Our PTA - Friends of The Marist

PTA Administrative update - Extraordinary General Meeting

It has recently come to our attention that the PTA has been operating under an outdated constitution (last revised in 1977). PTA UK (an organisation which supports PTAs across the country) has published a model constitution which we are proposing to adopt. A formal decision on the adoption of the new constitution shall be voted on at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the PTA on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 7.30pm in the Staff-room.

We shall also use the January meeting to update members on steps underway to update the Marist Catholic School PTA records currently held by the Charities Commission.

We are so lucky as a School to have an active, proactive and dedicated PTA Committee that coordinates fundraising and social events for the School community. The money raised by the PTA is all spent on providing additional resources and improving our learning environment for the direct benefit of every child in the school.

You can keep up to date with PTA events and news through the Marist Mail and half termly School Newsletters.

All of our parents are members of the PTA but we need your active support! The PTA meet each month and all parents are welcome. This year, meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm, in the staff room.  Arrive late or leave early, stay for whatever time you can manage.  Every little helps. 

The PTA raises vital funds for the school. This year they have financed the new garden areas and pond, playtime games and donated funds to each class for additional resources.

In the past year the main  events have included:

Quiz Night
Come on your own or make up a table with other parents. It is a great way to make new friends and is great fun (and the teachers always seem to lose!).

PTA Cake Sales
Parents are asked to donate cakes and the children asked to bring in a minimum of 20p up to a maximum of £1.00. They then have an opportunity to buy cakes to bring home at the end of the day. All monies are used to benefit the children. Any unsold cakes, after the children have attended are sold to parents at the end of the day. Helpers are always needed for this, to plate up the cakes and sell to the children. The children come in turn to buy the cakes after 2 pm. Reception are accompanied by the Year 6 children, who help them to choose their cakes and to find the correct money to pay. The children thoroughly enjoy this treat. They are allowed to eat one cake at the sale, but are encouraged to save others until home time.

Christmas Bazaar
A joint event with the Parish this is a good family event with lots going on and lots of stalls.

Second Hand uniform sales
A chance to buy second hand school uniform.

Pamper evenings
A chance for Mums to have a little pampering with professional providers and all profits going to the PTA.

Treasure Hunt
This is a sponsored fun event for the children run in school in the Summer Term. Lots of questions to answer and lots of fun!

Spring Ball
For the last four years the PTA has run a fantastic Spring Ball for parents at a local hotel – a really super evening and a great fundraiser!

Summer BBQ
A Friday evening event in the Summer term, it is a great fun family evening.

Ice Pops
During the latter half of the Summer term, on the hot days, ice pops are on sale, at the end of the day in the playground. This is run by the PTA and the children love them.