Welcome to the PTA!
We have a very active PTA at St Peter’s School, and we put on a variety of events throughout the year for our children and parents/carers. These events raise funds which are then used to purchase items and equipment for the benefit and use of all pupils throughout the school.
The PTA plays a vital role in raising funds to support the school; we work alongside the school and help with projects they are working on. I am delighted that last year, we were able to support the school with nearly £11,000 of funding for a variety of purchases. Our main outlay was for a brand new reading platform for the whole school along with a variety of new library books. As well as this we purchased new cooking equipment for the children to use, brand new gazebos to help with shade during outdoor events such as Sports Day, a selection of new play equipment and sheds for our Little Fish nursery and funded the fantastic Platinum Jubillee party enjoyed by the whole school!
Previous years have seen the PTA purchase new play equipment for the playground and help fund its complete resurfacing. We also purchased a second school minibus. This has already had considerable impact in allowing all our children to travel to many extra-curricular activities. As well as the bigger items, we fund numerous smaller activities throughout the year from theatre workshops in school to the school discos.
We have regular meetings to discuss future events/projects and how we can help with them. You are more than welcome to attend anytime, please look out for the next meeting on our calendar dates and newsletters.
Being a member of the PTA is not all hard work. We aim to have FUN and we are always interested in new ways and new members to do this, so all of your ideas will be very welcome. Please come along to a meeting or contact me with any ideas.
All of the events we run wouldn’t be possible without the support of our parents, no matter how much time or help you can offer. It could be something as small as bringing in items for us to sell at fairs or cake sales, to giving some time to help out on one of the stalls at one of the fairs we run. Your help is gratefully received, no matter how big or small.
I look forward to hopefully meeting you soon!
Sara Dennis, PTA Chair