Every school year parents are asked to send in €40 for classroom resources to the class teacher.
This money is used by the teacher to buy art materials primarily, but also for stationery, photocopying, markers etc. which are needed in the classroom.
Although Art and Crafts is part of the curriculum and is also enjoyable for the children, the Department of Education do not provide funds for the materials used and therefore it is necessary to ask parents to make this contribution. Receipts will be issued and the money collected is spent by the teachers for the benefit of all the children in their class irrespective of who has paid.
In the current economic climate some people may not be in a position to pay all of the contribution. However I would encourage you to contribute whatever you can afford. There is a discount of €5 per child in families of two or more children.
Thank you for your co-operation