An introduction and welcome to Waterlea Parent/Teacher Association (PTA)

Welcome to Waterlea School. As a parent at Waterlea, you will be interested to know how you can contribute to your child’s education and help out whenever you can, by becoming involved with the PTA.

The PTA is a group of interested parents and teachers who take responsibility for organising various activities to support the School. These activities include:

  1. Community events which include our school festival held bi-annually, family (whanau) days, quiz nights and other activities which promote our community and family spirit
  2. Support activities for the school such as helping out at the Year 6 dine ‘n dance, funding for additional school activities such as bus transport for excursions
  3. Fundraising activities including sausage sizzles, mufti days, family photos, children’s art calendars, entertainment book sales, Yummy stickers

The PTA raises funds which are used to provide resources for the school which are not covered by other school funding. Funds raised over the last few years have been used for ICT equipment such as interactive whiteboard technology for classrooms, our fabulous new pagoda over the junior classes, the astroturf, the middle school playground, transport for school excursions, safety matting for our outdoor play equipment, uniforms for sports teams and sports equipment through the Yummy Sticker campaign.

The PTA also plays a key role in keeping parents informed and involving parents in supporting their children at the school. The PTA offers a great opportunity for both teachers and parents to enjoy a better understanding of each other. Everyone is welcome and any level of contribution is always appreciated.

Meetings are generally held once a month, dates and times are normally set at our first meeting at the beginning of the school year. Please check the calendar in the weekly school newsletter, Waterlea Weekly, each week for dates. If you are interested in being a part of the PTA or would like to know more, please contact any of the following PTA members by email on  or check out the waterleapta facebook page,.

Chair:  Gee Taylor,  Treasurer: Debbie Van Leeuwen, Secretary: Jody Bennett

Members: Celia Thompson| Amy Gola |Karen Dunlop |Selena Dixon |Kristelle Peterson |Marisa Jobst |Miriam Drake 

Remember, your child’s education is important and with your support – together with the school, BOT and PTA – we all have the common goal of achieving the best for our children at Waterlea. It’s also a fun and rewarding way of getting to know other parents and teachers at the school who share the same passion.

Come on – give it a go and help support your school!