The PTA held a wonderful breakfast thank you for the Canonbury staff on Wednesday February 13th. The spread was worthy of a five star hotel and staff were really moved at the effort taken to thank them.
Staff at Canonbury have always supported events such as the Quiz Night, Barn Dances, Fireworks events and Summer and Christmas Fairs, but this was the first time that the PTA had expressed their recognition in this way and it was sincerely appreciated. Canonbury is a lovely school with a great community feel and this was truly reflected in this unique token of appreciation. The staff want to thank all of those who worked to put this together.
We are an organisation made up of every parent and carer at the school. You are all automatically a member. Our aim is not only to raise funds for the school but also to help foster a community spirit via organised social events. Typical events include fireworks night, Christmas fairs, Summer fairs (all of which are great fun) and the weekly cake stall on Friday afternoons. Please note that the profit made from the cake stall goes directly to the class holding it and the class teacher identifies a benefit for class to which the money can be applied.
We organise ourselves through parent representatives from each class. They co-ordinate class cake stalls, organise presents for the teachers and help co-ordinate the running of a stall at summer and Christmas fairs.
PTA meetings are generally held every half term usually after morning drop offs. However evening meetings can be scheduled if there is sufficient interest. These meetings allow parents and carers to get together to organise events and to share ideas for future activities. In the past this has included gardening projects, recyclable fashion and the kids designing their own Christmas cards. So if you have any ideas, this is a great forum for them. The meetings also provide an opportunity to hear and decide upon which school ventures and projects should be funded by the PTA. These are put forward from the teaching staff, either through Matt or a teacher representative.
The PTA is an important bridge between the parent and the school and we look forward to your input. Meeting dates can be found on the calendar section of this website.
You can contact us by email at email@example.com
Current PTA Committee
Chair: Suzanne Harris
Treasurer: Jacqueline Moreton
Secretary: Naomi Sloan