Friends Parents and Teachers Association
The FPTA is the Friends, Parents and Teachers Association for Northill VA Lower School. We are a small committee whose sole purpose is to raise funds for the school. These funds are then put to use to enhance the education and learning opportunities for the children in school. The FPTA typically pays for the coaches for school trips, enabling the cost for off-site activities to be greatly reduced for parents. In the recent past we have also paid over £1,000 for books to support the schools' phonics scheme and more than £200 for new outdoor play equipment.
The FPTA organises fundraising events and activities throughout the year. These typically include the children designing Christmas cards that you can order, movie nights, clothing collections, cake sales, non-uniform days and an Easter egg hunt. We also often have stalls at village events such as The Crown’s bonfire night and the Village Church Christmas bazaar. There is usually one main fundraising event each year too, which has in the past been a pamper evening.
The committee normally only meets about three times a year and is a fun group to get involved with - for as little or as much time as you can spare. If you would like to join the FPTA as a committee member, or can help now and then at events, please speak to a member of the Committee - you will be made very welcome. Any suggestions for new fundraising events would also be appreciated and if you have any skills, connections or ideas that will help with our fundraising, please let us know. Some of you may work for companies who would be willing to donate raffle prizes for events or could maybe offer match-fundraising. The more people who get involved, the less we all have to do!
We let you know what’s coming up by putting notices on the FPTA noticeboard by the school front door and also by sending fliers home in the children’s book bags, so please keep a look out for these.
We also have dressing up costumes available to hire from the FPTA. There are a variety of nativity costumes as well as some fairy tale characters. Costumes can be hired for £3 and a list of the costumes, with their photos can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
Our current FPTA committee is:
Lorraine Wood (Chair)
Helen Harbar(Vice Chair)
Victoria Doughty (Treasurer)
Caroline Sivers (Secretary)
Thank you for your support.