With your help last year, the PTA has helped the school buy band equipment, AV studio equipment, sports uniforms, new trestle tables and contributed towards the cost of the $90,000 sport surface outside the new classrooms.
With the construction programme well under way and the future shape of the school taking shape, there are plenty more projects that have been proposed but not able to be fully funded by the Ministry of Education. This is where we need your help to supply the extra cash to improve St Thomas's learning and recreational resourses. The main fundraising goal for 2015 is for more equipment for the school band and the purchase of a minivan.
Please get behind our efforts by helping out and supporting our activities.
Term 2 2015
The Lantern Walk was a great success with hundreds of children and adults enjoying the walk around Madills Farm.
Thank you to everyone who donated food to for the Glen Innes Foodbank. If you forgot to bring anything or would like to donate some more, please drop it off at the office. They would especially like milk powder and breakfast cereals.
Book and DVD Fair plus Cake Stall
Thank you to everyone who donated books, baked, helped out on the day and of course those who bought books. We raised around $1600.
New Parents' Morning Tea
Monday 25th May 9.00am. All new parents should receive a letter inviting them along. If you would like to help welcome the newcomers to our school please get in touch.
26th June Lunchtime by the sports shed. Sausages $2.00
Saturday 20th June
Our big fundraiser for the year. Tickets $400 a table (up to 10 people). If you can't get 10 friends together, let us know and we will put you in touch with others.
The theme this year is "Musical Notes" each table will be given a random letter to use in a musical theme. You can shoose anything musical such as instruments, bands, songs or singers. Let your imagination run wild.
We are looking for prizes for our auctions, silent auctions and mystery bags. If you have anything you'd like to donate or have contacts who can offer goods or services please contact Mel McKay at email@example.com. Please ask all your contacts for goods, services, subscriptions, vouchers, experiences or even an night at the family bach.
Movie fundraiser - Come along and see the Minion movie on its opening weekend.
28th June 4.00PM
Sylvia Park. Tickets $13.00 each, adult and child. Please keep an eye out in the school newsletter for when they go on sale or go to the PTA Facebook Page www.facebook.com/StThomasSchoolPTA
Next PTA Meetings
10th June 7.30pm in the board room
22nd July 7.30pm in the board room
Prospective members are welcome to turn up and see what goes on. Please contact Helen Stansfield if you would like to come so you can be kept in touch with any possible venue changes. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We are also keen to hear from you if you have any ideas for events or have goods or services to donate for prizes.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairpeople: Helen Stansfield and Mel McKay
Treasurer: Emma Winsloe
Secretary: Andrea Cleland
Julie Hancock, Justime Cavanagh, Mel Topp (Teacher Representative), Ruth Ward, Kelvin Holst, Roger Lacey, Yvonne Chittenden, Bronwen McPhee, Nicola Smith, Andy Pomfret, Natasha West, Helen McKinley, Kathie Davies, Keri Brown and Michelle Holmes.
If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact: Helen Stansfield email: email@example.com