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Who are we?

The Parent Teacher Association of Friends’ School Lisburn is a registered charity (NI Charity Registration Number 101091) and its membership consists of every parent of a child at Friends’ School Lisburn, both Preparatory Department and Grammar School, who has paid the annual membership fee. A board of trustees is responsible for the management of the registered charity and trustees are elected annually at the AGM, which is held at the start of the school year. The board of trustees comprises 11 parent trustees and 6 teacher trustees from across the entire school community. The board convenes on a monthly basis to discuss various items of business. 

What do we do?

The purpose of the PTA is to advance the education of the pupils at Friends’ School Lisburn by providing and assisting in the enhancement of facilities at the school. The PTA also organises social and other events to promote good relations between staff and parents, and to promote the wellbeing of pupils.

Funds are raised through PTA membership fees, as well as through a number of social events that we organise throughout the year.  As well as raising funds, these social events also strengthen the sense of community within the school, which is something that we see as a vital role of the PTA. In addition, we provide support and assistance at other school events when required.

How do you become a member of the PTA committee?

The board of trustees is elected at the AGM. If you are interested in joining the board, you can either nominate yourself or be nominated by someone in the weeks leading up to the AGM. All nominations will then be considered at the AGM election is by secret ballot of the members present at the Meeting. The 11 parent nominations and 5 teacher nominations with the most votes will become the newly elected board of trustees for the ensuing school year. The Principal of the school holds the position of President of the PTA and is the sixth teacher trustee.

Can you help the work of the PTA if you’re not a trustee?

Yes! The trustees welcome support from all of the members of the PTA. There are many ways in which members can support the trustees: helping out at school concerts and events, providing contacts or expertise in everything from print and design to book keeping, event planning and serving tea and coffee at various events. If you are interested in providing assistance, all you need to do is let us know.

 Annual General Meeting

 The Annual General Meeting of the PTA was held on 30 November 2021 via Zoom format.  

 The 2021/2022 Committee was elected at the AGM and is made up of the following trustees:

Committee  2021 - 2022

Stephen Moore (Principal)                  President

Barry Mageean                                   Chair

Fiona Butterly                                     Secretary

Eddy Kerr                                           Treasurer

Staff Trustees

Parent Trustees

Kathryn Archbold

Ruth Collins

Simon Patterson

Martin Grimley

Niamh Blakeman

Eddy Kerr


Barry Mageean


Caroline Reid


 Judith Rowan














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