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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

Secretary:                    Mrs Amanda Calderwood

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.





Kirkinriola PS Cake Sale at Craigywarren Vintage Rally

June 2024

☀️ What a fantastic day had by all at Craigywarren Vintage Rally. ☀️ Our cake sale *SOLD OUT* and raised £213.50. That’s a lot of cakes! 🎂😋 This money will be added to our charity account to help fund resources for Kirkinriola Primary School. Charity number 101750. Thank you to everyone who donated or baked a cake, who helped us in any way and who came along. Your generosity was greatly appreciated.

Spar, Frys Road sponsors Kirkinriola PS Sports Day

June 2024

A massive thank you to Eamon and the Spar for sponsoring our sports day. Everyone at Kirkinriola Primary is truly grateful for your kindness. Here's hoping we get the weather for a great day! 

Parent Questionnaire

May 2024

Thank you to all the parents who filled out the questionnaire. More than half of our current school families responded, which is a great number. Your voice is important to us, and we will endeavour to continue to raise funds to meet our school's requirements. 
If you would like to see the questionnaire results, please email, and our secretary will forward them to you. Also, if you would like to join our mailing list to keep up to date with everything going on with Kirkinriola PTA, please send your contact information to the email above. 
Finally, everyone is always welcome to attend our meetings. 
Thank you for your continued support. 

Brian McCarroll


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.