Welcome to the Holy Trinity PTA Page!
Who are we and what do we do?
We are a small group of parents and teachers who meet approximately once a month to plan and organise fun events and activities which raise funds that are used within the school to benefit the children. We also discuss how to allocate the funds raised following requests received from the school.
We are a very informal group and membership changes every year, but we do have a committee that ensures everything runs smoothly – the current members of this are:
Chairman: Suzannah Stott, parent of Lucas (Y2) and Harriett (Reception)
Vice-Chairman: Lucy Pierce, parent of Cara (Y4) and Megan (Y1)
Secretary: Jo Askey, parent of Sophie (Y5) and Jessica (Y3)
Treasurer: Hannah Furlong , parent of Amelia (Reception)
How much money do we raise and what does it get spent on?
In the 2018/19 school year, the PTA had a very successful year of fundraising and we finished with an overall profit of over £10,000 once all costs had been deducted.
Some of the most profitable events were the Christmas Fair, Summer fayre, Holy Trinity’s Got Talent and the school disco.
Other fundraising activities included:
- Parents’ Quiz Night
- Film night
- Reception Tea Towels
- Christmas Cards/Gifts
- Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gift events
The funds we raise are for extra items for the children and the more we raise the more we can provide for the school. We are always open to new fundraising suggestions and ideas from teachers and parents. Please see details below of how you can get involved.
Examples of what some of the funds have been spent on over the last year
- Library canopy
- Year 1 role play
- Gardening club
- SEN reading books
- Easter eggs
- DT bench
- Leavers books for Year 6
- Whole school end of year event – Get me out of here day!
If you have any suggestions on what future funds could be spent on please let the PTA know (see details below)
What you can do to help
Get Involved! We are a small group and would welcome new members and/or suggestions so please consider coming along to a meeting (see the school calendar for date) or be a class rep or an event volunteer or send a suggestion for an event through to the link below.
Volunteer for Events. All of the PTA events need adult helpers to work – from helping in the planning of events to manning a stall for a fayre or disco for an hour. The more volunteers we get, the more events we can run and the more money we can make for the school.
Make suggestions. Even if you can’t make a meeting or volunteer to help at an event, you might have a really good idea for fundraising or where the money could be spent – please feel free to send this through either to the PTA email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by using the suggestion box below.
Spring term events
Inspirational People event Friday 20th March 2020
All the children will be making a personal gift for someone who they think is inspirational. They will have the opportunity to decorate and write a personal message on a wooden laser-cut heart which will be a small decoration for the home. The hearts will be ready for the children to bring home on Friday 20th March.
This event is being funded by the PTA so there is no obligatory cost. However, if you’d like to make a voluntary donation to the PTA that would be very much appreciated. A suggested donation is £2 per child. Please send donations (cash or cheque payable to PTA Holy Trinity) to school in an envelope marked ‘PTA Inspirational people event’ by Friday 20th March.
Bags2school collection 5th May
Please save the date. Details of suitable items to donate will be posted on here soon.
The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th March at 8pm at school. Please note this is a change in the date and time previously advertised.
We are moving all our transactions for events to an online system called Plan Social (also known as PTA social):
- To share details for all future events, e.g the Christmas Fayre, Holy Trinity’s Got Talent, Mothers’ Day event
- For parents to register their child/children for these events and make online payments
- To issue automatic confirmation that the registration / payment has been received
- To post up jobs that need to be done in the organisation and running of the events, allowing parents to volunteer to help
- To share information on how the money raised has been used by the school and what we’re raising money for
We will require all parents to register on our Plan Social site as we move to a cashless process, in line with our school’s move to going cashless this year.
Please follow the link below to register yourself and your partner / other carer. The PTA will review and approve each request and then you will have access to the site.
In the ‘relationship to school’ box, please follow the following format:
‘Parent – [child’s class]’
eg. ‘Parent – 2J’ or ‘Parent – RW & 2J’ if you have more than one child at the school
The PTA need your help! If you shop online, please could you sign up to easyfundraising to support Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Cookridge?
It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,500 well known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you.
We want to raise as much as possible for school funds, so please visit our easyfundraising page at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/holytrinityprimarycookridge/ and click ‘support us’.
Active Inspire Handsets
Nativity costumes and backdrop
New Playground Equiptment
New school iPads
Whole school circus day