Winter Fair – Sunday, 22nd November

Hi all,

A reminder that the Winter Fair is happening next weekend, so in this wet weather, please take the opportunity to clear out your attics and find those hidden gems!  We’re attaching  a list of the things and skills we need.  Bric-a-brac, toys, books, nearly new clothes etc can be brought into school from Wednesday 18 November in the morning and the afternoon, and Thursday 19 November in the morning and afternoon – that is at drop-off and pick-up times.

Also on Monday 16 November and for the whole of next week, there will be sign-up sheets on a separate noticeboard, near the front door, for parents to fill in their names for a volunteer slot.  This could be helping to set up, helping to run a stall or helping with the clear up and so on.  Please can you look out for the noticeboard and sign-up for something that is going to suit you.  We shall need a lot of help, and if everyone does a little bit we’ll get the job done.

Most importantly the money raised will go towards new science and technology equipment.

Also, for information, the entrance charge to the Fair will be just €2 per adult with the children going for free.  At that price we hope to make the event accessible to as many people as possible beyond parents and families connected to the school.  Please do invite your neighbours and friends along.  They will be most welcome.

And finally, if anyone works in the area and is able to put up a poster with good visibility to passers-by, we have plenty, so please let us know.

Have a great weekend. 

Best wishes,

St Catherine’s N.S. Parents’ Association

Things needed:

  1. Books, DVDs, CD’s
  2. Toys – working, complete, clean
  3. Sweets/jellies (ex Halloween!) for sweetie jars
  4. Glass jars for the sweetie jars – jam jar size
  5. Clothes on hangers (adults and children in good condition/nearly new). Also accessories – handbags, belts, jewellery
  6. Hotel bathroom miniatures/shop sample toiletries for hampers
  7. Raffle – unused good stuff to go to Karen Jordan
  8. Brown coins for the money jar
  9. Soft toys – these will be up-cycled and re-sold beautifully! Needed by Thursday 19 November
  10. Baskets/Something similarly attractive for hampers
  11. Nail varnish in good condition for nail bar, nail varnish remover, cotton wool pads
  12. Anything home-made – knitted items, hand sewn items, paintings, woodwork, pottery, general craftwork, etc
  13. Cakes, baked goods, biscuits etc for the kid’s café and to sell on the cake stall. Please use paper plates or put your name under the plate to be returned.
  14. Shopping bags – lots of them!



Jobs/Skills needed:

  1. Confident nail polish appliers!
  2. Hamper wrappers
  3. Anyone with hairstyling skills – French plaits, braids etc
  4. Anyone who can oversee/supervise craft/art making …


Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Phone: 01 4542679