What is the PTA?
The PTA (Parents Teachers Association) is a group of parents and teachers whose aim is to raise funds for the school to enrich the experience of the children at the school.
Benefits of the PTA
Our current fundraising is focused on funding the development of the new woodland area behind Kangaroos classroom. Excellent progress has been made so far but we are still some way from our fundraising target. If you wish to donate please visit our fundraising page. virginmoneygiving.com/fund/nethergreenwoodland
Benefits to the school:
Projects are decided upon each year by the Committee and Head Teacher.
The 2015/2016 funds were spent on the playground equipment and play trail
The 2016/2017 funds were spent on a sound system for the hall, playhouse, equipment for the sensory room
The 2017/2018 funds were spent on the further development of the sand pit and outdoor area outside Koalas classroom, woodland area and a new library area.
Other funds raised by the PTA each year supports school trips, activities in the school and visits from outside organisations. In Summer 2018 it supported the school's African Arts week.
Benefits to the children:
Fundraising for the school also brings the children together working towards a common goal and helps them take pride in what they can achieve if everyone works together. The school also helps fundraise for other charity events and it allows the children to hear about others who are in need and starts a conversation around helping others and being thankful.
Benefits to the parents and carers:
It allows parents to come together and discuss ideas, builds on peoples skills and gives people a chance to get to know each other - all while consuming tea and biscuits and cake! (there have to be some perks!)