What is the PTA?
St. John’s School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is run by a group of parents who have children at the School.
Its aims are to:
Raise funds for the school to help provide additional classroom and playground resources.
Run social events for parents and children.
Help the school offer additional opportunities to the children e.g. by paying for drama workshops, fun activities and school plays etc.
The aim is that all events and activity contribute to the family feel that we have here at St. Johns School.
Watch out for notices that go up on the PTA Board in the main playground and for emails and newsletters that are sent out from the School.
Every event needs help so if you can, please offer but, just as importantly, they need support so please attend. We try to make events good value and great fun whilst raising money.
What does the PTA do?
Every term is different but we try to run an event for the children, something for the parents and something involving the wider community each term.
In 2019 we have plans for Pancake Day, Cake sales, a Bunny Fun Run, a Spring and Christmas Fair and a Summer Social event to name but a few….
We work closely with the Class Reps to spread the word about our events so please ask them if you need information. There is also a list of current PTA team members on the PTA Playground Noticeboard – just ask us if you need.
Raising money for our children
Funds raised by the PTA and parents have been used for many things at the School:
||Interactive whiteboards for each of the classrooms. Replacement of equipment in the outside areas, including a mud kitchen, tricycles and outside learning resources.
||Overhead projector, screen and sound system installed in the hall.
||Purchase of IT equipment - new teacher laptops and tablets for classroom use, colourful new playground markings.
||New computers purchased and provision of resources for Phase 2 of
new on-site field.
||Purchasing of new computers throughout the school.
||“Revamping” pond area into an on-site playing field.
||Bluebell Cottage Refurbishment of outside equipment “No mow” grass
||This was a big year for fundraising to support the building project of an
extra classroom for the children, a new staff room, refurbished kitchen and admin office.