The Belleville Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a charitable organisation run by volunteer parents of Belleville School.
All parents automatically become members of the PTA when they join Belleville.
Getting involved with the PTA is a great way of getting to know other families and school staff whilst making a contribution to the quality of school life. Children love seeing their parents in school. By getting involved, you can benefit them, improve their educational environment and make friends too.
Supporting the school
The PTA was set up by parents to raise money to improve the school environment for our children.
Over the years we have raised many thousands of pounds, which have been spent on improving equipment and facilities.
Past PTA fundraising efforts have helped fund playground refurbishments, computers & ipads, interactive whiteboards, music equipment, minibuses and the building of an art room. The PTA also supports an Arts and Sports Fund, for activities that parents would like to see more resources provided for. This has funded as an instrumental music scheme and a running club.
Building a cohesive Belleville community
We also believe that our PTA should have another function and that is to bring the children, staff and parents together socially. To this end we run a number of fun and social events.
All new reception children and parents are invited to a picnic in early September before they start at Belleville, so that there are a few familiar faces on their first day at school.
Later on in the year we run a number of social events:
- QUIZ NIGHT for parents
- FILM NIGHTS for the children
- CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING
- CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
- CHRISTMAS FAIR
- DISCOs for the children
- EASTER BAKE
- FUN RUN
- SUMMER PARTIES for parents
- SUMMER FAIR and many more. . .
Most years we try something new, led by ideas from parents: table top sale, beer festival, pampering evenings . . .
All these events are organised and run by volunteers.
We have a team of about ten trustees at the heart of the operation who meet a couple of times a term in the evening. Some events are organised by the trustees, others are organised by one or two parents who think it would be a nice thing to do.