Parent Teacher Association


Photo of the library matThe PTA at our school is alive and kicking. Our aim is to add the extra touches to our children’s environment that will make their days more interesting and will extend their knowledge and experience. The PTA is a great opportunity for you to be involved in your children’s education in their formative years.

You need not attend meetings if you don’t have the time, but you can show your support by being part of a Helpers List that can be called on from time to time.

If you would like to be part of a Helpers List please contact the office on 298 5410 or your can fax them on 298 0739 or email to office@opaheke.school.nz to be included on the list.

We enhance and assist communication between the school and community.

If you would like to help please download the PTA Information form (acrobat reader required)

Objectives

  • To raise funds to carry out projects not directly funded by Board of Trustees, Ministry of Education or Government
  • To keep parents informed of events within the school
  • To provide a cross section of parents to initiate discussion on topics affecting our children and their education
  • To keep parents informed on curriculum changes and offer opportunity for feedback
  • To provide opportunities for Parent Education

Outcomes – Past projects include:

  • Senior Quad
  • Junior Playground
  • Computers for all classrooms
  • Contributions towards hall
  • Outside shades for Junior, Senior and Pool areas
  • Seating for children
  • Sports equipment
  • Pool Cover
  • Extensions and heating of swimming pool
  • Information Technology equipment

Discussion Topics/Programmes

  • Information Technology
  • Curriculum Evenings
  • Positive Parenting

Activities

  • Gala
  • Discos
  • Sports Evening
  • The school lunchroom is run by the PTA

Meetings

Our meetings are held in the School staffroom, usually on the third Wednesday of the month and always finish no later than 8.30pm.

Agenda includes

    • Principals Report
    • Teachers Spot
    • Board of Trustees Report
    • Financial Report
    • Speakers of Curriculum changes and interesting and relevant topics
    • Discussions on changes that could affect our children, their environment or their education
    • Annual Fundraising Programmes

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Remember PTA is a lot more than just fundraising. It is a total interest in the total child – education, health and welfare of the whole child, i.e. intellectually/academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually’, as well as being great for meeting other parents and teachers.

PTA Meeting Minutes