Welcome to Balgowan School PTA!
What is the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)?
Balgowan School PTA is a separate registered charity established to advance the education of pupils in Balgowan in particular by:
- developing effective relationships between the staff parents and others associated with the school;
- engaging in activities or providing facilities’ or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.
Parents, guardians and carers of pupils currently attending Balgowan and all staff are automatically members of the PTA. These members elect a committee each year to oversee the day to day running of the PTA and to coordinate its activities.
What do we do?
Our main aim is to raise valuable funds for the school by organising events that not only achieve those goals but are also great fun for all! Our two biggest events are the summer fair and Christmas fair but there are also quiz nights, discos and sale days.
The PTA Online Shop
Tickets for the majority of Balgowan PTA events are available to buy through the PTA’s online shop:
This is the preferred method of payment, however we can also accept cheques payable to ‘Balgowan PTA’. Please post any cheques to the PTA post boxes located in the junior and infants playground.
Where does the money raised go?
The PTA raises most of its funds through running events, organising sales of goods, a PTA lottery, direct donations from parents and carers and commission when purchasing goods through 3 rd party organisations. All funds raised go towards improving the educational experience of the Balgowan pupils. Most recently, the PTA has provided funding for the complete renovation of the Juniors playground, new fencing for the Reception playarea, interactive whiteboards in every class, iPads to help with pupil development, forest school equipment, library furniture, coaches to concerts at the O2 arena and fun celebrations. We are currently raising funds to renovate the Infants playground and for new ICT equipment.
How can you help?
There are many ways to get involved with the PTA – you can do as little or as much as you like. Ideas for new events or projects to support the school are always welcome.
The PTA also has a way you can donate a small regular amount through joining our lottery.
Please also have a look at the following links for easy ways to raise money without doing anything more than your normal activities!
You can get in touch for further information by emailing:
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