We'll keep this brief because we know you already have a lot to do before you join our school community. But, since we're a friendly bunch, we'd really like to introduce ourselves and tell you some key information about the PTA (that's Parent Teacher Association), how you can help us, and what's in it for you.
Why does the school have a PTA? Our group is called St Benedict’s PTA and has been running for two years in an official capacity. We're a lively group of volunteers.
The main function of our PTA is to support the school by raising as much money as we can to enhance, enrich and improve learning experiences for the children. We also provide those 'little extras' that make school memorable, such as our famous discos! Sometimes we hold free events to say thank you for supporting us.
We also exist to bring the communities of school and home closer together because it makes sense for parents to be involved in the life of their chosen school.
Lastly, we’re here for the simple reason that we want to get together socially, meet new people and have fun! The PTA is run by a committee who are all volunteers. We also have two class reps in each year, plus lots of active volunteers from the school community and staff. We might sound like an abstract group of people, but we're parents, carers, friends and allies – just like you. Not so long ago, we were new too.
Please download the brochure below for loads more information!