The Parents', Teachers' and Friends' Association is a registered charity which aims to raise funds for the benefit of the school. As a parent of a child in the school, you are automatically a member of the Association, and, as such, you are welcome to attend PTFA meetings.
We also have representatives for each class (class reps), who liaise between the PTFA and parents in each year group. Please see one of your class representatives or join our helpers Facebook group if you are able to help out at any events, even if it is only for an hour. We couldn’t raise the amount of money that we do without the contribution of everyone at the school: parents, staff and children alike.
In 2015 the Infant and Junior PTFAs joined forces to become one committee overseeing events for both schools. The current committee is busy planning and organising some fun and exciting events for this academic year.
Last year saw the PTFA arranging school discos, our termly Movie Magic screenings and a highly successful Summer Fair. Thanks to the PTFA, children have designed Christmas cards which have been printed and sold to parents, enjoyed discounted Everyman Theatre tickets and created lovely Mother’s Day gifts to surprise mums on their special day.
Money raised previously has been allocated to buying the ICT equipment in the hall, supporting the memorable ISingPop event and installing the colourful scooter racks by the entrance. We look forward to having another successful year of fundraising so that we may continue to provide the children with additional facilities, and help enhance the school environment.
The PTFA needs you! We are always looking for parents to get involved – be it offering ideas or sponsorship or simply volunteering for an hour to help at an event. Our group is very informal, friendly and great fun. To get in touch, please call into the school offices for contact details, or join our St Mary’s PTFA helpers Facebook group.
Please join us on the Infant School playing field between 3:30 and 5:30 on Friday July 13th for St Mary’s end of year Summer Picnic.
Book your patch by purchasing tickets online and then all you need to do is come along with a picnic and catch up with friends.
There will be a sweetie cup stall, cake sale and ice lollies to purchase so please bring a little change. There will also be a roller rink and a Beat The Goalie competition included in your ticket price.
More info to follow on your Year FB page but if you have any further questions please see your class rep.
Cakes and sweetie cups to be returned to school by Friday at the very latest please.