Parent Teacher Association

Hermitage Academy PTA

Welcome to the Hermitage Academy Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Dates for your Diary

Save the date for this year’s Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 17 November 11am – 3pm our biggest fundraiser of the year! With over 90 craft stalls we have something for all tastes and budgets. £1 entry.

Tickets are now on sale for this year Christmas Raffle to be drawn at the Craft Fair, Saturday 17 November at 2.30pm. Be in with a chance to win our top prize £250 cash, luxury hampers, gift and restaurant vouchers and much more. £1 each. Pick up a raffle ticket either rom your child’s I Time teacher, on the day, or in many local shops in town (keep your eyes peeled for our poster in their shop windows…more details to follow)

PTA Meeting on Tue 2 October 7pm – 9pm, School Staff Room – Welcoming all new (and existing) parents to the school to find out what the PTA do, get involved. All served up with cake, coffee and banter! If you would like to find out more call us on 07999 220116 or E: hermitageacademypta@gmail.com

If this is your first introduction to the PTA please keep reading to find out what we do, who we are and how you can get involved!

The PTA is the fundraising arm of the school’s Parent Forum and provides financial support to the clubs and activities available to all the young people within Hermitage Academy. Represented by a voluntary committee of S1 to S6 parents it is also supported by other parent helpers, the teachers who run the school clubs & local businesses for their donations. In total the PTA have raised and awarded over £33,000 to more than 70 school clubs and activities in the last 5 years.

As parents you are automatically a member of the PTA, but you can also join the committee in a more official capacity, particularly if you have a spare couple of hours a month, new to the school, want to meet like-minded parents, or would like to learn new skills for your CV! We are encouraging more S1 to S2 new parents to join right now – sadly we won’t be here forever!

The current committee come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all with a diverse range of skills. We are from left to right: Nicole, Emer, Marie, Penny, Michele and Ian:

Chair   Marie Harvey (S4)

Vice Chair Michele Michie (S4)

Secretary Emer Flett (S3)

Treasurer Shiona Martin (S5) (wef May AGM 2018)

100 Club Nicole Somerville (S3)

Resident Artist Penny Crisp (S3,S4)

School Teacher Rep: Emily Mbuyi

Interested in, getting involved or joining the committee?

Whilst your length of time in post can range from 1 to 3 years, this can vary depending on your personal commitments. The committee meets regularly 5 times a year to; plan fundraising events; share out funds to clubs; and explore new ways to boost funds that will make a difference to our kids!

Dates for your diary if you would just like to come along and find out more:

  • PTA Meetings for 2018 All parents & guardians are welcome to attend:

            Tuesday 2 Oct 7-9pm (Christmas Craft Fair planning and social)

Fundraising

In addition to our Christmas Raffle and 100 club monthly

draw our main fundraising comes from our annual events:

Indoor Car Boot Sales: (3 a year)

Next Indoor car boot sale in March/April 2019 – more details to follow.

10 simple ways that you can get involved & support the PTA!

  1. Donate Home baking or help to sell on our cake stall
  2. Spread the word about events – stick a poster in your car window
  3. Dress up as Santa or be an Elf at our Christmas Craft Fair
  4. Represent at Consultation/parents nights
  5. Help us to set up/clear away for events
  6. Sell raffle tickets!
  7. Join our ‘100 Club’ Raise funds & win some cash at the same time!
  8. Purchase via  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk ‘Hermitage Academy’
  9. Donate a prize for the Christmas Raffle
  10. Follow Twitter @hermitageacaPTA  & Facebook Hermitage Academy PTA

Enquiries: hermitageacademypta@gmail.com