Hello and welcome to St. Nicholas and St. Laurence Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA).
Our PTFA is an independent registered charity, run by volunteer parents, carers and friends.
The purpose of the PTFA is to make your child’s time at school even more enjoyable. We support the school by raising funds to pay for curriculum enhancing equipment and experiences for the children. We organise events and activities for them (and you!) to enjoy. We really value any help you can give us to organise these activities or by attending the events we put on.
As a parent or carer at the school you are automatically a member of the PTFA. With hundreds of members, the PTFA requires a Committee to run. The Committee are responsible for the running of the charity and decide which school projects to support with funding. The 2019-2020 Committee consists of the Chair (Kim McDonald) joint Vice Chairs (Beverley Day and Laura Avant) Treasurer (Melanie Brind) and joint Secretaries (Ellen Jacobs and Becky Hawker).
Chair – Kim Macdonald
Vice Chair – Beverley Day / Laura Avant
Treasurer – Melanie Hart
Secretary – Ellen Jacobs / Becky Hawker
We would love to hear from you with ideas, or suggestions, for raising or spending money. If you have any particular skill or contacts please let us know. We have some parents who can donate food for the fetes, some who can acquire raffle prizes, and some who can face paint, the possibilities are endless and I am sure we will be able to use any and all of your skills.
We hold meetings approximately 5 times a year depending on what is going on. The AGM is the first meeting where we vote in the new committee, have a breakdown of the finances and plan next years events.
You can contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Group – search “St Nicholas & St Laurence PTFA’, where all the events are posted. You can also find out what we are doing by following us here, on this website. We have 3 notice boards around the school, which we try to keep up to date so please check those out for any upcoming events.
I look forward to working with you all to help make our children’s school experience even more fun.