Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Last week we held our March meeting and also our AGM. There have been a few small changes to the PTA Executive which are noted in the minutes. We now have a larger refurbished uniform shop premises which stocks new and second hand items, so please come and visit! We also welcome volunteers to assist with the uniform shop and other PTA activities. The minutes are attached below.
The minutes of the 2 May PTA funding meeting are below. We are grateful for all parent donations to the PTA which go directly towards funding projects which meet our funding criteria. The list of projects that received PTA funding on 2 May will give you an idea of how PTA funds benefit students at Burnside High.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting
Date: 1 August 2016, 7:30 pm Burnside High School - Staff Room
Speaker: Theo Feldbrugge
Topic: Building Resilience and Optimism in Teenagers
The minutes of our November meeting are available below. In this meeting the PTA approved another round of funding for school projects. We also adopted a new constitution and discussed plans to register as a charity. See the minutes for further detail.
A merry Christmas to everyone and hope to see you at our meetings next year.
New (and second hand) stock is arriving in the Burnside High Uniform Shop, all the time. New winter kilts are in stock at $175, and we now have EFTPOS available in the shop (sorry no credit or TAP & GO).
Our price list for new items can be found here BHS Uniform Shop Price List (or at the top of this page), second hand items are individually priced.
In addition to being open every Monday lunchtime of the school term, the shop is opening at the following times, to help you purchase winter uniform.
(Edited by Angela Holmes - original submission Friday, 16 September 2016, 7:52 AM)
Our recent AGM saw a new committee take the reins, but one vital role remains vacant. We have broken the role of secretary into 3 parts. If you feel that you could help the school community by fulfilling one (or all) of the following roles, please contact us at email@example.com
The meeting minutes from our AGM and General Meeting on 7 March 2016 are available below, together with the 2015 Statement of Financial Performance.
Our next meeting will be on Monday 2 May 2016, and we will be voting on how your 2016 PTA donations are spent.
We aim to spend donations in the year they are made so that your students benefit from your donation as soon as possible. Staff will present their applications for funding and we will allocate funds (where we have money) in the following way. Priority will be given to applications that:
Remember your 2016 PTA donation is tax deductible, and it is never too late to pay.
Please remember our next meeting is Monday 7th March 2016 at 7:30 pm in the staff room.
The minutes from our last meeting on 2nd November 2015 are available (at the top of the PTA moodle page, filed under "Minutes") together with the minutes of our 2015 AGM.
The committee needs a new Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer for 2016 - It would be great if you would like to be involved in these (or any other) role.
All PTA meetings take place in the staff room (unless otherwise stated) and start at 7:30 pm and are usually over by 9 pm. Everyone (staff, parents, students and whanau) is welcome and it is a good opportunity to get to know other parents and meet staff.
The meetings this year will take place on:
· Monday 7th March (AGM - Please come and vote and even volunteer)
· Monday 2nd May
· Monday 1st August
· Monday 5th September
· Monday 5th December
If you would like to contact us email:
Please contact us if you are interested in filling any of these voluntary roles:
Membership is automatic for all parents / whanau of students attending Burnside High School, and teachers working at the school.
Our purpose is:
To provide a link between the student, parent/whanau and the school, and to foster a sense of school community.
Our objectives are:
To actively promote interaction between parents & teachers, school management and the Board of Trustees.
To provide educational opportunities for parents in relation to their students development.
To use the PTA funds to provide improved facilities and opportunities for the school community.
To support and organise the sale of second hand uniforms.
To provide the opportunity for parents to have a voice.
PTA are involved with:
PTA funds come from the voluntary annual PTA donation that appears on your school invoice. These funds are given to worthy school projects and the PTA welcomes suggestions for expenditure of these funds. Remember this donation is tax deductable.
Additional funds are raised by the sale of second hand uniform. This money goes to support a hardship grant and covers the running of the shop, the PTA and hospitality.
The PTA does not undertake any other fund raising.
PTA Uniform Shop - The shop is open every Monday of term between 1.00pm - 2.00pm and every Tuesday of term between 2.45pm - 4.00pm on the ground floor of A Block which is the block facing the main staff car park.
Uniform to Sell - Please take it to the Student Office and fill out a form with your details. Uniform must be current and in good, clean condition. The PTA will take a commission of 20% plus any dry cleaning/repair costs.
Named lost property is held in the Student Office and may be collected at any time the office is open.
Unnamed lost property is sent to the Lost Property Office, which is now located between G6 and G7 with the entrance facing the gymnasia.. The room is open during interval on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for anyone wishing to locate lost items.
Once a term, the PTA clear out the unnamed lost property. Unclaimed items are either disposed, donated to charity, or (in the case of uniform) sold via the uniform shop.