What is the PTA?
Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) group, is an organisation of parents and staff. Our role is to encourage closer links between home and school. Whilst our PTA group is best known for our fundraising work, we also have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together and build friendships, chat and discuss different aspects of school.
How to get involved
There are many different ways you can help with the PTA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.
Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g. running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support PTA events by simply turning up to our meetings.
Our meetings are usually great fun and there's always laughter when we get together to prepare events:
Here are some of the successful events we run in school:
Eid Parties with performers
Tea and Cake - Come and meet us events
The Easter Hamper Raffle
Aleemuddin was our lucky raffle winner, winning this fabulous Easter hamper with an Easter egg, a mug, a teddy and some extra hidden treats! Well done Aleemuddin!
Here you can see some of the items the PTA have purchased to enhance the curriculum here at St. Philip's CE Primary School.
A small group of our PTA members are presenting new bikes and scooters to the children in class Pendle.
The children in KS2 were very excited when a full class set of glokenspiels were purchased to enhance their music curriculum.
The children in EYFS use the drumsticks we purchased regularly in music to help them understand and keep the pulse.
We bought a class set of ocarinas for Year 2 children.
To enhance the school's history and geography curriculum, we purchased: Beebot maps, Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Roman coins, a selection of Victorian toys (see below) and we also payed for a years subscription to the Lancashire Loan team so each class can see a range of artefacts linked to the period of time they are studying.