Ngaio School

Our Place to Learn

Parent Teacher Association

Hello and welcome, kia ora koutou!

Upcoming events and latest news

The next PTA meeting is Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm  in the staffroom.  All welcome! 

Check out our news and activities here: 

 

Introducing the Ngaio School PTA

Who we are

The Ngaio School PTA is the forum for Ngaio School parents and caregivers to support our students, engage the wider school community, and encourage a strong partnership between our homes and our school.

The role of the PTA is to support the Ngaio School Board of Trustees (BOT) and our principal by being involved in the school. We depend on volunteers to get things done.

The PTA consists of an executive committee who are elected annually, and who host general committee meetings. Every parent or caregiver of a child at Ngaio School is automatically a member of the PTA, and is warmly invited to attend PTA meetings, participate in PTA decisions, and contribute to PTA activities.

What we do

PTA volunteers have a variety of roles.

  • Attending meetings which provides a formal forum linking parents with school representitives. Here we do our best to foster mutual understanding of the goals and challenges in educating our community's children.

  • Fundraising activities (year-round t-shirt and hat sales, hoodies, Scholastic book club, Honeywraps, Inspire Photography family photo days, annual Entertainment book sales).

  • Planning and managing our major annual fundraiser – the Ngaio School Gala – which is organised by a subcommittee of the PTA.

  • Organising social events (class coffee mornings for new parents, discos, sausage sizzles and the year 6 leavers’ function).

  • Funding the extras needed for our school which are not provided for by the Ministry of Education (drinking fountains, outdoor play areas, landscaping and seating, library books, sports equipment and uniforms and the refurbishment of the pool sheds).

PTA meetings

At PTA meetings we talk about how to improve the school for our kids and build the school community. The executive committee members are present and also our principal, Raewyn Watson, a teachers’ representative, a BOT representative and any parents and caregivers who choose to attend.

 

There is no expectation that attending meetings will require parents to take on jobs. We value having a cross-section of our community and at times suggestions or ideas may be discussed at PTA meetings. We can provide the forum to discuss but making the change may not be our role. Above all we try to be informative and provide a setting where instant feedback is available.
 
The PTA executive is guided by a constitution.
 
Meetings are usually held on a Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the staffroom (enter through the school office). If it is your first time attending you can check the date and time in the school newsletter or by emailing the PTA: pta@ngaio.school.nz
 
Getting in touch
Members are always welcome and we value feedback of all kind, suggestions, and offers of help!  
Please contact us on pta@ngaio.school.nz or talk to people on the committee or the teacher’s representative directly:
 
President – Kylie Johnstone
Vice President – Jessie Williams-Shigeeda
Secretary – Carolyn McConnochie
Treasurer – Sarah Gardner
Community Liaison – Melissa Curry
Gala Co-ordinator – Celia Horner
Teacher Representative – Kirsten Reid

 

School-branded T-shirts, hats and hoodies

The school t-shirts are available year round and come in three colours - red, blue and green - and have the Ngaio School logo on the front. They are available in sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 and are good quality, hard wearing t-shirts. The PTA sells them as a fundraiser for $20. They are available for purchase from the school office.

School sunhats are also available year round from the office. These are $18 and come in a variety of colours. 

 

School hoodies are available at advertised times during the year. They are dark green with the Ngaio School logo in white embroidery. Sample sizes are available to try on in the office. The PTA sell them as a fundraiser for $55 or $50 each for 2 or more children. Further information on sizing and style can be found here