Welcome to the PTFA page, where we will keep you updated on forthcoming events, monies raised and what it is spent on!
What is a PTFA?
Our 'Parents, Teachers and Friends Association' is committed to supporting the school, children and staff. We raise money to buy those little extras for the children and for the bigger projects, like the Infants Play Area and the new iPads.
Who are the members of the PTFA?
Every parent and employee of the school is automatically a member of the PTFA. All members are welcome to attend any of our meetings. We are led by a Committee, consisting of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer together with a number of people who do not have a designated role, but who agree to be members of the committee. We are a friendly, enthusiastic and informal group!
When are the meetings?
The PTFA AGM (Annual General Meeting) is held in the Autumn Term. We then hold informal meetings either in The Club in Newnham or at School. These start at 7pm and last roughly one to one and a half hours. We discuss upcoming events and fundraising ideas amid a great deal of laughter!
What have we done for you lately?
We held a coffee/tea and cake morning at the Armoury Hall on the 27th January raising money and having a lovely time too!
As an ongoing fundraiser we also have our school lottery where friends and family can also sign up. Fingers crossed that it is one of our parents that win the big countrywide prize!
A non-school uniform day was held on the 23rd March raising £103.50 towards funds. Thank you everyone.
The Easter egg hunt and raffle took place at the end of term and was great fun - even though it poured with rain! We raised a grand total of £80. Thank you.
What does the money get used for?
Our new project is to support fundraising for the school development plan and due to the success of our fundraising this year, we have already been able to contribute £1950 towards to work in the Reception class area and we have bought an educational, colourful new rug for the new classroom.
We are currently raising money towards the spiritual garden mosaic, as well as putting money aside for our £500 contribution to the whole school summer trip. We have also recently had a request for help towards water/painting aprons for the infants.
On the 28th April we will be holding our tea/coffee and cakes at the Armoury Hall. Please come along and join us or donate some cakes for us to sell.
How do I get involved?
New ideas are always welcome, as are volunteers to help at any event or donations for our various stalls. Please feel free to have a chat with any of the Committee Members or come along to any meeting to offer your support - you will be made welcome at any time!
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 9th May at 6pm in the school. All are welcome. We will be discussing prices and designs for the mosaic. Hope to see you there!
SECRETARY: Rachel Rand
TREASURER: Eve Hatch