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PTA

PTA Committee Members

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What does the PTA do?    

The Parent Teacher Association raises between £2,000 and £5,000 each year, providing funding for a variety of projects within St Nicholas School which enhance the children’s experience at the school. The fundraising events aim to be fun for the children (and hopefully some adults too!), while giving the children a sense of pride in their school's community spirit and, of course, raising some extra money.

Over the past few years, the PTA’s donations to the school have included these treats:

  • Year 5 'Robot Day'
  • Floodlights for the High 5/Netball pitch.
  • A new strip for the school football team.
  • The Mini-Beasts mosaic and sensory garden in the Key Stage 1 playground (near the entrance gate for Years 1 and 2).
  • A contribution towards the cookery equipment in the new Technology Suite.
  • A greenhouse, wheelbarrow and accessories for the Gardening Club
  • Indoor wet-play equipment for every class for rainy day and outdoor play equipment

Annually, the PTA pay for:

  • A leavers' treat for Year 6 pupils
  • The school panto at Christmas/new year
  • Trip subsidies for every year group, helping to bring the costs down a bit more for parents

The PTA organises refreshments at Sports Days, cake sales, 'Phil the Bag,' (a clothing/textile recycling initiative which is held at least once a year) and sort out and sell on second hand school uniform.  They also coordinate initiatives where Reception pupils design their own tea towels at the end of the school year and all pupils design their own Christmas cards/mugs. Their most recent event was the hugely successful 'Family Fun Night' which was attended by 160 pupils and parents and raised an amazing £450.00!

If these events and activities are to be successful, they need support from parents either by attending events or by encouraging their child to take part. PTA events cannot happen without volunteers to run and organise them. The PTA committee is a small group of parents who always welcome new members to help co-ordinate the events diary. However, we also really value anybody who volunteers on a more ad-hoc basis. The saying “Extra hands make light work” is fully embraced in the PTA!

Coming soon… May Ball on Saturday 13th May, Dads' Night Out on Wednesday 26th April and the Ladies Night Disco (date TBC).

Notice of PTA meetings is given in newsletters, the school website and on the PTA notice boards. These are friendly, welcoming and open to all and usually take place on Wednesday evenings at the Engine Pub.

If you would like any more information or would like to help, please email: stnicholasschoolpta@gmail.com