What is the PTA?
PTA stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. It is a charitable organisation, which is made up of parents, teachers, friends and carers of children that attend your school.
Why does the school need a PTA?
Like other schools, after paying for the running costs of the school, such as rates, electric, gas, etc. and the basic educational necessities, there is not a lot of money left to buy other things the school needs.
What does the PTA do?
The primary objective of the PTA is to raise funds, which helps the school to pay for items that the school budget doesn’t cover. Without this vital support, the school’s budget would become overstretched to the disadvantage of the education of your children.
One of the aims of the PTA is to assist with improvements to the school by using the resources of parents, teachers and friends of the community. We also update and replace school equipment when it is needed.
How can you help?
By attending the PTA meetings you will be helping to raise funds for things that enhance the quality of the learning experience, as well as aiding the development of the role of the partnership between home and school.
There are several ways that you can participate:
- You can attend meetings.
- You can forward your ideas to the PTFA, via e-mail or letter or via the school council or school office
- If you prefer a more ‘hands on approach’ you could volunteer to help organise or run forthcoming events