The Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) assists the school in providing the best possible environment for the children. The PTFA aims to bring the community together by organising many activities throughout the year.
Meetings are held on a Tuesday night each month at 7.30pm in the Bendigo Bank Room where events are planned. New parents are very welcome and are encouraged to join the Committee and become actively involved in the School community. If you think you might be able to assist the Association, even on a casual basis or just for one event or project please come to a PTFA meeting or contact the PTFA president.
Parents are a vital component of our school and we welcome your involvement.
Joining the PTFA helps keep communication open within the school community and facilitates the opportunity to develop many new friendships.
The PTFA mission statement is:
To support the whole school community by facilitating social interaction, information sharing and fundraising.
All current parents, teachers and friends of the school are automatically members of the PTFA which exists to:
- Develop the education facilities of the school and maximise their use through fund-raising and information giving activities.
- Provide opportunities for interested people to be actively involved in the life of the school.
- Foster understanding of the roles of the various groups within the school community and provide a link between them.
- Help keep parents up-to-date with educational information.
An elected Committee organises a wide range of activities for the whole school community.
For example over the last few years the PTFA has organised the following
- Welcome Morning Teas for Prep parents
- Welcome Picnic for the whole school.
- Mothers Day and Fathers Day stalls and breakfasts
- School Banking in partnership with Bendigo Bank
- School Disco
- Trivia Night
- Ivanhoe East Gala Ball
In addition, the PTFA acts as a forum for communication between groups within the School Community through our school's class representatives and through organising parent information evenings.
All teachers require at least one Class Representative each year. The class rep is responsible for producing a Contact List in the first weeks of Term 1 and keeping parents informed of events occurring throughout the School and within their class.