The Friends of Coltishall Primary School, or PTA, always welcomes new members and ideas. We hope that you will feel you want to support us and get involved with our socials and fund-raising activities. Here’s what we are about:
The FRIENDS’ overarching aim is to “Enhance the education of the pupils of Coltishall Primary by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school (not normally provided by the local authority)”.
We are a registered charity (no.1032384) & through our fund-raising activities we aim to provide money for all the extras which make life at Coltishall Primary all the more enriching and rewarding for the children. And, alongside this we also want to create social opportunities for the whole school community to get together and have fun. Keep an eye on the Calendar & News & Events pages for details.
The Friends committee is made up of volunteer parents, grandparents and staff, with the Headteacher as president. We are backed up by a wider group of occasional volunteers who help at the special events we organise throughout the year.
As a Committee we have an elected Chair, Secretary and Treasurer – and as many other members who are wish to join. We are a friendly bunch. Why not come along to one of our half-termly meetings to check us out?
The Friends have a closed Facebook Group where you can get news of Friends events & unofficial evenings out, help with questions & much more…
President – Mr Mark Adamson (Headteacher – it goes with the job!)
The following statutory posts were elected at the 2015 AGM:
Chair – Emma Lewin
Secretary – Helen Earl
Treasurer – Bob Stephenson
Co-opted Members: Victoria Watts, Kerry Tooke, Stephanie Brighty, Mandy Wick & Rebecca Westmoreland
In addition, other posts may be created from time to time to carry out specific functions.
Members: Gillian Alexander, Vicky Tovell, Natalie Shrubsall, Margie Bullock, Simon Bright, Imogen Hancock, Ali Howell, Barry Halkyard, Christine Mann, Vicky Rolfe, Xena Heare-Mitchell,Louise Hampson, Lisa Dodds, Karen Parkerson, Helen Gregson, and the elected and co-opted committee members.
Please remember that new Friends are always welcome at the meetings!
Two good reasons to join in the fun:
For an annual subscription of £12, you will receive a lucky number which is entered into a prize draw each month.
The total amount of money in the prize pot each month is split into two – half goes directly to supporting the children and half is used as the prize fund.
If we had 100 members………each month the 1st prize winner would receive £25, the 2nd prize would be £15 and the 3rd prize would be £10.
A fully subscribed 100 Club would generate £600 per year to support the children! Traditionally, this pays for book bags and school caps for children new to the school and other additional goodies.
If you, your family, or neighbours* would like to join the 100 Club, please collect a form from the Friends’ rack in the foyer.
*Applicants must be 18 or over.
It’s often difficult to come up with new fundraising ideas that do not rely on the parents, digging in to your pockets – however we’re hoping we’ve come up with the perfect solution.
When shopping online through our webshop, you can access over 100 leading retailers – such as Asda, Early Learning Centre, Next, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis. Every time you use our webshop to go to a retailer’s web site and subsequently buy something, you’ll automatically earn money for us! Each retail store has agreed to pay Coltishall Primary School a percentage commission ranging between 2 and 12% – the important point is that the commission paid to Coltishall Primary comes out of the retail store’s marketing/advertising budget so the price you pay for the goods is the same as if you had gone direct to the store.
All you need to do is go to Easyfundraising – Select ‘A-Z’ and then ‘All’ to give you a listing of all the retailers taking part. Select the link to the actual website you require (eg Early Learning Centre) and then proceed with your internet purchase as you normally would.