In past years the events held by the PFA have funded the following items:
2010 30 laptops £5000
2011 Re-marking of all playgrounds £3130
2012 Jubilee Medals for each child £1052
2012/13 Playground and Early Year's equipment/tricycles/sand pits £2123
2011/13 The Woodland Project £1400
2013 Smart Boards £1600
2013 Extension building works at school £3000
2014 The Woodland Project £1000
2014 10 new laptops £3700
2015 New Soft Surface in the Playground £4245
2017 16 IPads
2018 Outdoor Storyland area £5500
Total contribution over the last 8 years £31,745
Planned contributions will be posted in this section as they are agreed.
How we raise and spend money
Throughout the academic year, the PFA arranges a variety of events for school funds and ultimately for pupils, parents and teachers to come together and have some FUN! Generally they include an Easter Trail, Autumn Party, Movie Nights, Coffee Mornings and Clothing Collections. All events rely on the generous support of parents/carers/grandparents and everyone is most welcome to participate in whichever way they prefer.
We also apply for relevant grants from charities the committee feel are appropriate.
It is at our PFA Committee Meetings, that decisions are made on how to spend the money taken. Usually, the school will have a ‘wish list’ of items to purchase. Sometimes this will be as a result of the children asking, other times for resources to improve a curriculum or school based environment. In the main the PFA funds ‘extras' not provided by the school budget to make our children's learning experiences more fulfilling and exciting.
The teacher liaison officer gathers requests from staff and children in school to bring this to committee meetings for voting and approving funding.
We try to spend money fairly quickly. This way you can be assured your child and everybody’s child is feeling the benefit as soon as possible.
Other ways you can help raise funds are by signing up to Easy Fundraising and simply clicking the button each time you shop online. By purchasing your 'uniform name labels' through Stikins and using our code 35958, St Patrick's receives a huge 15-30%.
The PFA sincerely appreciates all of the support given to it by you, the parents and friends of
St. Patrick's School. Without your support this fundraising would not be possible. THANK YOU.