Role of the PTA
The role of the PTA is to encourage parents to get involved in school life and to raise funds for our children’s school. The school budget is always stretched in many directions and fundraising by the PTA allows extra items to be bought. Many parents have particular talents and skills that can be used in school and teachers are always glad of any input – as a regular helper or as a one off for a particular subject.
All parents and teachers at the school are automatically members of the PTA but everyone contributes in different ways. Some people are members of the committee who take the lead on planning and organising the events and making decisions on spending funds, some people offer particular skills for specific events, some people contribute by attending/participating in the events and activities organised. Everyone has a role to play.
The PTA raises funds through a variety of events such as: the fun run, raffles, toy sale, secrets room, discos, quizs, bingo, 100 club and cake sales. The committee try to plan a variety of events to suit everyone. We are always open to new suggestions and ideas.
The funds raised are always spent on a wide variety of things for the school, to ensure that all children benefit whatever their age and interests. Some examples of what the money has been spent on in the past are: plays from M&M productions, the life education bus, coaches for theatre trips and carol services, Christmas party gifts, reading bags for new reception pupils, dictionaries for class 8 leavers, rental of the school photocopier, large and small playground equipment, books, toys and educational equipment for classrooms.
The committee meets approximately 8 times a year and everyone is welcome to the meetings. The committee can be contacted via the school office.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
2019/2020 PTA Committee Members
Chair: Ms Leah Hynes
Secretary: Mrs Alice Bryze
Treasurer: Mrs Michelle Bevins
Psychic Night with Marilyn – 28th November 2019 Kenlis Arms
Secrets Room (in school) Tuesday 3rd December