Welcome to Allfarthing School!
We are the Allfarthing PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and we want to extend a warm welcome to everyone joining the school in September 2015 and to introduce ourselves. As well as this website, you will find us on Facebook and Twitter, so please follow us to see our updates.
The PTA exists to bring staff and parents together to organise events and activities that help to raise funds for the school as well as providing a social setting that helps to build the school community.
Allfarthing PTA New Parents Booklet
You should have received a copy of the Allfarthing PTA New Parents Booklet which we hope you find contains some really useful information for you as you and your child prepare for joining the school. It’s written by parents for parents and we’ve focused on practical help and advice to help you prepare and settle into school life at Allfarthing. If you have not received a copy and would like one, please e-mail Liz Crowley.
PTA Welcome Events
We would like to invite you to the following events,
Reception parent and carers welcome drinks with the PTA –23rd September from 7:30pm
Nursery parent and carers welcome drinks with the PTA – 7th October from 7:30pm
Both these events will be held at Barmouth Kitchen cafe on Barmouth Road just opposite the school on Allfarthing Lane. To get an idea of numbers please could you let us know if you are planning to come along by emailing us.
Reception and Nursery tea parties – these will be after half term and we’ll let you know once we have the dates finalised.
All events are relaxed and offer a chance to meet other new parents as well as some parents and PTA members who’ve been around a bit longer!
Please Get Involved…
We are very proud to have an active parent and carer community supporting the school at Allfarthing. Our PTA specifically consists of up to 8 parents (plus teacher representatives), but we have a much wider group of parents who are crucial to the work of the PTA, be it being a class rep or helping out at our regular events. Being involved doesn’t have to take up a huge amount of time, but the more involved parents we have, the better school community we have. So if you want to get involved in any way, do please get in touch!
Each class has at least two assigned class reps. For Nursery and Reception, the Class Reps will be nominated in September so do get in touch to find out more if you’re interested in volunteering. The Class Reps are a vital link between the school, the PTA and the parents. Class Reps will be in touch with you regularly to update you about what’s going on.
You may also want to join your child on school trips throughout the year. It’s a great way to get to see the school in action and to spend the day with your child and their class. In order to be able to do so, you’ll need an up to date DBS form (Disclosure and Baring Service – used to be called a criminal records check) so it’s a great idea to apply for that as soon as possible. Alex Warren, the schools’ receptionist, can give you the appropriate forms / guidance on how to do this.
We always love to hear from new parents who would like to get involved so drop us an email and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to keep an eye on our PTA noticeboard in the front playground as there’s always also lots of useful information on there.
Finally, a quick mention of the schools’ main communication tool: Parentmail. It’s a mailing system that the school have recently implemented. The school use it to send their regular bulletins as well as information specific to your child – lots of important stuff, so download the Parentmail app and sign up as soon as possible.
We look forward to meeting you in person in September 2015!
Hannah Snashall – PTA Chair