The Parent Teacher AssociationPTA

 
Ellesmere College has a very active Parent Teacher Association that consists of a group of people who are passionate about the College and want to help contribute towards making the environment interesting and engaging for the students, teachers and community members.

Currently there are eleven parents on the committee. Meetings also have a College representative (Dean Mower) and a Board of Trustee member (Gavid Kidd and/or Megan Skilling) present.  The input and advice from these people is invaluable to the Committee in the decision making process.

We are also fortunate to have an amazing Baking Tree. Our community members are called upon to bake goods 3-4 times a year and this is an ideal way for many wonderful people in the community to support the College.  Contact is made via email.

Each year the PTA raises about $10,000 for the College.

Fund raising activities include an annual Quiz Night, Cheese Sales, and managing the Second Hand Uniform shop.  This year we will also be running several new fund raising initiatives.

Since October 2016, a total of $13,000 worth of funds has been approved for the College Heads of Departments:
 
• Learning Support - Lunch Club Project
• Social Sciences - Wind Measures, Abney Levels, History Textbooks $1000
• Year & 7 & 8  Blue Tooth Speakers, Class sets of Novels, Sports Equipment for breaks
• Physical Education and Health - Sports Equipment, Badminton gear, Rugby Balls, Netballs & Bibs, Ki o rahi gear, Gym Boppers, Tennis Balls and Racquets, Dodgeballs, BasketballsWhanauBanners
• Technology - Industrial Belt Sander, Dishwasher
• Arts Department - Laminator, Drum Kit, Sound booth Leads
• Mathematics & Business  Studies - Games, Posters, Stopwatches, Dragon Maths, Freefall * English & Performing Arts - Digital Scan & Cut machine, Lockable Tool boxes on castors
• Vocational Studies - Chromebooks
• Science - New Lab Stools
• Visual Art - Document Camera
• Whanau Leaders - Teardrop portable banner for each Group
 
We are currently fund raising for a large Sail Cloth for the Library Decking.  This will provide a wonderful outdoor learning and social space for Students and Teachers.   

The PTA would welcome new members for the committee or Baking Tree.   We meet once a month, and the dates are advertised on our Facebook page. If interested in helping in any way, please initially contact us through our Facebook page Ellesmere College PTA.