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; one way you can help out is by becoming involved with the PTA.

The PTA is a group of interested parents and teachers who take responsibility for organising various fundraising or community spirit activities to support the School.

The PTA raises funds which are used to provide resources for the school that are not covered by other Ministry of Education school funding. Funds raised in the past have been used for ICT equipment such as interactive whiteboard technology for classrooms, our pagoda over the junior classes, the astroturf, middle and junior school playgrounds, transport for school excursions, safety matting for our outdoor play equipment, uniforms for sports teams and sports equipment through the annual Yummy Sticker campaign.

Our current project is to raise funds to meet the standards of ‘weather-tightness’ for the roof for the David Lange Hall. The Board of Trustees and Ministry of Education have been working on this huge project over the last few years and now require our help for the last financial push. The PTA have pledged to support the school by raising $50,000 toward the project before the end of 2023.

As well as our fundraising efforts, the PTA also play 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 to join and attend our meetings 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 the PTA by emailing

Chair:  Selena Dixon

Vice-Chair: Rebekah Hoeft

Treasurer: Chloe Allan

Secretary: Stacy Adler

Members: Anzette Nannepaga, Leanne Hokke, Rachel Gunning, Signe Rattray, Tin To

Remember, together with the school, Board of Trustees and PTA – we all have the common goal of achieving the best for the tamariki at Waterlea. Joining the PTA is 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!