When & where is the event happening?
Sunday, 9th June 2019 at 12 noon – 2pm on the school grounds, Belarmine Vale.
What can I expect on the day?
The PAC have organised a fun day of entertainment for all the family. This is our first family fun day and we are hoping it is a memorable one for all! We will have soccer & basketball shootouts, tennis, lawn games, face painting, balloon modelling, rhythm time, arts & crafts, seed planting, younger kids area & so much more. These activities are aimed at different age groups so we are sure everyone will have fun on the day.
Who can attend?
Pupils and their families are invited to this free event. Children must be accompanied by an parent/guardian to gain entry and must be supervised at all times. Children not accompanied by an adult will be refused entry at the gate. In order to ensure health & safety, there will be one entrance and one exit gate which will be clearly marked. The entrance will be at the main gate at the front of school. The exit will be at the side entrance.
Can my child attend alone?
Unfortunately, children cannot attend on their own. For health & safety, children not accompanied by an adult will be refused entry at the gate.
Are siblings & grandparents welcome?
Yes, it’s a family event so siblings & grandparents are welcome. There will be different age appropriate activities available for the family to get involved.
Are other children from other schools welcome?
Children from other schools can accompany your family. Please note, the child can only enter with a parent from our school. Please make sure they are booked in advance through Eventbrite. For health & safety, all children must be supervised by their parents/guardian at all times.
Is there an entry fee?
No, this is a free event for pupils and parents of Stepaside Educate Together National School. There will however be hot dogs and cakes available for purchase.
Do tickets need to be pre-booked?
Yes, you will need your ticket for entry into the event. It is also important for the Parents Association Committee (PAC) to have an estimate of the number of people attending prior to the event in order to make sure that the event is run smoothly and efficiently. Please book your tickets here.
Will I need to bring a printout of the Eventbrite tickets to gain entry?
You can bring a printed version of your booking or alternatively, show the booking on your mobile device to gain entry.
Will there be parking available?
Unfortunately, there will be no parking available on the school grounds. We would be grateful if parents and children followed the school’s policy and walk to school. As it is a weekend event, we would ask you to respect the neighbourhood and residents by not parking too close to the school.
Is there a timetable of events?
There will be a timetable of events sent out to parents nearer the time. There will also be a map and timetable available on the day, which will be available at the gate entrance.
If I need to talk to someone on the day, will there be a person available?
Yes, there will be four members of the PAC monitoring the event at all times. They will be clearly dressed in the school’s black t-shirts, should anyone need assistance. There will also be a first aid person in the case of any emergency.
What if my child gets lost?
There will be a facility at the entrance gate where parents can fill out their details on a ID bracelet in case of this eventuality. Please remind your child to approach a member of the PAC wearing the school’s black t-shirt in the case of them becoming lost. The exit will be monitored throughout the event so children will not be allowed to leave the school grounds unattended.
What is happening at the Performance?
Some of the after school activities are putting a showcase together for the parents and pupils attending the event. It’s sure to be entertaining!
What time does the Performance start?
1.30 – 2pm in Stepping Stones
Will there be food?
Yes, there will be cakes & hot dogs for sale at 1 euro each. Tea, coffee, cordial & water are free. Please bring your own water bottle as part of our Green Initiative. There will be water and cordial refilling stations.
Are there any costs on the day?
All the activities and refreshments are free. There will however be cakes and hot dogs available to purchase on the day at 1 euro each.
I was hoping to bring a picnic, will this be possible?
Yes, there will be a designated picnic area, so please feel free to bring your picnic blanket and picnic with you.
Will it be indoors or outdoors?
The event will take place mainly outdoors. Refreshments, cakes & hot dogs and arts & crafts will take place in the school hall. Performance at 1:30pm will take place in Stepping Stones.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code, but it is recommended that children wear comfortable clothes and shoes for sport & fun activities.
How can I help?
It would be fantastic if everyone, where possible, were able to help out with this event in some way or another. Class representatives have been assigned areas in the event which they will need assistance with. They will be in contact with you via WhatsApp in the coming week to ask you for your assistance. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
I would like to volunteer on the day, can I have my child with me while supervising?
The PAC are always happy to have volunteer parents helping at all events. Unfortunately due to health & safety reasons, it would be better on this occasion if you could arrange for another parent attending this event to supervise your child for the 30 minutes.
I have volunteered, what will happen next?
Thank you for volunteering! Once the PAC has received your email and contact details, a member will contact you prior to the event with a timetable of where you have been assigned. If you have any additional queries, please email the PAC at email@example.com
I’d like to help baking cakes for the cake sale. What cakes are needed?
We would love if parents would help with baking cakes. As it will be a cake sale, it would be ideal if the cakes were either cupcake size or cut to a smaller size. As there are a lot of different food allergies, it would be ideal to have the ingredients listed. Please note, due to severe nut allergies, there are no nuts allowed in the school. All money raised will go towards the running of this free event.
Where do I leave the cakes I’ve baked?
Please bring the cakes with you on the day, preferably at 12 noon, and leave them in the hall canteen. There will be a person there to take these from you.
Will there be child changing facilities?
Yes, there will be child changing facilities set up in the disabled toilet on the corridor beside the school hall.
If my child needs to use the toilet, where are they situated?
The toilets are located in corridor beside the school hall. These will also be marked on the map.
Are dogs allowed?
Unfortunately, there are no dogs allowed at this event.
What happens if it rains? Will it still go ahead?
Yes, in the event of rain, the event will still go ahead. Please wear appropriate rain clothing.
Who do I contact if I have any queries?
Please contact the Parents Association Committee (PAC) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries.