The PTA at Hobbayne - Together We Can Do So Much
What is the PTA (Parents, Teachers Association)
All parents and carers automatically become members of Hobbayne’s Primary School PTA when your children join our school. Parents and members of the school community can get involved in a variety of ways if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available.
We are very fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is such an integral part of the school community. Thousands of pounds have been raised, which have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in school.
Our Mission Statement
To promote partnerships between parents, students, teachers and the community that creates a positive and safe learning environment for our children to learn and grow. To raise money whilst encouraging community spirit to enable the school to improve their facilities and equipment, thus improving our children’s educational and social development.
Why Join the PTA?
Our PTA is about much more than just fundraising. It also supports closer links between home and school and is an excellent way to bring staff and parents together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal and thereby making Hobbayne Primary School feel like a special place to be part of.
It's a great way of getting to know other parents. Research has shown that children do better in school if their parents get involved with school events as it gives the children a real sense of belonging. If you'd like to get involved, in any way you can, contact us on hobbaynePTA@yahoo.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you onboard!
To continue with the fantastic fundraising events that have been enjoyed by the school community, the committee relies on the support of as many parents as possible to volunteer their time and effort. Without this support, many of the events and fundraising is not possible.
What Have We Achieved?
We typically raise around £20,000 a year from your support which enable us to help the school fund certain activities each year. These activities include Arts Week, Science Week, Library Resources, Theatre Workshops, Leavers' Books and Hoodies. In addition to these regular commitments, we usually have a main project which we fundraise for, currently this is the Digital Learning Hub which involves a total refurbishment of the ICT room, with new state of the art technology for teachers and our children which will enable them to be more creative.
Past projects that the PTA have funded are the equipment in the playgrounds, the library refurbishment and most recently the new Early Years outdoor play area.
What we have raised this year so far
So far this year we have raised just over £12,000 due to your generosity, breakdown below
The committee would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the teachers, parents, children and the community for continuing to support our school.
How Do I Get Involved?
2018/2019 Class Reps
Your PTA Committee
Current vacancies are listed below. If you are interested, please contact us on hobbaynePTA@yahoo.co.uk
Easy Fundraising/Smile at Amazon
The PTAF have an account set up with Easy Fundraising. This is an easy way to fund raise simply by shopping online at over 2,700 top retailers. Register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk and follow the steps. Make sure you join the Hobbayne Primary School PTA. When you are shopping online, go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk first and then click through to the store your looking for OR download the browser toolbar and it will prompt you to activate the donations when you enter the website of a retailer affiliated with Easy Fundraising. The PTA will get a small % of your spend which is donated from the retailer for free.
Smile Amazon is also another simple way to fund raise. It works just like Easy Fundraising where the PTA receive a small % of your spend. Please click on the link and set yourself up https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1046828-0