PTA Pages

Welcome to the PTA pages of the St Matthew’s School website. Here you will find information about upcoming events and details of fundraising targets etc.

What is a Parent & Teacher Association (PTA)? The PTA is an organisation that you, as parents/guardians, automatically become members of once your child has started at the primary school. You will be pleased to hear that there is no joining fee, and how involved you become within the organisation is up to you.

Why have a PTA? The main aim of the PTA is to help support the school. It can achieve this in a variety of ways:

It can help parents:

  • improve the school

  • get to know each other – whilst taking part in a range of activities

  • find out more about how the school works

  • fundraise for extra items or services to enrich the children’s education
It can help children:
  • receive a richer education as a result of items bought by the PTA

  • take part in a variety of social and educational activities that wouldn’t have otherwise been available

It can help teachers:

  • reach potential volunteers and enthusiasts who may help with school projects

How has St Matthew’s PTA achieved this? Looking around the school it is easy to see where the PTA has made a real difference over the years (playground apparatus, new books in classrooms, children's anti-bullying policy).  Some recent highlights have been:

  • Winter Fair and Summer Extravaganza

  • Discos

  • Mr Rainbow performances

  • Arts Week

  • Cake sales

  • and many more!

How can you help?

There are so many different ways! By coming along to events and supporting them, through to volunteering to help at a particular event, through to donating things when you are asked to!

We are always looking for new people to help and inspire us.

If you are interested or would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact us in one of the following ways:

  • through the school office on 01223 568838

  • by email pta@stmatthews.cambs.sch.uk

  • by speaking to us in the playground

  • by coming along to meetings
Look ouot for information from the PTA in school newsletters and via eschools.
 
We look forward to meeting you soon!