Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Parents Association (affiliated to COMPASS)


A lively Parents’ Association meets regularly for social events, fund raising and to provide information for new parents.

Next Event
Fundraising Dance – Music by Gary Fitzpatrick, 1st March 2019, Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan. Doors open at 10 pm. Proceeds in aid of purchase of replacement Touchscreen LED Boards. All welcome. Contact school office for details. Telephone 047 82060.

Sale of Work
Thanks to all those who participated and contributed in any way to the Sale of Work, in St Patricks Hall, Monaghan Town on Friday 7th December 2018. Despite the wind & rain there was a great turnout and €4,200 approx was raised.

New development

The Committee have embarked on a ‘doodle’ survey page to enlist topic suggestions for their speaker(s)for the 2018/19 AGM and meetings. If you would like to complete the survey and haven’t received the link contact the school office on 047 82060.

Email address request

The Committee would also like to encourage parents to provide the school office with an email address so that information can be sent using email if desired. All details would only be accessible to the School Administrator and would not be available for sharing to other parties.


Examples of recent fund raising events are: Stonewall Folk and Function Band Concert, Richie Remo Concert and dance, Collegiate School Walk, Recipe Book, 10 km Run, Cookery & Flower Arranging Demonstration & Parents Dance. 


The Chairperson is Dr. Noel McKenna.  The Committee meet on a monthly basis and Mr. Johnston Reid, Principal & Mr.Martin Killoran, Deputy Principal are ex-officio members.

Mrs. Sheila McElwaine is Hon. Treasurer with the assistance of Mrs. Annamarie Woods, Hon. Secretary is Mr. Alan Mackarel. Committee members are: Doreen Brown, Vanessa Donaldson, Edmund Graham, Mark Gillanders, Richard Irwin, Ian Keating, Gary McAdoo, Wendy McChesney, Simon Moore, Garry Nicholl, Edna Taylor & Heather Wilson.

Recent AGM Speakers

Parents Association AGM was held on 15th October 2018 at 8 pm in the Sports Hall. Guest Speaker Mr. Martin McVicar, Managing Director of Combilift.

An Garda Siochana were the guest speakers for the Autumn 2017 AGM and they gave an excellent talk on internet safety and security. The AGM Spearker on Tuesday 4th October 2016 was motivational guest speaker Mr. Shane Martin. The Association is working on it’s next major fundraiser. Details on funds raised are available through the School Office.

Annual Sale of Work

Parents and families always assist at the annual sale of work and a great day is had by all.

Next Fundraiser

Plans are currently afoot for an early Autumn 2018 activity possibly a sponsored walk.

National Association of COMPASS

The Committee would like parents/guardians to note that COMPASS, the National Association of Minority Religions and Protestant Parents Association, with whom we are affiliated with, will hold their annual AGM on Saturday 26th May 2018 in Wilson’s Hospital School, Multyfarnham, County Westmeath. Details available from 047 82060 or email

Parents and staff join with Mrs Treacy and Rev Stephen McNie to open the sale.

Sale of Work 17

Stonewall Folk Band, Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan February 2017 Fundraiser

Our thanks to the outgoing Hon. Secretary Mrs. Cherry Allen for her hard work over the past few years.

Presentation to Mrs. Cherry Allen, from Mr. Reid, Dr. McKenna & Mr. Killoran and all at Monaghan Collegiate School. Drawing of the school courtesy of Mr. David Pollock, Art Teacher.

Presentation to Mrs. Cherry Allen, from Mr. Reid, Dr. McKenna & Mr. Killoran and all at Monaghan Collegiate School. Drawing of the school courtesy of Mr. David Pollock, Art Teacher.