PTA News

How we spend PTA funds

Each year the PTA aim to fund one major item (such as contributions to the school canopies and minibus) as well as allocating £5000 to smaller items requested via bids from ECCO Clubs, the school council and Department Heads.

Following feedback from the School Council that students do not need a locker for the whole year, but would rather use them on an ad hoc basis similar to the lockers used at a leisure centre, the PTA funded the purchase and installation of 400 new lockers at the end of 2017. The lockers are slightly larger than the old lockers to give the boys more room to store bags and coats and boys can use them as needed by bringing their own padlock. In addition the following bids were discussed and approved at the final PTA meeting of 2017:

  • Technology and Graphics HP colour laser jet enterprise printer and replacement
  • EPQ/Sixth form online research and resource subscription
  • Membership to the Historical Association – wider reading materials and coursework preparation
  • Media Studies 2 year subscription to Media EduSites
  • 3 x Science Visualisers to demonstrate experiments and analyse work live in class
  • Key Stage 5 revision guides –Mind Maps, Memory, Revision/study skills 1 and 2
  • Middle School Table tennis equipment for all Year 9 and 10 forms

We hope that your sons/daughters will benefit from one or more of these items.

Consultation Evenings – Can you help?

Thank you very much to everyone who has volunteered to date. We just need a few more people to help keep the teachers and parents refreshed and hydrated at the final 3 consultation evenings this year. If you are available to help on any of the following dates please contact Mary at [email protected]

Year 8 – March 7th from 5.00-6.30pm

Year 7 – March 21st from 5.30-6.30pm or 6.30-8.00pm

Year 10 –  May 2nd from 5.30-6.30pm or 6.30-8.00pm

Verulam PTA Lottery Winners!

Thank you to Mr Penrose and Aidan Walsh 9H who drew the latest winners for the PTA Lottery at the end of last term. The winners are:

1st Susan Edwards £140

2nd Simon Ricketts £90

3rd Steve Pike £40

If you would like to take part, you can sign up via this link Verulam Lottery to make either a one off donation (minimum £10) or a monthly subscription (from £5 per month). 50% of donations are allocated to the prize draw twice each term and 50% to the school PTA fund. Thank you to Nicky Thomas and Jeff Seymour for their ongoing support.

Second Hand Uniform Sale : The next second hand uniform sale will be held in the school dining hall on Saturday 3rd March.

March PTA Meeting

If you would like to meet other parents, get involved in raising funds and deciding how they are spent, please come along and join us at our next PTA meeting on Monday 19th March at 7.30pm in the Bradshaw building. Or get in touch for more information via [email protected]

Julie Williams

PTA Chair

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