Friends’ School has a very active and successful Parent Teacher Association.
The main aim of the PTA is to encourage co-operation between parents and teachers to work together to provide a varied programme of fund-raising projects and social events for the benefit of all pupils. The funds are used to provide additional resources for pupils in School.
On behalf of the Trustees and the Parent Teachers Association of Friends’ School, I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year and to tell you about some of our plans for the year ahead.
I imagine by now you have settled into the new term at Friends’; yes, buses and trains have been missed, games kit lost and the occasional errant pupil retrieved but the one constant is how well our Year 8 pupils are fitting into school life. In addition the PTA is strongly supported by parents from the Preparatory Department and it gives me great pleasure in welcoming you back and extending a special word of welcome to our P1 pupils, you are our future. To all of our returning pupils and parents, it is business as usual at Friends’ PTA.
The PTA has held its first meeting to discuss how to support extracurricular activity and some ways of promoting social opportunities for families. Understandably we cannot do it alone and we really want to encourage parents to become involved and support our collective efforts.
There are a number of activities planned throughout the year so please keep an eye on ParentMail and the PTA pages.
I sign off with a few words of sincere thanks to Mr. Moore and everyone at Friends’; that includes current staff, past pupils and trustees for their active support during this transition period. On behalf of the PTA, may I express how much we are looking forward to working alongside them during this year and in the years to come.
Simon Leech - Chairman, Friends’ School PTA