METNS Community Association
MCA – Who we are and what we do!
METNS is proud to boast a community where pupils, parents and staff collaborate and work together for the better of our children. A high level of parental involvement is a key feature of our school, which makes it a very special place for us all.
Every parent/guardian who has a child in the school is automatically a member of the METNS Community Association (MCA). The MCA committee is a group of enthusiastic, energetic people who want to help make METNS the best it can be by fundraising for the school and organising events to foster community spirit. The committee is made up of approximately 10-15 parents/guardians and a staff representative, who meet up once a month and get involved in a wide range of activities in the school. This includes organising Grandparents Day, Monthly Coffee Mornings, The Winter Fair, ECAs, Workshops for Parents/Guardians and for Children, The Book Fair, Fundraising Events, Social Nights, Movie Night, Culture Night, METNS Big Picnic and much, much more as well as supporting the school in every way it can.
Parents/guardians are nominated at the annual METNS AGM. By this stage, each class has nominated a class representative at the start of the school year, who is the main point of contact with the MCA liaison. The MCA Chair liaises regularly with the school Principal and the Chair of the Board of Management to assist with various initiatives and to help build general communication within the school community.
How To Get Involved
The MCA Committee is a great way to get involved in school activities and ultimately to support all our children together. Membership is open to all parents and guardians at METNS. The MCA are always open to new members, so if you are interested and would like to get involved, even in a small way with any of the below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Creating school fun and culture days
- Organising creative activities for children
- Fundraising for school resources
- Organising coffee mornings
- Inputting to school policy
- Organising extra curricular activities
- Supporting parents/guardians in the school
- Inviting speakers to address parents/guardians on topical issues
- Other community building ideas that contribute to the METNS community
MCA Committee 2021/22
SIMON EGAN – CHAIRPERSON OF THE MCA
ADRIAN MULRYAN – TREASURER
HELEN MCDONALD – SECRETARY TO THE MCA
EMER BERGIN – STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
KAREN GERAGHTY – MCA LIAISON
MIGUEL KELLY – WEBSITE LIAISON
ELAINE KAVANAGH – CLASS REP LIAISON
SIOFRA OLIVER – ECA LIAISON
ANNIE LANG BALOGH
RUTH MARY GERVIN
Simon is Chair of the MCA. He is father to Theo (6B), Toby (4A) and Aoibhín (2A), and works in the travel sector.
Adrian is dad to Senan (2A) and Oscar (2B). He works in asset management.
Helen joined the MCA this year. She is a stay at home mum to Hugh (1B) Fred (SIA) and Jack, who will be joining METNS next year.
Emer is the staff representative on the MCA. She works as a Special Education Teacher (SET) in the school. She is mum to Levi (3B) and Aela (JIB).
Karen is mum to Matthew (class of 2021), Grace (5B), Lauren (3A) and Amelia (JIC). She is a member of the Board of Management and acts as the MCA Liaison. She works as a business owner and manager.
Miguel is dad to Freya (2B), Yasmin (JIA) and Romy (future METNS pupil). He currently works in Finance in the Payments Industry.
Siofra joined the MCA in 2021. She is mum to Anna (1B) and Sam (SIB). She works as the Head of HR and Quality for a local software company.
Naoise joined the MCA last year. She is currently a stay at home Mum to Alannah (1B), Leah (JIC) and future pupil, Cara.
Annie Lang Balogh
Annie is mum to Fionn (2B) and George (SIA). At the moment stays at home with the boys.
Gillian is mam to Dearbhla (3A) and Tom (5). Gillian works as Communications and Marketing Manager in the voluntary sector.
Sharon is mum to Cian (2B) and Sam (SIB). She works as a Sponsorship Manager for a professional services firm.
Sharon is mum to Ada (1A). She works in RTE.
Ruth Mary Gervin
Ruth-Mary joined the MCA this year and is mum to Emily (1B) and Freya (SIB).