The Executive commiTtee

What is The Executive Committee?

The Executive is the Patron Body of the school. In the Irish National School system, every school has a patron body, which is the legal owner of the school on behalf of the school community. Traditionally it has been one of the churches that fulfilled that role.

This school is different. It is owned – through the Executive – by the school community. The parents effectively own the school! This means that we are independent in a way that few other schools are. It also means that it’s especially important that parents get involved in some way with the daily life of the school; that you make the most of your child’s time here. This isn’t the kind of school where you drop your kids in the morning, pick them up at 2.30 and forget about the place apart from that.

The Members of the Executive are:

  • Chairperson –  Katherine Harford
  • Secretary –  Jesús Ramírez Checa
  • Treasurer – Katherine McKlatchie
  • Public Relations Officer  –  Telmo Carlos
  • Member –  Sabine Kriebel
  • Member –  Sharon Sheahan
  • Member –  Orla Murphy
  • Teacher Rep – Sinéad Farrell

The Executive is made up of the Board of Directors of CETNS, who are elected each year at the CETNS AGM or are co-opted throughout the year. We are the legal owners of the school building and are constituted as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee. Membership of the Executive is open to any parent/teacher who wishes to get involved.

There are currently a number of vacancies and we would be very pleased to hear from anyone who would consider joining the Executive.

What does the Executive do?

1. The promotion and preservation of the Educate-Together ethos of the school

The ethos of the school is:

  • multidenominational,
  • co-educational,
  • child-centred and
  • democratically-run

More information about the concept of Educate Together is available at




Tax Relief Forms

As the School is a charity (reg. no: CHY10173) all donations to the school over €250 per year are tax deductable. The government has a scheme that allows you to give the tax benefit of your contribution to the school. This costs you nothing and requires you to fill out a very simple form which you can download here:

Note: this covers all contributions to the school including fundraisers such as the winter fair, cake sales, etc. You are almost certainly contributing over the threshold amount to the school.

Contact The Executive Committee

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