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:
- Community events which include our school gala held bi-annually, family (whanau) days, garage sales and other activities which promote our community and family spirit
- Support activities for the school such as providing dinner for teachers at the student led conferences, helping out at the Year 6 dine ‘n dance, funding for additional school activities such as bus transport for excursions
- Fundraising activities including 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 art and music room, 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 2013/14 PTA officers by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Corrine Cameron
Members: Celia Thompson | Amy Gola |Gee Taylor |Jody Bennett | Wendy Marshall |Karen Askew |
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!