Welcome to the Matakana School PTA webpage.
President - Caroline Searle
Treasurer - Melissa Crawford
Secretary - Megan Ellis
Committee - Delle Haye, Stephanie Roberts, Andrea Turnbull & Tiffany Hubbard
What is Matakana School PTA?
We are a group of parents and teachers who are passionate about our school ensuring our children have wonderful memories of their days at Matakana School.
Memories as simple as starting the school day to a Jump Jam DVD, grooving at the PTA disco, a special Year 6 Leaver's t-shirt or a simple ice block at a sporting event. All PTA organised fundraising events make these possible.
What is the role of the PTA at Matakana School?
Unlike some other schools, the PTA at Matakana School is not our major fundraising group. Any funds required over and above our government funding to cover the running of the school and general infrastructure projects are raised and managed by the BOT Fundraising committee (Community Relations and Fundraising Subcommittee). All the funds raised from our events are reinvested to fund PTA initiatives. Our PTA does not have a conditional membership: if you are a parent of a child at Matakana then you are already considered a member of our PTA. The Matakana School PTA is rather 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. They also present all the school families with an opportunity to get involved in the school community at whatever level they are able.
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. Some of the initiatives that achieve this are our Welcome Morning Tea held every term for new families arriving at the school. And when we have events in the wider community a positive offshoot of this is that the school profile is heightened when people see our school running yet another successful event with an enthusiastic and motivated team of parents, staff and students.
What is your contribution?
Our parents/caregivers band together and show their passion for our school and our children, so we encourage every parent, 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.
For more information about the PTA contact the team care of firstname.lastname@example.org or at the school office.