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