety

The Parents’ Committee is a voluntary body and relies upon the commitment of its members and the support of the wider parent body and school management to contribute to improving the educational experience of all children at Woodlands NS. Consequently, new members are welcomed at the AGM in the autumn term, to bring fresh energy and new ideas to the committee.

See Invitation To Join The Parents’ Association.

The 2022-2023 committee is comprised of the following members:

Ursula Gallagher, Chairperson
Aileen Tighe, Secretary
Catriona Friel, Vice Secretary
Emer Gilmartin, Treasurer
John Paul, Social Media
Claire McDonough
Marie Therese Henry
Jim Staton
Supriya Rao-O’Boyle
Christine McCabe
John Browne
Laurice Alcantara
Deborah Gallagher
Cróna Kerr
Louise Sterritt
Maria Neary
Helena Williamson
Maria Duffy
Julie McGarvey
Jenny Redmond
Karen McHugh
Tracy Gallagher
Doireann Ní Riain
Donna McGee
Libin Johny
NIcola Anderson
Julie McCole
Sarah Dillon

Please contact us at


Ursula, Chairperson, Woodlands NS

Ursula Gallagher, Chairperson