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, Stuart Cameron 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 the 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.
Chairperson: Clare Miller
Secretary: Yvette Cundy
Treasurer: Helen Li
Fundraising Coordinator: Leena Budhia
Communications Coordinator: Zac McCallum
Meeting Dates and Minutes
Term 3 2020
Tuesday 22 September, 7pm in the Staff Lounge
The following services are run by volunteers. If you would like to be involved, please contact the coordinators listed below. Generally, you will be required to help out once or twice a term.
Tuckshop orders are done online using Kindo. Parents order and pay anytime until 11am Thursday, for delivery to school on Friday. Create an account for your child/children here http://kindo.co.nz/
Scholastic Book Club
Several times a year we send out the Scholastic Book Club forms to children throughout the school. This gives you an opportunity to purchase books for your children, while also supporting our school library. Tania Fletcher and Michelle Grant organise the orders and a team of parent helpers unpack the books when they arrive at school.
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: Rob Naysmith
The PTA provides a sausage sizzle on Wednesdays. Order in the hall kitchen before school on Wednesdays. Sausages are $2 and funds raised to support school activities such as camps.