Welcome to the Halswell School PTA. We are a group of representative parents that work alongside of the teachers and Board of Trustees to help achieve a fantastic learning environment for our children. Every parent within the school community are informal members of the PTA, so feel free to come to our meetings, as and when you can.
We encourage parents to view the meetings primarily as a forum to gain an understanding of how the school is governed and any important developments taking place. Our Principal, Bruce Topham reports on relevant topics of interest for our school and a selection of teachers give presentations on their specific areas of involvement
We aim for our meetings to be a relaxed platform for parents to learn and openly discuss current developments.
For those parents who wish to be more involved, we organise fundraisers to purchase specific items within the school. In the past we have contributed to some awesome equipment in the Art’s Suite, a portable flag with school emblem on, to the upgrade of the school website, badges for Year 8 leavers, classroom and sports equipment.
The committee is responsible for the co-ordination of the school Tuck Shop, Road Patrol, Community Support and Sausage Sizzles.
Co-Chairpersons: Penny Wilson and Position vacant currently looking for volunteer
Secretary: Position vacant currently looking for volunteer
Treasurer: Michael Pugh
Meeting Dates and Minutes
12 September 2017
24 October 2017 – same night as the BoT
28 November 2017 – last meeting for the year, Christmas party
The following services are run by volunteers. If you would like to be involed, please contact the coodinators listed below. Generally you will be required to help out once or twice a term.
Thank you for your patience and encouragement as we have undergone the task of re-establishing the School Tuck Shop. We are very excited to have it ready to go!! We’d just like to explain a little about the philosophy behind it.
Research has shown that children’s concentration and learning is better when they are consuming healthy food as opposed to food that is high in sugar and fat.
Because schools teach children about making healthy food choices it makes sense to back this up by providing healthy food in the Tuck Shop.
We understand that children need to learn to make healthy choices. However we believe a healthy Tuck Shop rather than one that supplies all food types is a better option for a primary school and this allows parents to guide children’s choices at home. This was strongly supported by the results in the school-wide survey issued last term.
In achieving this goal we have removed ‘junk food’, and foods high in sugar or fat, that have little nutritional value. The current menu is just a starting point. It is our intention to increase the food options available depending on the needs and preferences of the children and we welcome your suggestions. We will be asking for feedback later in the term once the Tuck Shop has been operating for a while, but feel free to email us in the meantime if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the following links on how to order your child’s lunch, link to the full menu and link to the ingredients list:
Janine Allingham & Jeneane Jefferson
Tuck Shop Co-ordinators
Road Patrol volunteers are rostered on to oversee the operation of the school crossing on Halswell Road. The duty time is from 8.25am to 9.00am.
Co-ordinator: Jo Harris
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