Category: PTFA

11 May

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  or  GirlBoss NZ

24th August               Major Fundraiser

October/November   Evening at school – TBC

December                  Thorndon Fair Car Parking

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.

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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.

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.

Don’t forget that the Entertainment Books are available for purchase through the College.  See the College website for the link, or click below:

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.

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 if you are able to assist by providing a meal for the freezer.

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:

14 Mar

Entertainment Books 2018

The PTFA is once again selling the Entertainment Book. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please use the link below to order.

13 Mar

PTFA Notices


New Treasurer needed: Our fantastic Treasurer is moving on now that her daughter has left the school. If you are able to assist the PTFA in this capacity please let us know urgently at;

Any parents/friends or family interested in participating on the committee, or wanting to meet us to discover what we do are welcome to come along. We are always keen to hear new ideas and to receive feedback to help us do the best we can for the students.

Draft PTFA Event Calendar 2018

 Each year the PTFA has two goals. Firstly, to raise money for the school and secondly, to provide opportunities for families and friends of the school to gather as a community.

 We are finalising dates for our significant events over the next month and will let you know once the dates are set.

March:  Fundraiser
             Donation scheme request sent out

March- August:  Fundraiser
                          Entertainment Book available to purchase

Mid June:  Community Event
Parent/Daughter Breakfast at Parliament

August/September:  Major Fundraiser and Community Event

December:  Fundraiser
                   Parking for the Thorndon Fair

How can you help the PTFA to help the school?

  • We are looking for an inspirational speaker for our Breakfast at Parliament this year – let us know if you have a contact that might be of use.
  • We are developing a database of contacts that might be useful for sponsorship and donations for our raffles and auctions. If you think you can help or know someone that might fit into this category, please contact us at:
  • Like our Facebook page We’ll keep it up-to-date with information about upcoming events.
  • Join the PTFA as a committee member, or a helper (to be called upon to help with events).
  • Support our Hill’s Angels initiative. This is a small group of people that provide meals to be distributed to School families in times of challenge. It’s a way of providing support and care to our community.
  • Come along to fundraising events and bring your friends!

We look forward to opportunities to meet with you at events during the year. We will do our very best to ensure we keep you up to date with what we have planned. Upcoming events and information can be found on our Facebook page or on the school website. Please make sure to ‘Like’ our page.