Our group is called Christ Church Primary PTA. We're a lively group of volunteers, and we are a registered charity.
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. In addition, we provide those 'little extras' that make school memorable, such as Cinema trips, playground equipment, activity days, movie nights, Break the Rules days.
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. 1 hour of your time can give back a lot to the school.
The PTA is run by a committee who are all volunteers. We have a wider team of volunteers across the school that are invaluable help with fundraising. We might sound like an abstract group of people, but we're parents, carers, friends and allies – just like you.
Lastly, we’re here for the simple reason that we want to get together socially, meet new people and have fun!
Contacting us and getting involved
New parents are automatically members of the PTA when your child starts at the school. The more people become involved, the more we can achieve for the children.
Even if you have younger children at home, or only a small amount of time, could you come to a meeting, help set up an event, serve food or design a poster? Perhaps you have a professional skill you could help us out with?
You don't have to come into the school; many of our volunteering tasks can be done from home. Giving a little bit of time can make a big difference to the children. There is no commitment to the amount of time you can give. Everyone is welcome and hugely valued.
If you want to get in touch or get involved, please email us or look out for one of the committee members at school.
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We are an elected group of parent volunteers who help to drive the fundraising initiatives, work on projects to spend the PTA funds and work closely with the school on their requirements.
A Christmas Thank you!
Firstly, we’d like to give you all, the parent/carer community, a massive thank you for your support, especially over this festive period. Whether you volunteered, donated, helped (behind and in front of the scenes), bought tickets and/or spent money through the PTA, it all makes a huge difference to how we can move forward with exciting plans to benefit all the children.
Many thanks to our Treasurer, Glyn, for working out all the takings and expenses from our Christmas Fair. We are thrilled to announce that the event has made a profit of £7,211.50!
We’d also like to reiterate our gratitude to everyone, especially the class parent representatives, for pulling together an incredible array of Hamper prizes, which has raised £1,719 in raffle ticket sales. Mr Meehan drew the winning tickets last Friday. Congratulations to all the lucky recipients!
This, together with the wonderful kids’ Christmas Cards, Discos and ongoing sales through the Uniform Shop, has raised over £10.7K for the PTA this busy term! Extra thanks to Jo Hamblett, Sarah Geer, Lori Parkes and Vicky D’Silva for organising each of these.
We are so grateful for everyone’s ongoing support, not forgetting of course Mr Meehan and Mr Burkinshaw, the brilliant Teachers and fantastic Office staff.
We wish everyone a very happy and healthy Christmas and a brilliant start to the New Year.
With love and thanks,
Glyn, Becks, Cat, Sasha, Aysem and the whole PTA team.
What the PTA has Funded
We always try to respond when asked to help the school, and after the work is done, it’s so rewarding to see the children enjoy new resources and equipment provided by the PTA. Our recent projects include:
Redevelopment of the Infant Playground:
In 2019, we worked with the school to commission Wicksteed to provide the infant children with an exciting, all-weather play equipment area, transforming a boggy and underused area of the infant playground. The equipment is helping to keep the children active and healthy. It gives them a varied play setting and helps them to develop confidence and promotes social interaction.
New Nursery Climbing Frame and Mud Kitchen
In 2021 the old nursery climbing frame was condemned. We raised the funds through a school-wide sponsored climb and a crowdfunding effort. Some classes climbed enough steps to scale Everest! The climbing frame has proved to be another great success, helping the children improve their coordination, develop self-confidence, and learn through play.
Wilderness Pond Area
This is situated at the infant site but is used by all year groups. The PTA helped fund a cover for the pond so that children can use the wilderness space to explore and learn about the natural world.
Junior Playground – ‘Muddy Patch’
- Resurfacing area, all-weather surfacing
- Natural planting & Reclaimed/recycled materials
- Multi-functioning space
- Both Junior & Infant Sites
- Exploring options – Sails or Gazebo
Redevelopment of the School Field
The PTA is part of a working party of parents, governors and school staff who will lead the project. The project will help raise funds for the redevelopment of the field and changing pavilion.
If you would like to get involved in the working party please do contact us.
Wednesday 30th November - PTA Zoom meeting to discuss future spending
Please join us on Zoom on Wednesday, 30th November at 8pm. Dial in details have been sent via ParentMail. Everyone is welcome to attend.