PTFA News – April 2018

2018 Calendar Dates:

13 June 7am – 9am  Parent / Daughter Breakfast at Parliament.
Speaker:  Alexia Hilbertidou, “Girlboss”, the 2017 Young Woman of Influence and 2018 Queens Young Leader Medal recipient.

We are very excited to announce the speaker at this year’s Parent Daughter Breakfast – Check Alexia out at Alexia.nz  or  GirlBoss NZ

24th August               Major Fundraiser

October/November   Evening at school – TBC

December                  Thorndon Fair Car Parking

COME JOIN US…
We are eager to grow our committee and would love new members. We meet the first Tuesday of each month and would welcome anyone keen to join the crew.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday 1st May in the staffroom at 7pm.

FOLLOW US…
On Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/SMC.Wgtn.PTFA/

HELP US…
Let us know if you are able to help with our events, this could be through baking, helping set up or pack down, or just giving a couple of hours to help out.

THANK YOU…
Your support of the PTFA last year enabled the College to purchase;

  • 10 chromebooks,
  • classroom blinds & gym window film,
  • classroom projectors, and to upgrade the amp & speakers in the AV room, electronic piano for assemblies in the gymnasium,
  • 6 wall screen TV’s for the school notices to be shown around the school
  • The engraved Mercy values in the Front foyer.

We have also set money aside from last year’s auction to be used towards the outfitting of the Modern Learning Environments when the new block of classrooms is built.  

This year, funds raised will be used by the College to purchase additional chromebooks, sports equipment for break times and supporting other initiatives within the school such as the redecoration of the year 13 common room and a Student Council mural.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Don’t forget that the Entertainment Books are available for purchase through the College.  See the College website for the link, or click below:
www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/10422e4

LION FOUNDATION
We would like to once again thank the Lion Foundation for their grant to the College last year.  It enabled the purchase of outdoor seating.  The tables are a huge hit and have become an area where the students gather before and during school.

HILLS ANGELS
Thank you to those families that have provided meals for the PTFA freezer. Please let us know if you would also like to support those in times of need through our ‘Hills Angels’ initiative.  Contact us on st.marys.wellington.ptfa@gmail.com if you are able to assist by providing a meal for the freezer.

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP
As a service to our school community, the PTFA have set up a second-hand uniform shop. Our goal is to assist families by providing access to reasonably priced second-hand garments. All money raised will go directly back to the school as part of the PTFA fundraising efforts

We would love your donations of uniform items, including shoes that you have outgrown or no longer need. We would also be happy to sell old junior maths calculators.  If you have any clean and tidy items to donate, we ask that you drop them to the school office. Anyone wishing to purchase items please email Marie: marieheffnz@gmail.com