This mini-site is maintained by Holy Trinity PTFA on behalf of Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Halstead.

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Dear Parents/Carers,

Over the years the Holy Trinity Parent, Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) has raised, and spent, tens of thousands of pounds in order to enhance our children's education. It has brought together families and created lasting friendships. It has helped create greater links between home and school. In this socially isolated year it has never been as important.

The events of 2020 have seen the PTFA's ability to raise, and spend, money severely curtailed. It is still a vitally important part of school life, and it needs your support either as an active member, helper, or contributor. You are all members of the PTFA the moment your child starts at Holy Trinity, and each year we hold an AGM to review the past year, plan on overview of the year ahead, and elect a new committee.

The PTFA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

I hereby give notice of the AGM of the PTFA, to be held on Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 7.30pm via video conference. (Platform to be confirmed.)

The PTFA plays a vital part in the school community and all parents are invited to support the AGM. This is your chance to hear and see how the funds you have helped to raise have been used for the benefit of the children/students at our school.

The AGM is also an opportunity for you to elect the PTFA Committee, to represent the association throughout the forthcoming academic year.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

Why is the PTFA AGM so important?

Although the pandemic has meant that some regualar PTFA events have had to be cancelled, in the recent past it has:

  • Run a disco each term, with over 200 children attending each one.
    Put on the Christmas Bazaar, including inviting along Father and Mother Christmas.
    Arranged for the Easter Bunny to visit and deliver eggs to every child.
    Purchased a class set of laptops.
    Ensured we have a modern touchscreen display in each classroom.
    Organised the Summer Social complete with live music, BBQ, inflatables and more!
    Laid on Quiz nights for parents.
    Run Bake Offs for pupils.
    Sold ice creams every Friday afternoon during the summer term.
    Paid for the bus for the Young Voices concert at the O2.
    Bought an oven for use by classes and Baking Club.
    Bought a comb binder for use across the school.
    Provided new reading books for use in KS1.
    Provided dictionaries for use in KS2.
    Brightened up Golden Time with new board games.
    Contributed towards the buying of plants etc. for Gardening Club.
    Made school shows possible by buying costumes and licences.
    Paid for education trips and visitors.
    Sent off our Year 6s with special leavers hoodies, and provided funds for a leavers BBQ.
    Bought the outdoor classroom on the playground.
    Played a key part in our raising nearly £11,000 as part of our Solar Schools campaign.
    And more!

As we move into the 2020-201 Academic Year the PTFA needs a new Chair & Treasurer. Both these roles have become available due to changes in circumstances, but no one taking them on would be left on their own - we have a transition plan in place and the PTFA team will always provide support. As importantly, it needs a team of helpers to call upon to help out at discos, fetes etc. There is a role for everyone regardless of how much time they have to offer. Without a functioning PTFA the amazing contributions listed above will not happen. With the country likely to be in various states of lockdown over the coming months we need ideas for socially distanced fundraising so the enhancements the PTFA provide to school can continue.

Although the Committee roles do need to be filled, it is perfectly possible to attend the AGM without committing yourself to a massive role. Just having a group of ‘helpers’ will prevent the PTFA from being unable to play its vital role in school life.

Please have another look at the list above and imagine school life without those benefits. The PTFA makes all that possible, and without you there is no PTFA.

Thank you for all the support in attending and donating to PTFA events – we look forward to seeing you at the AGM and hope you are able to help in any way within the PTFA during the course of the coming year.

The Chair of the PTFA

Holy Trinity Primary School Parent Teacher Friend Association - www.htps.ch/ptfa - ptfa@htps.ch

Registered Charity No. 1027292

PTFA QUIZ NIGHT

Many thanks to everyone who came to the PTFA Quiz Night last Saturday. There were 15 teams and only 10pts separating sixth place and eventual winners ‘The Quizards Of Oz”!

Although the quiz is mainly a social event it is also a fundraiser, and we are delighted that the quiz and raffle raised £450.00 for the PTFA and £125 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

It was fantastic to see so much support for this event, and if you came and had a great time please spread the word for next time!


The PTFA at Holy Trinity supports the work of the school with the aim of improving life for children through fund-raising and providing practical help.

The information on this mini-site has been written by our Parent Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) and aims to set out all the information you will need about our PTFA, which is a major part of our school life.

If after having read it you have any questions, please do get in touch with one of the PTFA committee members, ask via your class teacher, or the school office.

Why Do We Have A PTFA?

We are very fortunate at our school to have a PTFA that is and has been such an integral part of the school community for many years. In it's time the PTFA has raised thousands of pounds, which have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in school in general.

But our PTFA is about much, much more than just fundraising. The PTFA exists to provide closer links between home and school, and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too – just ask any of the PTFA committee members or helpers. Obviously as in any organisation, there are times when it is more ‘challenging’, but with the continued support of parents and staff, our PTFA has always succeeded in its efforts.

All parents and members of the school community can get involved if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available,. All parents are automatically members of the Association when their children join our school, and are invited to help with all our fundraising events.

The PTFA is extremely conscious of the ethos and morals of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers. Our children’s discos, Easter bunny visits and Christmas fun are run with the aim of giving the children a good time and as a way of thanking families for their continued support for the PTFA.

Our PTFA History

We can trace our PTFA history back many years. Many of the people, who were committee members previously, still help us out in a number of ways today. We have provided many valuable assets for the school including new books and storage for the library, Nintendo DS consoles for brain training fun, equipment for the playground, gifts for the year 6 leavers and much more. In 2009/2010 we raised a massive £5000 towards a pavilion which provides much needed shade, shelter and is also used as an outside classroom; We purchase at least one interactive board for classrooms each year; Trips to Harry Potter World, the theatre and events such as Young Voices are paid for to support the curriculum; We helped raise over £10,000 during 2015/2016 to put solar panels on the school roof.