Our sincere thanks go out to the East of England Co-op, and all those that selected us with their tokens, for the £300 donation they have given us. It will go far in helping the PTA fund all sorts of activities for our children.

The AGM was held on 26th September 2017. Dates for PTA events this school year are:

13/10/17 - Yr 3/4 Spooky disco
09/02/18 - Yr R/1/2
13/07/18 - Yr 5/6 Leavers disco

Movie Night

Festive Friday

Quiz Night

Bun Days
17/11/17 - Yr 4/5/6
26/01/18 - Yr 2/3
09/03/18 - Yr R/1

Ice Cream Days

International Day
Saturday in July tbc

Thank you for all your support for the PTA events that have raised funds to enhance life at St Helen's.

In case you were wondering what our fundraising supports at St Helen's, in the last school year we supported:
-50% of the cost of the Planners for all Year 5 and Year 6 children
-we provided the buses to get the younger children to Sports Day at Northgate
-we purchased sports kit

Our fundraising priority for 2017/18 is the school swimming pool. The school needs updating in many areas as it is an old building which requires a lot of upkeep, but the swimming pool in particular is in need of repair. The swimming pool is a selling point for the school and very important for pupils as a recreational resource due to the relatively small size of the playground in proportion to the number of pupils.

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.

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.

 Officers of the management committee
 Chair    Juliette Lobley
 Vice Chair
 Emma Revell
 Treasurer  Katherine Potts
 Vice Treasurer
 Amanda Oliver
 Secretary  Chloe Peacock
 Vice Secretary
 Kirsty Robinson
 Year reps
 Reception  Madeleine Loynes
 Year 1
 Louise Brusaferro
 Year 2
 Jade Reed
 Year 3
 Siobhan Steele
 Year 4
 Kofi Asamoah
 Year 5
 Amanda Oliver
 Year 6
 Jo Hall

Katherine Potts, treasurer.

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.