Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Burnside High PTA to become an incorporated society
At the general meeting in May the PTA discussed becoming an incorporated society. The Chair advised that becoming an incorporated society would mean no financial or legal risk or indemnity to either the members or the committee.
Draft rules for consideration
As the PTA currently has a constitution, rules have been drafted with similar provisions. The draft rules are attached to this message for your consideration. In order for the rules to be accepted they need to be signed by 15 people who agree to adopt the rules. These rules will be adopted and signed at the next PTA meeting to allow the community time to read the rules properly.
Audited Financial Statements 2017
The Burnside PTA Audited Financial Statements for 2017 were accepted and approved at the AGM in May. These are also attached.
Please find attached the minutes of our September meeting as well as a summary of the presentation about Stress in Young People.
Our next PTA meeting is on Monday 7th August at 7:30 pm in the school staff room (access from the main car park next to reception).
Our guest speaker for this meeting is Emma Davison from the Health Dept.
The topic is the biennial parent sexuality consultation with the school. If you want to know what is being taught or have any comments, please come along. Please feel free to join us on the 7th August to hear more.
Everyone is invited and we hope to see you there.
Burnside High School PTA Committee
As always, for the children
The minutes of the 8 May funding meeting are below. We would like to thank parents for their PTA donations which go directly to those projects which meet our funding criteria. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
The PTA Audited Financial Statements for 2016 are now available. Please join us at our meeting on 8 May to review applications for PTA funding.
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.
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.
Everyone is welcome to our meetings! These are held in the staffroom unless otherwise stated.
Speaker: Pat Buckley from Amped4Life - Teenagers and Drugs
Speaker: Olivia Wells, HOD Health, Burnside High School
Topic: Sexuality Education at Burnside High School - What is it all about?
It’s an opportunity for parents, caregivers and members of the community to gain an in-depth understanding of the content and teaching of Sexuality Education here at Burnside High School. A chance to share your thoughts, ask questions and discuss specific aspects of this compulsory aspect of the Health Curriculum.
Speaker (TBC): Studying at Ara
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.