St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School PTA
Who We Are
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a registered charity (no. 1152018) established to provide resources to enhance our children’s education and foster a sense of community spirit around St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School
It is made up of parent volunteers whose children attend St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School. All parents and carers automatically join the PTA when their child joins the school.
What We Do
The PTA exists to provide closer links between the home and the school and is an integral part of life at St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School.
We work with the school, families and the local community to provide better opportunities for all our children – both financially, through fundraising to supplement the school budget, and practically, by helping out with extra-curricular activities.
Our PTA events and activities across the school year range from Bike Rides, Fairs, Fun Runs and Bingo to smaller events such as Movie Nights and regular Cake Sales.
All money raised goes directly towards providing resources for the children, contributing towards a range of facilities from enhanced learning environments to improving our IT and technical facilities, plus subsiding sports provision and school trips.
Learn more and get involved
Every year, the PTA organises a variety of events to strengthen the local community and help fund much-needed amenities to our children’s school life.
Working within the government restrictions in place at the end of 2021, we relocated our traditional Christmas Fair outdoors to the playground. The al fresco environment allowed families to participate in a range of stalls from the Wheel of Fortune to Guess The Teacher and visit Father Christmas in his grotto. The Christmas Fair is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we were delighted to be able to get the community together at this special time of year after so long apart.
Our first “Wine and Paint” event in March was a fantastic evening held within the school by a local artist with some wonderful art work created by a number of the parents.
Prior to the Easter Break a Movie Night screening was held in the School Hall. It was great to see the children relaxing, enjoying hot dogs, popcorn and a sing along. Further “sequels” to Movie Night are planned for the Summer Term.
Funds raised through the PTA have enabled the school to offer the following during the 2021/2022 term so far:
- PE Lessons by NS Sport
- Specialist teacher training in phonics
- Secure storage for the school’s chromebooks
- Subscriptions to on-line teaching and learning resources
- Outdoor play equipment – Handballs, Balls, Skipping Ropes, Hula Hoops, Bean Bags, Skittles & Bats
Further events/information to follow:
- PTA Meetings
- Cake Sales
- Cheese & Wine Evening
- Curry & Quiz Night
- Movie Nights
- Queens Platinum Jubilee Street Party
- Beer & Wine Tasting Evening
- Theatre @ St Mary Mags
- Cycle to Paris
- Summer Fair
Regular meetings are held with parent volunteers and the school to plan, co-ordinate and deliver the PTA events and activities across the school year.
As a parent, you are automatically a member of the PTA. We want everyone to get involved if they wish and there are lots of ways you can help:
- Come to a PTA meeting – have a coffee and a chat
- Offer your expertise – for example, baking, accounting, graphic design, etc, etc.
- Give any ideas/feedback to the Class Reps or PTA Committee members in the playground.
- Run a stall at an event
- Bring family and friends to events and spread the word
The continued success of the PTA depends on the support of the parents, school and the local community. We never take anyone’s participation for granted. Every little bit helps and ensures that we can continue providing benefit to all of our children.
We always need volunteers to make the activities as successful as possible.
Attending and supporting our events is the primary way of contributing to the PTA, and means that fundraising can continue to be combined with strengthening our community and enjoying time together.
Please contact us at our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or catch us in the playground.