The next PTA meeting will be 7:30pm 30th October 2018 in the school staff room

                               St Helen's PTA - Our new committee!

Following our annual general meeting (AGM) a new PTA committee has been elected.

Officers of the management committee  Committee members
 Chair                                      Juliette Lobley
 Madeleine Loynes
 Vice Chair                               Cate Grant  Louise Brusaferro
 Treasurer                                Katherine Potts  Jade Read
 Vice Treasurer                         Lorna Stygall  Siobhan Steele
 Co Secretary                           Sonia Loureiro Brito  Emma Revell
 Co Secretary                           Kirsty Robinson
 Chloe Peacock

Our priorities for 2018/19 

This year the funds raised by the PTA will go towards improving the children's outdoor play areas.

We are also hoping to build a contingency fund for the swimming pool in case it requires any extra work.

St Helen's PTA is Sainsbury's Woodbridge Road branch charity of the year

We are delighted to announce that our school won the vote to be Sainsbury's Woodbridge Road charity of the year. Over the next 12 months we will have the opportunity to do some fundraising activities at the store and they have kindly put charity boxes at their tills to collect funds for the PTA.

The Lions Club of Ipswich

We would like to thank The Lions Club of Ipswich whose wonderful £1000 donation to the PTA helped us reach our target for funding the swimming pool renovations. 

The Club supports the local community, physically & financially with donations whenever their funds permit.

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Upcoming PTA events

School discos

This year we will be trialing a new format to the school discos. Tickets will be available to all year groups at each disco, but the evening will be split between key stages. 

Spooky Disco Thursday 18th October 2018
KS1: 5:00 to 6:15pm
KS2: 6:30 to 8:00pm

Valentines Disco Friday 15th February 2019
KS1: 5:00 to 6:15pm
KS2: 6:30 to 8:00pm

Leavers Disco either Friday 12th or 19th July 2019 tbc
Year 5 & 6

Bun Days

Friday October 5th Year 4,5 & 6 to bring in buns
Friday January 18th Year 2 & 3 to bring in buns
Friday 5th April Reception & Year 1 to bring in buns

Ice Cream Day

Friday 10th May

Other events

Festive Friday Friday 14th December 2018
After school

Bingo Night Friday 9th November 2018

Quiz Night Friday 29th March 2019


Our MyDonate page is now live and donations to fundraising for the pool can be made at:

Please share with friends and family!


If you shop online please also sign up to EasyFundraising. It collects free donations for the PTA when you shop online and doesn't cost you a penny extra:

The PTA is a great way to get involved in your child’s school life and, whether you can help in a big or small way, your involvement makes a difference, even by simply turning up and supporting the events. 

New members are always very welcome, please contact the Chairperson for more details at . 

Alternatively you may use the facebook group called Friends of St Helen's School: Keeping in touch with the PTA

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a joint committee of parents and teachers of St Helen's Primary School. Our main aim is to plan and organise events that help raise funds for the school to support learning and the school environment. We also aim to encourage close links between home and school by providing opportunities for parents, staff and children to get together. Parents and staff work together to provide fund raising activities such as quiz nights, International Days and Winter fayres, as well as supporting school based events such as providing refreshments for the Key Stage performances and share days. An annual general meeting (AGM) is held at the beginning of the school year where a committee is elected and objectives for the year ahead are set out. We then aim to meet frequently, dates and times of which will be made available.

If you would like to become involved with St Helen's Primary School PTA or support our fundraising efforts please contact:
 Juliette Lobley on

Thank you for your help and support.