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Kirkinriola Primary School, Ballymena

Kirkinriola PTA

Welcome to our PTA page.

We are extremely fortunate to have a very proactive and supportive PTA here at Kirkinriola Primary School who organise and run a variety of events during the school year. If you would be interested in finding out more about how you could help out and become involved please contact the school office for more details. We are a registered charity and our charity number is 101750.

During 2023/2024 our main office bearers are:

Chairperson:                Mr Brian McCarroll

Vice Chairperson:         Mr Stephen McCullough

Secretary:                    Mrs Amanda Calderwood

Vice Secretary:             Mrs Rosalind Craig

Treasurer:                    Mrs Leeann McCarroll     

PR:                              Miss Cathy Gaston




Fundraising Made Easy!!!

The PTA continue to look for innovative ways to raise money for the benefit of all the children at Kirkinriola . This week we have signed up to the very popular

This online system allows you to shop online and raise money at the same time.

It only takes five minutes to register and you must opt to support Kirkinriola Primary School PTA.

Then each time you go to shop online, login in to the easy fundraising site first and a percentage of your spend will go to aid our PTA.

There are many stores involved in this wonderful scheme, including M&S and to name a few.

Please share this information with as many people as you can.

Thank you in advance for your support.




Parent Questionnaire

Dear Parents,

All families in Kirkinriola Primary School are part of our community, and we want to make our community even better. The Kirkinriola PTA organises events to raise money for the school and bring everyone together. The money we raise helps make the school better for all kids.

We want to hear about what matters to you, the events you like, and where we should concentrate our fundraising efforts. Please take a few minutes to complete this PTA Committee questionnaire.

Questionnaire link - 

We would love to hear the thoughts and feedback from every parent, as the opinion of every parent matters to us for our future planning.

We would appreciate it if all responses were in by Sunday, 7th April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this short questionnaire.

Best regards,

Brian McCarroll

PTA Chair

Thank you to Wrays Funeral Directors

March 2024

Niall paid a visit to Kirkinriola Primary School and kindly donated an Easter egg to every pupil in the primary school and KEY. Thank you! 

Thank you to local businesses
January 2024

Thank you to the following local businesses for donating selection boxes to all the pupils in Kirkinriola PS and Early Years:

Phoenix (McCool's Centra), Ballymena
Tesco, Ballymena

 Santa and Mrs Claus delivered them to all the children in school in December. The children were very excited. Your continued help is very much appreciated.


Committee Meeting Nov. 2023

The committee met in November 2023.

Here are the main points of the meeting:

  • The committee has been re constituted and is adhering to strict guidelines from the charity commission. 
  • There  will be no meetings until 2024 so that it allows everyone to have time and space to execute the chairity commission requests.
  • The committee also voted on no fundraising until 2024 as the end of term is fast approaching. 
  • There is no Christmas fundraiser or Spring Fair.
  • A member of the committee has been tasked to look specifically at grants.
  • There is also a team at the minute trying to sort selection boxes for Christmas - if we can't get them free the PTA will fund them.