Welcome from the Chair

PTA Chair

Well done and a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for your contributions and support to the Old Palace Parent and Teachers Association.

Our PTA would like to thank you for your support and we are pleased to announce that we have been able to donate £10,000 to the school minibus scheme over the last 2 years. Our contribution has enabled an additional minibus which has facilitated transport for the girls to far more sporting events and trips, reducing the cost of any external transport. This contribution is much appreciated by the school. Furthermore, due to the donation, the school was able to freeze the price of travel for parents who use the minibus service to get their daughter to and from school. This is an incredible result for our “put a name to a face while raising money along the way” PTA events.

In addition, the PTA has been able to subsidise the tickets for the annual PTA Pantomime visit (2017) at Waddon Leisure Centre, Trampoline park and our prep discos.. The PTA has also been able to provide ice lollies and refreshments for the 1-6 year sports days.

We are a thriving group and have created a string of successful and entertaining events that encourage everyone to come together and be familiar with each other. From our Quiz night to Family Beetle Drive and our Comedy at Old Palace, they have all been thoroughly enjoyed by all. In appreciation of our rich wealth of culture in our school, the first of our cultural celebration evenings was the PTA Mela. With so many nationalities in our fantastic school, we hope to continue to celebrate this golden opportunity in the future. Mixing with all ages and extended family has seen our Rounders in the Park event in the summer holidays continue to grow as a refreshing addition to our PTA calendar.

Please stay tuned and get involved where you can, keep giving feedback and sharing your ideas. It is all in a good cause and lots of fun. I encourage as much participation as possible to contribute to a strong Old Palace community and that happens when we help to create this – all contributions are greatly received large or small and is entirely optional, it all counts and adds value.

Thank you again and I hope you can see the benefits of attending these fun, social opportunities through our PTA to engage with families and teachers at Old Palace.