Greetings from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for Taney Parish Primary School. We would like to share some information with you about who we are and how we work. Our school was one of the first in the country to establish a PTA, over 50 years ago. We are a committee comprising ten parents, who serve a rolling three-year term, two teacher representatives and our school principal who is an ex officio member. New parent members are elected at the AGM held in the Summer term each year. The current committee is listed below and you can also read the PTA Constitution which was updated in 2014.
The PTA organises a series of fundraising events throughout the school year in order to support the purchase of equipment and resources for the classrooms and pupils. In the past, funds have been raised for computers, printers, ipads, library books, sports equipment, bicycle racks, school tours, art materials, teachers’ presents, medals and more, while we also engage in some charitable support.
In parallel, we organise meetings for new school parents, information nights and various other social occasions, while working closely with the volunteer sports committee, who arranges all of the sports for the school – we would encourage you to get involved and to support these various activities so that we can continue to foster this vibrant social and sporting scene at Taney.
In terms of keeping you up-to-date with news and events, we use email via the network of class reps, issue a newsletter/ezine each term and also post on this website. From our side, we meet a couple of times each term (in the evening) in order to plan events and we set up sub-committees where necessary.
If you have any ideas about other initiatives we could run or have any questions about our events, feel free to contact us. Please bear in mind that we do not represent parents when it comes to dealings with teachers or other school staff.
PTA Committee 2018/19
Chairperson: Caitriona Rothwell
Treasurer: Marion Allen
Secretary: Louise French
Teacher Reps: Judy Blain & Eve Gorman
Honorary Member: Mrs. Carpenter