Parent Teacher Association

Parent Teacher Association

The George Street Normal School (GSNS) Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a friendly group of parents and teachers who actively support our school.

We are always looking for new members and welcome all our families and the new ideas that they bring. 

All parents/caregivers are warmly invited to attend our PTA meetings, which are held twice per term on Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the GSNS staffroom, unless otherwise advised.  

2019 PTA meeting dates:

Monday 11 Feb

Monday 18 March

Monday 6 May 

Monday 10 June

Monday 29 July (AGM 7pm)

Monday 2 September

Tuesday 22 October

Monday 25 November

The 2019-2020 PTA office bearers are:

Chair: Tracy MacAulay-Higgan

Vice Chair: Melissa Lethaby

Treasurer: Tania Henwood

Secretary: Kerri Maclennan

We realise that many families have very busy lives and not much spare time.  For those who would like to be involved but who are unable to join the PTA committee, please join our Facebook group 'GSNS Friends of the PTA'.

Click here for GSNS Friends of The PTA on Facebook

Here, you can keep updated about upcoming school events, and have the opportunity to volunteer to help with specific requests, such as offering an hour to help at a disco, or provide some baking.

If you are a whizz at sausage sizzles or have some brilliant ideas for fundraising at our school, we would love to hear from you.  Thank you to everyone who is willing to offer their time and get involved every now and again.  As the saying goes;  'many hands make light work'. 

Regular events/fundraisers organised by the PTA:

  • Biennial school fair

  • School disco

  • Hosting "Meet the Teacher Night"

  • Ice skating night

  • Pizza lunch

  • Quiz night

  • Hot cross buns

  • Calendar art

  • Kids' market day

 Our fundraising efforts have achieved:

  • Purchasing new playground and sporting equipment, and renovating outdoor areas

  • Outfitting the Makers Space with art and techbnology resources

  • Purchasing new library books

  • Annual gift of Year 6 class photo to every graduating Year 6 student

  • Annual provision of funds to every class to puchase winter games and resources

  • Annual provision of funds for sound/lighting requirements for end-of -year productions

  • Annual provision of term date magnets to every family

  • Purchasing and outfitting three science trolleys 

Everyone is welcome on the GSNS PTA.

For more information, please contact Tracy MacAulay-Higgan at tracy@mad.geek.nz