The Chelsea PTA is a group of interested parents whose function is to further the general welfare of the school in the wider community. Its primary focus is social, followed by fund raising for special projects. The PTA Committee is elected annually at its AGM. This is a vital organisation which supports and complements the Board of Trustees. The school also welcomes the support parents can give in a variety of ways including supporting classroom visits, sports etc.
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Trivia Night “Music” – Saturday 17 June 2023, 7pm onwards (R18)
Pizza PJ Party – Friday 04 August 2023, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Disco – Friday 15 September Y0-Y2 4:45pm-6:00pm Y3-Y6 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Creepy Carnival – Friday 03 November 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Frosty Friday resumes – Every Friday from 10 November 2023, 3:00pm – 3:15pm
Christmas Carols – Wednesday 13 December 2023, 5;00pm – 8:00pm
The annual PTA AGM was held Thursday, 09 March. Executive Positions were elected as follows for 2023.
Chelsea Primary PTA Executive Committee:
Chairperson – Krystal Thurston
Secretary – Kirsten Harford
Treasure – Lyndsay Taylor
Executive Members – Carly Motley, Abbie Keepa and Adrian Jongenelen
We also welcome new elected members Sian Gilhooley and Anna Penney
We would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to Colette Williams for her dedicated service as our secretary over the last three years. Your contributions have been invaluable and your hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed. Many of you have had dealings with Colette over the years and I’m sure you will agree she did an amazing job as Secretary. Thank you to Kirsten Harford who has agreed to step into the role.
If you would like to join the PTA as a Member (attending meetings) or as a Helper (added to the mailing list), please email email@example.com
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Recent Fundraising Projects
The biggest focus of the PTA and our helpers is the fundraising and funding of the School’s ‘wish list’. The School’s wish list is put together by requests from teachers which are then prioritised by the School Principal. We feel it’s really important to show you, our community, what we are fundraising for and therefore we always want to communicate fundraising targets before and after events. The School’s wish list contains large and small budget $$ items, and can be: educational; related to school facilities; social; cultural; or help parents in some way.
In the past four years, the PTA has worked diligently to raise funds for the replacement of the junior school playground. Despite it being a massive undertaking, the PTA successfully donated $108,000 towards this project. The Ministry of Education and Board of Trustees will be contributing the remaining funds. Currently, the construction of the new playground is pending due to other construction work taking place on the site. We eagerly anticipate the completion of this project, which will provide a safe and enjoyable space for the junior school children.
Our current fundraising project is for the construction of a Loose Parts Playshed. The concept of loose parts play uses everyday objects to allow children to expand their imagination, boost creativity and problem-solving skills and supports inclusion and social interaction. We are installing a shed that will ignite adventure, inspire learning and imagination and create joy and excitement for all our current and future students through play.
Here are some of the recent projects our community has fund raised for:
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TERM DATES 2023
Term 1: Tue 7 Feb – Thu 6 Apr Term 2: Mon 24 Apr – Fri 30 Jun Term 3: Mon 17 Jul – Fri 22 Sep Term 4: Mon 9 Oct – Wed 20 Dec