Present – Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Michelle Adebisi, Koryne Smyth, Brian Fitzsimons

Minutes: The minutes of the previous BOM meeting were adopted by the meeting.


Proposed actions in relation to external contactors

  • Ensure all external contracts are in place and on a timing schedule.
  • Create a payment schedule for contract payments and an annualised budget to cover the cost.
  • Create contact sheet for all contractors for future BOM.

The Board agreed to work towards these proposals.

Extra classroom – The school have applied for funding for building a third class for children with additional needs.

Landscaping – a notice will be placed in the newsletter regarding landscaping the school grounds.

The gutters and window cleaning will be completed over the February half term.


Voluntary contributions have increased significantly since last year. Cost of utilities has also reduced.

Rental and after school activities from September to December is providing increased income.

Integration grant has been received for culture week in February.

School Policies:

The Care Team will begin to focus on the school Code of Behaviour.

Enrolment – The school can’t take any new enrolments from 2024.

ET report:

AGM Saturday 30th March 2019 in Stepaside ETNS

General Members meeting Saturday 2nd February 2019 in Firhouse ETNS

The Board will consider if they want to propose any motions.

PTA report

AGM will take place at the beginning of February. Nomination forms for new members of the PTA will be sent out this week.

Strictly Come Dancing will take place on March 30th.

After school activities

After School is now open until 5:30.


Siobhan Dunne, parent of past pupil Cormac and current pupil Callum passed away in January this year. The Board expressed their deep sadness at this news.

Date of next meeting – Thursday February 28th