Parents’, Teachers’ and Friends’ Association (PTFA)
Sacred Heart of Mary Girl’s School PTFA
Registered Charity No: 312643
(The Upminster Convent School Parents’ Teachers’ and Friend’s Association)
Welcome to the Sacred Heart Parents’, Teachers’ and Friends’ Association (PTFA) page!
As secondary school parents, we all know how difficult it is to get involved in school life, particularly as we no longer meet at the school gate as we did in primary school. However, despite these difficulties, we are always seeking new ways of encouraging parents to get involved, be it in fundraising, volunteering your time or raffle prizes.
The PTFA was registered as a charity on 11th November 1973 as The Upminster Convent School Parents’ Teacher’s and Friends’ Association. The committee has been instrumental in raising funds for the maintenance of the minibuses, lighting equipment in the hall and other developments within the school in recent times.
Who are the PTFA
As the current PTFA, we are keen to keep the legacy alive by engaging with all parents, teachers and friends by raising funds for all the different requirements of the school, especially during the difficult financial environment in which schools find themselves.
We are a group of parents who currently meet at least four times each year (usually in the Staff Room), with an AGM taking place at the beginning of each school year. The PTFA Committee is currently made up of the listed officers below:
Chairperson – Liz Allen
Vice Chairperson – Renee Paris
Secretary – Joao Couto
Treasurer – Margaret Mangwende
These roles ensure that a coordinated approach is taken in organising events and communication to everyone. We are looking to create a few more roles to allow more people to get involved, please contact us via email on [email protected] if you are interested in taking part.
SHOM Christmas Night Market
This is a brand new event – we are looking for people with a craft or skill who would like to sell their goods at our Christmas Night Market. We’re keen to get as many people involved as possible, be it behind the scenes or on the evening. For more information on the next event, please contact Kerry Jones via the School email address [email protected]
We are also looking for donations of new toys for our Santa’s grotto in the following age groups:
0 – 18mths
18 mths – 3 years
4 years – 6 years
7 years – 10 years
Please send any new toy donations into school where there will collection boxes in the Old Hall. All donations will received House points
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Do you work for a company that donates to charitable causes?
Do they offer match funding for fundraising by registered charities?
If so, please contact us at [email protected] to see how you can help!
We are always looking for helpers to assist with serving teas and coffees at the various events held at Sacred Heart of Mary. Please contact us via email [email protected] if you have an evening to spare or would like to be included on the rota.
How to Join the PTFA
Please email [email protected] if you’re interested in joining the PTFA, this can be in any capacity, the more the merrier!
Suggestions and Comments
If you have any suggestions and comments, please contact us via email on [email protected] We are always looking for new and innovative ways of doing things!