PTFA (Parents, Teachers & Friends Association)

The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is a group of parents and other interested people that actively enhances the wellbeing of not only our students, but the wider school community as a whole. This takes many different forms, such as providing classroom resources, subsidising school trips and camps, providing uniforms for our sports teams, funding special school projects, and even looking after families in need through our Helping Hands program. The resources for these initiatives come from several different forms of fundraising throughout the year. Our three major fundraisers are the Monster MTB Challenge, rubbish collection at the Summer Concert, and our Bi-annual Gala.

There are two ways you can become involved with helping our community through the PTFA:

Firstly, simply join the PTFA. It’s free, and can be done by emailing PTFA@stpatstaupo.school.nz Membership is a great way to keep up to date with the PTFA without having to commit to regular meetings. You can join sub-committees on areas that interest you, volunteer to help at fundraisers that suit you and will have voting rights at any General Meetings.

Secondly, join the Executive Committee. This is the group charged with the day to day running of the PTFA. They meet monthly, generally at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the school staffroom. All PTFA members are welcome to attend. Being a member of the Executive Committee is a great way to be actively involved in helping out our school community.

To find out more information, volunteer to help at an event, or to ask any questions, please either email the PTFA at PTFA@stpatstaupo.school.nz or contact our chairperson Steve Comber on 027 285 8045.

Monster Mountain Bike Challenge

Our big event for the school calendar is the Contact Energy Monster Mountain Bike Challenge held on the tracks inside the Craters of the Moon.

This awesome event is just for kids! The only event of its kind in our area, from ages 5-12, social and elite age group races, The Contact Monster Mountain Bike Challenge is fun for all abilities!

Check out our website for more details! www.monstermtb.org.nz Contact - St Patrick's School 07 378 0205