“We help out at school events, run the Second-hand Uniform Shop, host fundraising events, and provide a forum for the parent voice. Many of our members enjoy being part of the PTA as they get to meet new people, find out about what is happening at the College across all year levels and have the opportunity to contribute.”
The St Andrew’s College Parent-Teacher Association promotes and nurtures friendships within the school community and provides parents with a forum for discussion and an avenue for participation in College activities.
The PTA assists with school events and runs several fundraising projects to support selected activities in the school, including operating the Second-hand Uniform Shop. The monthly PTA meetings are the best place to get the newest information about what is going on in the Preparatory School and the Secondary School, and is also a good place for general questions and discussions.
In 1933 Mr A L Cropp presided over the inaugural meeting. The PTA have a long history of working with other community groups in support of the College. In 1943 they joined forces with the Old Boys Association to support the build of a Memorial Chapel and in 1950 assisted in building the boarders’ recreational hall. They were involved with the build of the Pipe Band room (1957) and Jubilee Hall (1966). In 1999 they completely restructured their constitution to make a more inclusive, issue-focused and thought provoking forum.
Today the PTA continues to support the College. In recent years the PTA has donated $17,500 towards new gym equipment, $5000 towards robotics for the Preparatory School, funded playground equipment, resources for the TV studio and supported the Chapel fund.
PTA meetings are open for all parents, teachers and staff members of the school.
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