Welcome to Friends of Hildenborough, our PTA
Hello and welcome to Hildenborough C of E Primary’s Parent Teacher Association, a group we call ‘Friends of Hildenborough’. As parents and carers, we are all automatically members, and our aim is to enhance the learning experiences of our children by raising additional funds. This is especially important at a time when school budgets are being stretched. We strongly believe that the school and parents working in partnership is the most positive way to raise money and secure the best educational resources for our children.
The difference we make
Fundraising - every penny raised directly benefits our children.
Fun and community - our events are enjoyed by children, parents, and teachers alike, and are a great way to bring the whole school community closer together.
Parent voice - discussing where PTA money is spent, talking to teaching staff and everything in between contributes to school decision-making.
In 2022/23, our fantastic community raised over £15,000. We supported the school in a number of ways – from bigger items (funding the remainder of the forest school development that began last year, plus new lighting equipment for the school hall) to ongoing clubs the children enjoy (gardening club, craft club) and many more.
We are currently fundraising to improve and weather-proof the play track, a request from the children themselves via the School Council.
Our events for children and adults take place throughout the year – they include our popular Christmas and Summer fairs, Christmas wreath making, school discos, and the successful quiz night we launched in 2022 and which will now be an annual event. We also raise money through regular bake sales, Frozen Friday ice lolly sales in summer, the Head Teacher for the Day raffle, serving refreshments at events, and you can even recycle unwanted clothing in our charity clothing bank to help boost our funds. We love coming up with new ideas and welcome all suggestions.
Come and join us
We are a friendly group who share the work load so nobody is overburdened. We welcome as much or as little time as you can spare – if you want to volunteer to do a stall once a year, help at one craft club or join more regularly, or if you have a special skill that might be useful or a fundraising idea, all contributions are valued.
If you would like to chat about how you can volunteer or want to find out about our upcoming events, please get in touch at email@example.com or ask your class rep to add you to our WhatsApp group.
Your help will be greatly appreciated and will make a big difference. You may even have fun!
Stephanie Keefe (Chair), on behalf of all members of Friends of Hildenborough, PTA
Please find links below to the PTA's most recent AGM information.