Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Thursday 13th June 2013 - School Fete and Car Boot Sale
Dromore High School PTA is an organisation of Parents and Staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. The PTA is involved with fundraising but also has a useful social function. PTA events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
How is the PTA organised?
We at Dromore High School hold our Annual General Meeting in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the PTA, consisting of a chair person and committee members, which include parents from each year group. The PTA committee usually meet three times a term organising a number of varied activities for example, Summer Fete, gardening evening, pudding party, table quiz, health and beauty evening, alcohol and drugs awareness evening and a ‘Colour me beautiful’ event.
How is the money spent?
Funds raised by PTA are intended to provide ‘extras’, not already provided by the schools main income – often ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting. The PTA committee and the Principal decide how to spend PTA funds. In previous years, funds have been used to purchase; computers, a school minibus and smaller items / resources which will benefit pupil learning and experiences.
How can I be involved?
There are many different ways you can help with the PTA, whether you have time to offer or not. If you can’t commit to attending committee meetings look out for things you can do less frequently, for example running a stall at the Summer Fete, or baking for a cake sale. You can always support PTA event by simply coming along to our events.
Our first event of the year was A Hog Roast and Barn Dance. We would like to thank everyone who attended, it was certainly different but throughly enjoyed by all.
PTA Christmas Trio
The PTA welcomed Jason Hamilton, Claire Woods and our Headmaster MrJ Wilkinsonfor an evening of Christmas preparation.
Jason Hamilton, Carnbrooke Meat and Poultry Co, to demonstrate a three bird roast. Jason deboned a turkey, duck and chicken and placed stuffing between each bird and expertly wrapped and tied the roast ready for the lucky winner of the raffle to place it in their oven.
Claire Woods, a lecturer at Greenmount, demonstrated how to prepare plants to give as presents, planting up an outdoor pot, a basket for a porch and a basket for indoors. Claire transformed a poinsettia plant from shop wrapping to a beautifully wrapped present.
Mr Wilkinson apologised for not being able to find a wine connoisseur however Tesco sponsored 6 bottles of popular wine for sampling.