We have a very active PTFA which is at the heart of the life of the school. The PTFA organises social events throughout the year, including annual favourites such as the Christmas parties, movie nights for the children and the summer beach barbecue. They are also very active in raising funds for the school.
A committee consisting of the headteacher, deputy head and up to ten parents, elected at the AGM each autumn runs the PTFA. Parents may serve on the committee for up to three years.
This year's committee:
Vicky Burtenshaw (Chair), Anna Coleman (Vice-Chair), Nadia Le Noury (Secretary), Andrew Sparks (Treasurer), Sam Bradley, Mike Robin, Odette Quintal, Agita Mollet, Emma Stafford-Bell, Lucy Mallett, Rosa Teixeira, Crissy Pereira, Amy Busher, Peter McGovern and Teresa Cable.
So we have reached that time of year where we need to recruit NEW PTFA MEMBERS!
The PTFA relies highly on the donations from local companies within our island to help raise much needed funds for the school.
This year sees Vicky, Nadia, Odette, Emma, Lucy, Agi & Sam at the end of their 3 Years of service on the PTFA .
The outgoing PTFA leave having achieved a remarkable amount for Notre Dame School
Over the past 3 years
We have redeveloped the old lunch room into a new multi function room with fully functioning cooking facilities & equipment.
Purchased tables & chairs for the school
Purchased a new sound system for our resident super star DJ Mike to use on site for school discos & movie nights
Purchased storages sheds for the juniors
Purchased Netball kits & staff hoodies
We have helped fund & develop the juniors garden
We reintroduced coffee afternoons at both schools
Added planters to the Infants playground
Purchased our very own commercial gas BBQ
Installed shading in the infants playground with fresh playground markings which should all be completed by October Half Term along with new mathematical themed markings at the juniors.
We ended the school term on a high with regards to the ticket sales of the Grand Summer Raffle & Beach BBQ.
It raised our best figure yet of £5,111.
We were very lucky to gain some superb prizes. Thanks to all the parents & friends of Notre Dame for selling & buying our raffle tickets & attending the BBQ.
Finally we leave having secured some extra outside space at the Infants school.
I'm Extremely proud of what this PTFA has accomplished within our time. Also we would like to express our gratitude to Mike for his work, assistance and unreserved commitment to the PTFA and its projects
We have all made new friends along the way & have received a great sense of enjoyment in all our activities.
We have helped make positive changes that benefit all the children
We would like to wish Andrew, Anna, Amy, Crissy & Rosa the best of luck as the future committee members & fund raisers.
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for the generosity and contributions we have received. The generous support of individuals & companies makes it possible for so much to be achieved and helps show the children a good sense of community spirit.
If you would like to raise a glass to members of the PTFA join us at the AGM on Tuesday 9th October 7pm in the infants library.
The next PTFA Events are
AGM on Tuesday 9th October 2018 7pm
The Infants Library
19th October Infant Movie night 3.00 - 5.15pm
The Infants Hall
£5.00 Per child hotdogs, popcorn, drink & ice lolly will be served & no extra cash is needed.
Strict collection from the hall only.
9th November Junior Movie Night 3.15-5.30pm
The Infants Hall
£5.00 Per child entrance fee. Hotdogs, popcorn, drink & ice lolly will be served all included in the entrance fee
The children will be walked to the infants hall by the school & the PTFA
Friday 14th December Infants Disco 3.00-5.15pm
Junior Disco 30th November Time to be decided
Thursday 20th December Infants & Juniors Christmas Lunch
within school hours