Parent Teacher Association
Welcome to the Governors Bay School PTA
We are a sociable group of parents that work alongside the teachers and Board of Trustees to help support the unique and fantastic learning environment that is Governors Bay School. We are a small school with a diverse community and like to think that every parent within the school community is an informal member of the PTA. So, feel free to come to our meetings, and participate as and when you are available. We meet monthly during term time, usually on a Tuesday evening at the school.
Our purpose is to support the school via social events and fundraising efforts. We work with the Principal and Board to ensure funds we raise are targeted towards areas that enhance the school environment or learning experience for our children. In the past couple of years we have contributed to the upgrade of the sand-pit play area, additional over and above resources for the Margaret Mahy Library refurbishment, and we fund the year 8 leavers gift. The sports shed received $3,500 of PTA funding to purchase sporting equipment for all ages at the end of 2017.
In November 2017, with the support of the community and parents, we successfully raised $11,500 through our Governors Bay House and Garden Tour. This money is going towards the enhancement of the school outdoor environment which will undergo big changes with the school renovations in 2018.
We also provide many social events throughout the year which are not always about raising funds, but opportunities for children and families to come together and have some fun – the School Disco, Pizza, PJ and Movie Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Hullabaloo, and Splish Splash Bash to name a few. The PTA also organise and manage the Friday school lunch programme, second hand uniform sales and have had several parent working bees.
We are a friendly, social bunch who welcome new members and fresh ideas - get in touch with one of us to find out more.
Felicity Robertson – PTA Chairperson ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 773 946 )
Belinda Rendell – Secretary ( email@example.com or 027 3456 025 )
Judy Cooke, Principal - Teacher Representative
Members: Wendy Foster, Katie Lucas, Kim Whittaker, Chrissy McKellar, Jen Arnold