The PTA exists to welcome new parents, bring the school community together and boost the school’s disposable income. Every parent is automatically a member of the PTA.
The school operates a system of class reps who have a wide role within the school. Two or three parents from each class volunteer and are responsible for helping to organise class social events, PTA events, maintaining contact lists and also arranging helpers for the class teacher as and when required.
Our PTA meetings are held termly, a representative from each class is expected to attend. We also aim to keep you informed through a half termly newsletter and our noticeboards outside the school.
The PTA support key school events such as Christmas Parties and Sports Day and organise social events for the children. In the new year there will be a disco night, a movie night and we are hoping to host a new event for the children soon – watch this space.
The parents and teacher’s entertainment will start the year with our Quiz night in mid October. Last year we had amongst other events - an Auction Night and a Clothes Swish but are always looking for exciting new ideas to get together and fundraise.
The well established Michaelmas Market and Summer Fair are very much a feature in the local calendar and hugely significant fundraisers. As usual we are looking for a new committee to bring this years Summer Fair to life so please get in touch if you are keen to be involved.
The funds raised through the year help to finance educational visits, pay for parties and the purchasing of additional resources for the classrooms. In partnership with the School we have recently raised considerable funds for the 11! new HD touch screens which are already being used to great effect in each classroom. This year we will continue to raise funds to complete the much needed classroom furniture renewal, which started with the Year 1 and 2 classrooms over the summer.
Together with the School the PTA constantly look forward to new projects and welcome new ideas. If you would like to contact the PTA, please email Riverheadpta@hotmail.com.