Welcome to Term 1 2014
Thank you to everyone who helped support us last year either by helping out, generously donating prizes or by turning up and getting into the spirit of our events. We reached our fundraising target for 2013 and you will see the money being spent on projects around the school this year.
We have our first major event coming up this term with the School Picnic on the 6th of March. We will also be running our regular ice block Fridays after school during term 1 and holding a sausage sizzle on Friday the 11th of April.
6th March 5.00pm to 7.30. Fun fair attractions, food, drink, the annual tug of war and lolly scramble. Students, parents, caregivers, relations and whanau welcome.
To help our volunteers, please bring plenty of small change. Thank you.
Next PTA Meetings
19th March 7.00pm in the staff room. PTA AGM. Annual report and election of executive. All welcome.
16th April 7.30pm in the staff room. Prospective members welcome to turn up and see what goes on.
New Parents' Morning Tea
11th March 9.00am to 10.15. All parents and caregivers of recently enrolled students are invited to meet the principal and find out more about the school. Tea, coffee and finger food provided.
About the PTA
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an integral part of the St Thomas's School community. The PTA is responsible for fundraising and social activities within the school community. We co-operate with and support the Board of Trustees and teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes.
We would love it if you could get involved with the PTA either on the committee or as a helper. It's a great opportunity to get to know some of the other parents, help your children and have some fun. If you want to find out more about what we do, feel free to contact us or come along to a meeting. We have regular meetings during term time, check back here for dates and times.
Friends of the PTA
If you don’t want to be involved in the details of organising events you can join the Friends of the PTA, our friendly team that lend us a hand when required. Our PTA men have started the League of Gentlemen to get fathers (and male caregivers) more involved in the School by organising events to appeal to men. If you'd like to find out more, contact Roger Lacey firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also keen to hear from you if you have any ideas for events or have goods or services to donate for prizes.
New members are always welcome!
If you can't join the committee at the moment it would be a great help if you put your name on the Friends of the PTA. If you go on the Friends of the PTA list you will be contacted from time to time when we need help at events like the school picnic.
The PTA also operates a Class Co-ordinator System whereby one parent from each class co-ordinates class contact details for email and phone numbers. They then help to co-ordinate class social get-togethers, and information from the PTA. If you are interested in helping with your child's class, please contact Mel MaKay at email@example.com
If you would like to be involved with the PTA as a class representative, PTA member or Friend of the PTA please contact Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairpeople: Helen Stansfield and Mel McKay
Treasurer: Justine Cavanagh
Secretary: Andrea Cleland
Julie Hancock, TBA (Teacher Representative), Hannah Page, Ruth Ward, Kelvin Holst, Roger Lacey, Yvonne Chittenden, Angela Babich, Andy Pomfret.
If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact: Helen Stansfield email: email@example.com