Chair: Anna Elliott
Vice-Chair: Sam Powell
Treasurer: David Harriman
Secretary: Alix Fry
Class Reps: 2017-2018
|Jessica Faircloth||Anna Kemp||Emma Waite|
|Lindsay Farr||Rebecca Stevens||Simona Coulston|
|Nikki West||Rachel Thum||Nanda Kala|
|Janet Elliot||Ruth Hewines|
Hello and welcome to the PTA page.
As a parent of a child attending St Andrew's automatically become a member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA works to encourage closer links between home and school, organise social events for both parents and pupils, and raise money for our lovely school. We welcome all participation – from baking cakes, manning stalls, coming up with new fundraising ideas or just shouting announcements in the playground - there's always room for more volunteers!
We organise events throughout the year for parents and children. In the last academic year (2016/17) our PTA raised £20,000, with an overall profit of £13,000 – an incredible amount for a small school. The money we raise is for those little – and sometimes big! - extra things that help make learning fascinating and fun. Thank you to everyone who organised and attended our events, and with your help we hope to raise a similar amount this year.
This year, £1,300 of the money raised this year will be allocated to visualisers.
From our fund the school has spent £10,000 on installing a trim trail in the bottom playground in 2016-2017.
£13,000 was spent on play and learning equipment, a sound recorder and headphones, 2 urns, a Santa outfit, visit to a local fish restaurant, blinds for the hall and classroom touch screens and a mobile app for parents.
HOW WE FUNDRAISE
Our three main fundraising events are the Spring Fayre and Christmas Fayre which together brought in almost £6,000 last year, and the Farnham Charity Bike Ride for which we will receive £10,000.
We are especially proud of our on-going relationship with Farnham Round Table, our partner in organising the Farnham Charity Bike Ride. It is our biggest single fundraiser and in 2016 raised £6,000 for the school – in just one day! The event also supports other local and national charities.
The Farnham Charity Bike Ride was established by St. Andrew’s parents in 2009, and has grown each year to become a fantastic community event, which attracts cyclists from across the region. In 2017 there were 1475 registered riders of all ages and abilities (the biggest ride yet!). In the lead up to the event St. Andrew’s parents attend meetings with Farnham Round Table to discuss and organise logistics, which include online registration, liaison with the event sponsors, route planning and publicity.
On the day St. Andrew’s parents and teachers help out with marshalling the route, rider registration, or help out at the refreshment stops. Or you can take part! Get on your bike, maybe set up a cycling team with friends, and support St. Andrew’s through sponsorship.
If you would like to get involved with 2018’s event (Sunday 8th July) then we would love to hear from you. You can also keep up to date with details via the event’s website http://www.farnhambikeride.org.uk/
You can LIKE their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FarnhamCharityBikeRide
And follow them on Twitter! @farnhambikeride
Last year our other fundraising activities included the school’s Sponsored Bounce (which raised £1,800!), second hand uniform sales, ice-cream sales and the Bag2School scheme, which encourages parents to recycle their unwanted clothes and textiles.
The PTA also help out in putting together the school’s float for the Farnham Carnival.
The St Andrew’s team have been very successful over the past few years and we are looking for parents to get involved in creating 2018’s entry, the carnival will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018.
EVENTS FOR 2017-2018
Coffee Morning - Friday 29th September 2017
Whole School Cake Sale - Harvest Assembly - 6th October 2017
Allotment Ground Force Day - 8th October 2017
Farnham Fireworks - 4th November 2017
Kingfisher Cake Sale - St. Andrew's Assembly - 10th November 2017
Real Ale Train trip - 18th November 2017
Quiz Night - 30th November 2017
Bag2School - 1st December 2017
Christmas Mufti Day - 8th December 2017
Christmas Fayre - 9th December 2017
Christmas Play - 13th December 2017
Christmas Play - 14th December 2017
Childrens' Pizza & Film Night - 26th January 2018
Owl Cake Sale - Mother's Day Assembly - 9th March 2018
Sponsored Bounce - 16th March 2018
Robin Cake Sale - Easter Service - 28th March 2018
Spring Fair - 12th May 2018
Bag2School - 8th June 2018
Camping Weekend - 8th-10th June 2018
Farnham Carnival - Sat 30th June 2018
****Farnham Charity Bike Ride - Sun 8th July 2018****
Summer Party - 14th July 2018
Year 2 Leavers' Assembly - 18th July 2018
To get in touch with the PTA or if you have any great fundraising ideas, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact us in the playground or via email@example.com