Parent Teacher Association – Rōpū Mātua

The Wadestown School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a parent driven organisation with charitable status. By having a child at Wadestown School you automatically become a member.

The 2024 PTA team are as follows:

PTA Chair: Alice O’Styke 

PTA Secretary: Hayley Morrison

PTA Treasurer: Heidi Louden 

PTA Lead Class Coordinator: Anna Hewitt

PTA’s Role

The PTA’s roles are:
*  Helping the school to function as a community
*  Being an important link between the parents and the school
*  Organising fun social events
*  Fundraising for special projects
*  Helping to host special occasions
*  Organising assistance from parents for specific activities and rosters

PTA bank account number
For all payments to the PTA
12   3140   0348889   00

What does the PTA do

*  Arrange the classroom coordinators who provide a link between parents
*  Organise the school’s yearbook or Year 8 Leaver’s book
*  Assist with organising the school’s working bee
*  Provide afternoon and morning teas for the teachers at parent/teacher interviews and for the new parent information morning
*  Arrange school events like the annual Spellathon or Mathathon
*  Organise fun social events like the Beer Festival
*  Organise School Fundraisers. For example: children’s art calendars or tea towels

Meetings

PTA meetings are held approximately twice a term, usually in the evenings and our aim is for them to last no longer than 1 hour. Meeting time and venue is listed in the school calendar and school newsletters.

Meetings are open to everyone and your input is always welcome.  They are a great opportunity to hear what is happening at school and to meet other parents. If you come to meetings it doesn’t mean you will be given a job.

There is a small committee which consists of a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Classroom Coordinator organiser.

Classroom Co-ordinators’ Role

*  Welcome new families to the school
*  Provide a source of general information about school (e.g.  parking at both sites)
*  Organise events for parents and/or families to meet and catch-up

Current Class Co-ordinators:

Years 0-2 (Rooms 0, 1 and 3 at Weld St) Anna Hewitt and Hayley Nacey
Years 3-4 (Rooms 11 & 12) Emily Solsberg and Sarah Boyce
Years 5-6 (Rooms 4, 5, & 6) Heidi Louden and Kris Mayo

Years 7-8 (Rooms 13, 15 & 17) Laura Lopez and Amy Miller

PTA timetable for the year

Monday 17 June
Monday 12 August
Monday 9 September
Monday 4 November
Monday 2 December