PTA – Parent Teacher Association

PTA Junior Quiz

The PTA junior quiz was a huge success even though it had to take on a different format than usual. Children competed in their own classrooms – sitting in their house teams. A huge thank you to Marilena and Nathalie who put the quiz together. The quiz was different for each junior phase and had several different rounds including maths, general knowledge, a visual round and an oral round. The children enjoyed the competition. Thank you to everyone who paid £1 to take part. 

The PTA Committee for 2020-21

At the PTA Annual General Meeting we appointed new committee members for the year.

The committee is:

  • Joint Chairs: Marilena Skavara & Nathalie Hughes
  • Secretary: Julie Adlington
  • Treasurer: Otto Balsiger
  • Amanda Glaser will continue in her role as PTA Fundraising Partnerships Co-ordinator.

The work the PTA did last year was amazing. In such difficult circumstances they still managed to create a sense of community with the new PTA newsletters, ice pop sales in front gardens and second hand uniform sales. This year the PTA have some very exciting and innovative ideas to keep the PTA active within the school community. The first event will be the new Reception parent event. Information about this coming out soon. Do remember that you are all members of the PTA by being a parent at the school.

Here is the latest PTA newsletter: PTA issue 8

* The two Bags2School collections raised an amazing £1644! Well done everyone.

**Our Holly Park school lottery has raised £2090 so far, we congratulated 63 Holly Park winners. YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT! Here’s How to play.  MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE RIGHT HOLLY PARK SCHOOL!

Can You Help Raise Money For The School Through Match Funding At Your Work Place?

Did you know there are hundreds of organisations which offer their employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by ‘matching’ the money they raise for a chosen cause?   Is your company one of them? By manning a stall at the Winter Fair for ½ an hour, a Shell employee raised £350. Since the school year started, five donations have raised an impressive £3,500 for PTA funds. Your company may offer a match funding programme so it’s worth speaking with your HR department. It is usually a simple case of filling out a form and then supplying a letter on Headed Notepaper confirming the amount raised at the event and your involvement. Please reach out to the PTA Committee by emailing if you need more information or help approaching your organisation. Look out for a leaflet about match funding which will be emailed out.

Contact us

There are several ways to contact the Friends of Holly Park School:

Come along to a meeting.

Talk to a committee member.


Check our facebook page Holly Park PTA

Put a note in the blue PTA drawer in the school foyer.

For more information on the Friends of Holly Park read our parent pack: The role of the PTA