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St James's Primary School, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

St James's PTA

St James’s Primary School & Nursery Unit prides itself on having a very enthusiastic and energetic Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

 Come to a meeting

Have you got a child at our School, or are you a member of staff?  Then you are already a member of the PTA.  We are always looking for parents to come and be a part of our team.  Please speak to one of us, or a member of staff, who will put you in touch with one of the Committee.  



Chair: Cathy Taylor

Secretary: Donal Sayers

Treasurer: Jennifer Keown



Committee Members 

Bridgeen Cromwell

Laney Daley

Sinead Heath

Danielle Bergin

Ryan Farrell

Breanda Clenaghan


PTA Volunteers

Liguria Dobbin



 Our Aim

The aim of the PTA is to foster strong relationships between staff and parents, engage in & support activities for the children of our school, and raise additional, necessary funding which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities. 

 How can you get involved? - Volunteer to help at an event

Any event that we host always requires lots of help.  If you can offer your time, skills or simply want to help out then we would love to hear from you.

 Where does your money go?

We have raised ££££s for equipment and resources to support our children in their learning.  

In the past, funding from the PTA has assisted with many purchases.  Below are some of the most recent purchases made on behalf of the PTA:-


  • Outdoor Playtime Equipment
  • New carpet for School Library
  • PE equipment and Goalposts
  • Interactive Whiteboard for Nursery


26th Jun 2015
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Our children had so much fun at the eagerly awaited PTA St Valentine’s Disco on Thursday 8th February. This popular annual event is going from strength to strength. The creative energies of the PTA team were employed to great effect. We had a beautifully decorated assembly hall that was filled with disco lights and music. Our resident DJ, the brilliant Bernie Beats, delighted the children with a range of songs to get them singing along and throwing shapes. The much anticipated balloon drop was supplemented this year by paper cannon pops. We even had a tattoo parlour. The children went home happy that evening with their Valentine themed treat bags.

A huge thank you to the PTA committee and volunteers for their time, dedication and hard work. A particular note of gratitude goes out to Bernie Beats.

End of Year Disco

A big Thank You to our hardworking PTA for organising the annual End of Year Disco.