Welcome to the PTA! We are an active group of parents and carers who run social and fundraising events to provide our children with some great opportunities and support our school community. Some great things we have funded in the past include a Christmas pantomime, new laptops for the school, playground equipment, musical instruments, educational virtual reality experiences for the children and more.
All members of the school community are automatically members of the PTA! This includes parents, grandparents, carers, the teaching staff, school management and office, and pupils.
What is our PTA all about?
We share a common goal, working together to strengthen our community and support the pupils of St Mary’s Hare Park School. We do this via range of child orientated and fundraising social events across the year. The PTA does this by:
- welcoming new families and helping you get to know people at the school, from the headteacher and teachers, to other parents
- helping parents to understand how things in the school work.
- supporting school events such as sports day
- hosting coffee mornings, social events and workshops for parents
- conducting fundraising events and more!
How is the PTA run?
The PTA is overseen by a board. This meets regularly and coordinates all PTA activities, which involves liaising with staff, parents and class representatives. There are regular PTA meetings for all to attend and events and activities you can get involved in.
We put all our news and events up on Classlist. It’s a free, safe, secure online community for us all where you can post questions and message other parents in your child’s class or year group. It’s really useful for tracking down lost jumpers, organising playdates, messaging parents, checking on homework and more!
To sign up and join our Classlist you can do so from here Join Classlist
Each class also has a class representative who liaises between the classes and the PTA, keep parents informed about fundraising events and asks for volunteers to help with those events.
How can I get involved?
Any help you can provide is very much appreciated, and in return you'll receive a huge sense of satisfaction and most likely a new group of friends. On top of that, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that when parents are engaged in a school, a child's attainment is improved; so could there be a more compelling reason to get involved?
Second Hand Uniform Sale
The PTA run an online second hand uniform shop which you can access through our PTA Classlist website. All items are in excellent condition, and lovingly laundered by the PTA. You can order anytime of the day or night and collect it from the school. It's a great way to re-use clothes , raise funds and help save the environment.