We are extremely grateful to all our families who volunteer their time to support school. We have two main fundraisers each year - The Christmas Fair and our annual summer fair which we organise jointly with the St Andrew's Church and Farnhill Institute. Alongside this we hold various other events such as: discos, coffee mornings, Santa fun run and curry nights. If you are able to help please contact the School Office. We would love to hear from you!
A representative group of parents and staff meet several times a year to organise events and we are very grateful to those who give up their time in this way. We do realise that many parents do not have time to commit to attending meetings but WE NEED YOUR HELP in other ways, we just ask if you could support the school by giving up an hour once or twice a year to help events run smoothly. This might include manning the tombola, serving tea, selling raffle tickets or even being one of Santa's little helpers!
If you are able to help please contact the school office or catch Lisa Snell on the playground at the start or end of the school day.
Letter from Lisa Snell
A message from The Chair of the PTA
I'd like to start by introducing myself, I'm the current Chair of the PTA, my name is Lisa Snell and my son is in Class 4 and my daughter is in Class 1.
My reason for this letter to yourselves is simply to fill you in on what exactly the PTA does. If I'm completely honest when I went to my first PTA meeting I didn't have a clue. So I wanted to fill you in on my role and of course your role as parents.
We are fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for many years.
In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities. This could not have been provided otherwise. Without the previous PTA Team we could simply not have bought our 10 new laptops, new software , books, play equipment etc.
I am a stay at home mum and as such I am in a privileged position where I have spare time to commit to the School and I am more than happy to do so. I appreciate that a lot of parents work and simply do not have time to attend our meetings, however if one parent from each family gave one hour of their time per year for our different events our fundraising ideas could become reality and resources and equipment would be endless.
Our PTA is about much more than simply fundraising. The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff and parents together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. We are so lucky to be part of a small village school. Along with the current PTA team, our teachers, Mr Whitehead and all of you, we could make the next PTA year an outstanding one.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I am looking forward to my next year as PTA chair and look forward to a few new possible PTA members because without your support there wouldn’t be a one.