Families & Friends

The Families & Friends Committee for 2016-2017

  • Co-Chairs: Ellie Morris and Michaela Fry
  • Vice Chair: Wivian Logassi
  • Treasure: Jan Atkins
  • Secretary: Sarah Eve

The St. Marys PTA, Families and Friends, work hard to support the school and as a result of our events throughout the year, we raise significant amounts of additional funding. Money helps to provide a wide range of opportunities for all of the pupils and the Christmas and Summer Fairs are our most popular events! With continued support from parents and teachers we have been able to provide the school with many items on their 'wish list'.

Over recent years, fundraising by the Families and Friends has provided £6,000 which has been used for new staging for productions and performances, new school murals that have brightened up the hall and library area and an annual school pantomime which we know all the children really enjoy watching. Other items which we have funded have included over £1500 of additional class funds, playground equipment, dictionaries, and the Year 6 leavers hoodies.

The school provide the F&F with a suggested 'wish list' that all the children will benefit from. With our donations, the school have modernised and improved the Library area and bookstock in order to encourage reading.  Last year we also funded improvements to the outdoor learning environment for the Early Years by purchasing a range of natural resources which will help the children develop their gross and fine motor skills. A new wildlife project took place which transformed the wildlife and pond area. A range of new percussion instruments were also purchased.

A huge thank you to the 2015-2016 committee: Joint Chairs - Charlotte Maxwell and Dawn Coller, Secretary - Sarah Eve, Treasurer - Fiona Martin.

This year we have funded Matheletics, an online Maths resource, for the school and purchased additional reading books for Key Stage 2 interventions. At the moment we are working on building vegetable beds for each class...

We hope to have given you an insight into why it is so important that all of our parents and extended family continue to support our PTA. Everyone is welcome to get involved! See below for our upcoming events. If you wish to help out in any way with the events please let your class rep know, alternatively you can email stmarysfundraising@outlook.com. Thanks again for your continued support.

Class Reps 2016-17

Kiwi Class            – Tracy Robins and Suzie Campos

Cherry Class       – Karen Alder and Christina Gowing

Lemon Class      – Nicola Went

Orange Class    – Julie Woodhams

Blueberry Class  – Hannah McAlpine

Apricot Class     – Sarah Eve

Strawberry Class - Vacant

Mango Class      - Claire Windsor

Pineapple Class   Claire Anderson