St Joseph's Nelson PTA
Welcome to the St Joseph's School PTA webpage.
- Chairperson: Irene Firestone
- Treasurer: Jane Grenfell
- Secretary: Debbie Heaphy
The school PTA executive committee: Joanna Perrett, Debbie Heaphy, Sam Midgley, Ellie Salcin-Watts, Jane Mitchell, Alaina Potter, Jane Grenfell, Irene Firestone, Susheila Holer, Belinda Curtis, Chris Gladstone and Paula Schryvers.
Next PTA meeting;
Date to be confirmed.
What is St Joseph's PTA?
We are a group of parents, caregivers and teachers who are passionate about our school ensuring our children have wonderful memories of their days at St Joseph's School.
Memories as simple as starting the school day to a Jump Jam DVD, grooving at the PTA disco, a special Year 8 Leaver's assembly or a simple ice block at a sporting event. All PTA organised fundraising events make these possible.
The PTA also run the bi-annual School Gala as it's main fundraiser.
What is the role of the PTA at St Joseph's School?
The PTA at St Joseph's School is the fundraising and pastoral care group from the school community. Funds are raised by the community and made available to the school to cover the running of the school and general infrastructure projects that are not covered by government funding and also to benefit the school community through support of shows, school camps, IT equipment and other activities that create the school we are all proud to send our children to.
Our PTA does not have a conditional membership: if you are a parent and/or caregiver of a child at St Joseph's then you are already considered a member of our PTA.
The St Joseph's School PTA also operates the Class reps group, which is a Parent/Caregiver Support Group, whose aim is to initiate and run fun events and activities that otherwise wouldn't occur at the school. These are not must-haves but they are invaluable in helping to create a little bit of magic and engendering a sense of pride and belonging in the children and creating a great community. These are generally class group based activities and can be coffee mornings, group dinners or supporting families who have suffered a tragedy, illness or other unfortunate circumstance where a few pre-cooked dinners or home help will make a world of difference.
One of our most important aims is to continue to grow and nurture the great positive community spirit we have within the school and in our community.
What is your contribution?
Our parents/caregivers band together and show their passion for our school and our children, so we encourage every parent, caregiver, grandparent, and any other adult that plays a significant role in a child's life to contribute where they can. It is your involvement that will help your children, our school, and school community, continue to thrive.
We’d love to see you!
If you are interested in becoming actively involved in helping to plan or assist where you can with any of our initiatives, please come to the next PTA meeting. Everyone is always welcome and we are always looking for new fresh ideas.