Te Totara PTA
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I’D LIKE TO JOIN THE PTA BUT I DON’T HAVE TIME?
We hear this a lot from people. The PTA isn’t as much of a time commitment as you think. Meetings are approximately 1 hour long and are held roughly 8 times a year. A bit more time is required for event planning, but the events we are likely to hold over the next year will be smaller and won’t need large amounts of planning time.
WANT TO SEE YOUR FRIENDS ON A REGULAR BASIS?
Join the PTA with another school parent and you will be able to catch up with them on a more regular basis while organising fun and exciting fundraising activities for our school community.
WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?
Does your child like having a dry space to play in like the Galaxy on a wet day? They do. The PTA contributed funds when the artificial grass courts were covered.
Does your child like the playground by Matariki? Great. The PTA fundraised to provide this and also the shade sail overhead.
Do you like seeing the new memorial garden between the Staff Lounge and Orion block? Wonderful. The PTA provided the funds to the School to enable this to be developed.
Has your child played with the Lego Spike Education sets in their class? They have, awesome! The money they raised in the Spellathon last year funded these sets.
WHAT IS THE PTA?
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. It’s a group of parents and families associated with Te Totara whose aim it is to bring the school children and school community together, to fundraise and coordinate fun activities for the children and community.
DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?
No. The PTA requires a diverse range of skills. Some examples include:
Organisation and planning skills
Communication or written skills
Physical lifting or transporting purchases for events to the school.
All kinds of skills are welcome and needed to make the PTA successful. This helps share responsibilities and load across more people.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
You can take on an executive role, attend meetings as a committee member or help out at events, such as selling drinks at Disco’s, Ice-block Days or to help plan other fun fundraising events.
For all the latest PTA news, please see the weekly Te Totara Primary School newsletter.