What is the PTA?
The PTA is a voluntary organisation that plays an important role in planning, promoting, and organising events and activities associated with the social, sporting, cultural, and educational life of the school community and working to create and build a sense of community within the school. These activities may or may not raise funds to contribute to the school community or charitable causes.
Who can belong to the PTA?
Membership of the PTA comprises all parents of current pupils and all members of the teaching staff at ISB and all are welcome to the monthly meetings held the first and last Monday of every month from 7.30-8.30 pm.
Why do we have a PTA?
- Develop a community: opportunity to meet parents and teachers
- Support and work in partnership with the Principals and staff
- Fund-raising and purchasing of items for school e.g. cameras, shade clothes, library books
- Promote interaction between home and school, parents & teachers
- Create a forum for discussion
- Planning and organising of fun social events
- Great to add to your Curriculum Vitae
Some of the past PTA activities and fundraising purchases: movie nights, car boot sales, family fun days, sponsor of Graduation evenings (photographer, DJ, flowers), resources for both libraries, data projector, digital cameras, shades for the kindergarten area, Hari Raya & Christmas gifts, equipment for the nurse and many more.
How the PTA works?
The PTA meets on a monthly basis where both parents and teachers are encouraged to raise suggestions and ideas, and discuss activities that can benefit the children, school and community.
Who runs the PTA?
A committee manages the PTA where members are elected at each AGM. The committee comprises of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
How can you contribute to your PTA?
You can contribute by bringing your passion and ideas to the monthly meetings.
- Any good ideas for fundraising activities?
- Do you own or work for a company who may be willing to sponsor fundraising projects large or small or contribute any services for these events?
- Can you help at any of the organised events?
Parents and carers are busy people with a range of competing demands on our time. You can choose to contribute in whatever way best suits your particular circumstance. It can be in an ongoing way such as becoming a member of the PTA Committee, sub-committees, class representatives, by helping plan a PTA event or by making a once off commitment such as helping out at a Fun day or cooking for the BBQ at the Car Boot sale!
Why should you join the PTA?
The PTA is an invaluable resource in providing your children and their school with the means to having a healthy and enjoyable education.
There is consistent, positive evidence that when parents are involved in their child's school there are very positive outcomes for children, parents, schools and the broader community.
Come and join the PTA, and be part of a pro-active contribution in your children's schooling experience.
Parents wishing to find out more about the PTA can contact us at BjSheehy@hotmail.com, or attend our monthly meeting on the last Mondayof the month (during the school term), or fill in a contact details form at the Main Office's reception.
Who is on the committee in 2013?
PTA Committee Duties & Reponsibilities
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ISB PTA Meeting Dates for 2013
Venue: Secondary Staff Room
Time: 7.30 - 8.30 pm
Feb 25, 2013
April 1, 2013
May 13, 2013
PTA Events: Car Boot Sale April 2013
The PTA had its car boot sale a few Sundays ago in the carpark at the front of school and every parking space was full up. Lots of buying and selling had started by 5:30am even though the gates were not unlocked until 6am and the BBQ wheeled out and lit.
Around 50 volunteers who were parents, teachers and students, worked hard for up to 6 hours (but mostly one hour) to make sure everything ran smoothly and people enjoyed the morning’s trading opportunities.
Unfortunately, the rain came on quite heavily about 9am and many stalls had to be packed away, thus the PTA burger profits were lower than normal. However, many stall holders and customers returned with the sun and stayed for the duration, wondering where the lovely makan had gone.
Thanks again to everyone who made it a great success, see you again at the next car boot sale, Jane Sheehy PTA