The PTA plays a key role in the life of the school. All parents automatically become member of the PTA when their child enters school. The PTA meets regularly and organises social and fund raising events.
What do we do?
The PTA aims to bring the school community together through social activities, with the emphasis on having fun, and at the same time raising funds so the school can provide items that it could not otherwise afford.
How do we raise money?
The majority of the PTA funds are raised through the Christmas and Summer Fayres.
The PTA recognises that a variety of events is key to building a strong PTA and that different events and activities will appeal to different people. The Committee would therefore like to hear your views on the kinds of events that you would be interested in attending or events which you would be willing to help organise.
How is the money raised spent?
Spending priorities are identified by the Headteacher and school staff, in consultation with the PTA Committee.
Recent items purchased from PTA funds include:
- ICT Suite donation of £10000 to help set up
- A Lighting and Sound System for the school hall
- The Adventure Playground
- 35 Samsung Tablets
In addition, the PTA supports school trips and other special events.
How Can You Help?
There are lots of ways you can help the PTA and support your child’s time at St Joseph’s. New members on the PTA Committee are of course always very welcome. However, any offers of help and support are gratefully received, the PTA Committee is always glad of a few extra helping hands, and any offers of assistance are much appreciated.
Take place at in the School. All parents are welcome to attend.
Chair – Vince Tierney
Vice Chair – Carmel Coen
Treasurer – Paul Spiby
Secretary – Amy Bibb
FY – Laura Taylor/Sarah Myers
Y1 – Sharon Meanley/Georgette
Y2 – Jo Knight/Nicola Kelly
Y3 – Carmel Coen/Anna Crowther
Y4 – Nikki Houghton-Thompson
Y5 – Clare Wiseman
Y6 – Jo Knight/Karin Brady
|PTA Newsletter Autumn 2020|
COVID 19 – PTA COMPETITION PAGE
During this time of uncertainty we have started a competition page for the children to send us their work – the PTA will be awarding prizes for the best entries in each competition.
DESIGN A ‘MEAL IN A BUCKET’ (Weeks 11 and 12)
For this week’s challenge, we asked you to send us a design showing the different things that you could grow in a container that could then be used as ingredients for a meal and we had some excellent entries!
Well done to Oscar (Y5) and Indi (Y6) for their winning entries!
PRAYER AREAS TO CELEBRATE OUR LADY (Weeks 9 and 10)
STORY TELLING VIDEO CHALLENGE (Weeks 7 and 8)
We are now onto our fourth competition and we have really enjoyed seeing all of your lovely entries.
This week’s competition is all about reading.
Can you record yourself reading part of your favourite story?
1 minute will be plenty.
You may want to use props to help, the more creative the better!
STORY JARS (Weeks 5 and 6)
We were extremely impressed by all of the story jars that were sent in – they were so creative and we can see that you put a lot of effort into creating them!
The winner of the KS1 Competition is: Mylo (FY) with his Lego-inspired jar.
The winner of the KS2 Competition is: Jessica (Y3) for her jar depicting ‘Around the world in 80 days’.
Here are some of the other amazing entries that we received:
RE QUIZZES (Weeks 3 and 4)
We hope the children have enjoyed the quizzes focusing on our Catholic Faith and Holy Week over the past 2 weeks
The Senior Leadership Team have drawn winners from all entries with each winner receiving a £25 gift voucher from the PTA when school reopens again :
KS2 Stations of the Cross winner – Jaydon Emmanuel.
KS2 Lent winner – Caoimhe Forker
KS1 Lent winner – Sophie Farrelly
CONGRATULATIONS to all who entered – we hope the quizzes helped you learn a little more about the events during Lent whilst we continue to be seperated.
We continue to pray for all affected by the pandemic
Rainbows for the NHS (weeks 1 and 2 )