Hello from the PTA!
The PTA is an association of parents/carers and staff that aims to further the education of the pupils through fundraising and hosting events and activities. All parents and carers are automatically members of the PTA, and everyone is welcome at our meetings and events.
The PTA is a registered charity #1122857 and currently has a Committee of 9 parents who oversee the running of the association, but meetings can be attended by anyone.
We meet roughly every 6-8 weeks on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings, currently via Zoom. Meetings are informal and a great way to get to know parents outside your own year group while doing something worthwhile for the school.
Our AGM is held in November each year, when a new Committee will be elected.
We organise a number of events aimed at children, parents, families and the local community. Prior to the Covid-19 restrictions these included a summer and Christmas fair, discos and magic shows for the pupils, adult comedy nights, and an annual family quiz night.
We have had to think more creatively during the Pandemic as we have sadly not been able to hold any in-person events since early 2020. But we have still organised fun activities and competitions for the children at Halloween, Christmas and Easter, held a virtual Wreath Making Workshop, a Family Quiz and a local history trail – the Historical Orpington Detective's Trail
In May 2021, our popular Peckish @ Perry Hall Food and Gardening Fair went virtual! More information can be found here.
While fundraising is obviously a key objective, we are also clear that our events exist to bring the school community together, to enable us to get to know each other better and to add to the children and their families amazing lasting memories of their time at Perry Hall.
If you have any questions about the PTA, fundraising ideas or want to get involved please look out for us at the school gates, or drop us an email at email@example.com!
The PTA Committee 2020/21
Co-Chairs: Deb Cunnane and Jane McEwan
Secretary: Rachel Clarke
Co-Treasurers: Sue Bridger and Claire Rickards
Trustees: Alison Franks, Nathan Pearce, Kiran Paknikar and Zoe Mason