St Christopher’s PTA
Chair: Fiona Langley (Year 1)
Vice Chair: Tina Halls & Claudine Sustarich (Year 2)
Secretary: Heidi Benzing-Shears (Year 2)
Your school, your children, your PTA
At St Christopher’s, the PTA play an active role in the life of the school, and it’s all for the benefit of you and your children. Fundraising has resulted in some wonderful additions to school resources and enhancements to our environment. These have included the wonderful new wooden play equipment, large wooden sandpit, refurbishment of the bike area, Year 2 trip to Kidzania, Lego robot kits, wicker pods for Nursery children, ice creams at the panto, new stage lighting and so much more.
Putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising
A packed calendar of events not only raises funds but creates a sociable environment and close-knit parent community in our school. Coffee mornings (including our recent PTA Macmillan Coffee Morning) and monthly evening meetings, are well attended, lively, fun opportunities to catch up and meet other parents.
A little means a lot
We encourage as many of our parents as possible to get involved in the PTA. Aside from meetings and arranging the larger events, there are always opportunities to take on smaller, occasional tasks. Helping out now and again is fun, rewarding and a brilliant opportunity to meet other parents.
Summer Fair – from a traditional summer fair to a garden party and picnic, our summer event features stalls, games, face-painting, raffle and a wonderful country dancing display by the children.
Christmas Fair – after a very successful virtual Christmas Fair in 2020 we will have another virtual fair for 2021. The virtual fair is your one stop Christmas shop for seasonal gifts for family and friends. Not only is there plenty of shopping to be done, but lots of prizes to be won. Plus a magical treat for all children to enjoy.
Quiz night – a somewhat competitive quiz and lots of laughs. Whether it be held virtually or in the school hall it’s definitely a night to remember!
Movie night – children enjoy a real treat as they turn up on a Friday early evening in their PJs, with cuddly toys and cushions, to watch a movie with their friends and enjoy popcorn and a drink.
Children’s discos – a chance to put their groovy moves on show, our children’s discos held twice a year incorporate games, dance-offs and indoor bubbles.
Annual Ball – a glamorous event for the grown-ups featuring dinner, dance, photobooth and raffle this is a highlight in the calendar held in local, beautiful locations.
World Ocean Day – St Christopher’s takes huge pride in always developing new initiatives in how we can support the wider world and our ecosystems. This year we supported World Oceans Day and with the generous contributions raised from our families we were able to adopt a whale, a turtle a dolphin and a penguin one for each year group. Plus there were delicious ocean themed cupcakes for all children to enjoy, baked by our very creative parents.
Treat day – twice a year at the end of half term, volunteer bakers bring in cakes for the children to buy as a delicious treat.
Family photo days – professional photographers available for one day for high quality family shoots at excellent prices.
Second hand uniform sales – held every term, this is a fantastic opportunity to buy essential uniform items at less than 50% of the retail price, whilst raising some funds for the PTA. These sales are always well stocked with excellent quality items.
St Christopher’s memorabilia – The PTA have an extensive collection of St Christopher’s memorabilia ranging from St Christopher’s travel mugs to shoppers. There are opportunities throughout the year to purchase your children’s artwork whether it be on a Christmas card, tea towel, key ring or magnet. These precious items are treasured by families long after the children leave St Christopher’s.
At the end of half term a professional disco is hired and the first session is tailor made for the tiny dancers. Nursery, Pre-reception and Reception go first and enjoy the games as well as the dancing. Then Years 1 and 2 take to the dance floor in the 2nd session and we marvel at the energy and style on view as they dance the afternoon away.
PTA lunch at school!