Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
All existing parents and new arrivals at Chennestone are automatically members of the PTA. Parents are also welcome to join the Committee, which meets in the evening to plan fundraising and social events. If you are new to Chennestone it can be a great way of getting to know other parents and teachers. In addition, each class has two parent representatives, who organise class social events, get people involved and meet regularly with the Headteacher. Regular PTA newsletters, the website, the MLE and the weekly school newsletter keep everyone updated.
The aim of the PTA at Chennestone is to provide the school with many of the essentials and extras that would otherwise not be available from the annual school budget and to foster a sense of community. The PTA has a number of social and fundraising events throughout the year. These include the Christmas Fair, the Summer Fair, raffles and lotteries, family and school discos, quiz nights, fashion shows, shopping evenings and ice skating. In previous years, the PTA has provided the school with large items such as new staging, an adventure trail for the playground, a PA system, hall curtains, curriculum resources for Numeracy, reading books and playground equipment. Annually the PTA raise approximately £10,000.
Love our Library funding project
The Love our Library funding project is getting underway and the PTA need your help! Our first phase is book donations. Here is a suggested list of good quality reading books that we would like to stock in the upcoming renovated library, so we’re asking parents and friends of the school to have a glance at the list to see if you might have these at home that you’d be willing to donate the library. The list runs in order of year groups, and we have added the images of the book covers to help you see what we are asking for. We are looking to stock at least 4 copies of each book so lots of donations needed! Please bring book donations into the office. Any donations are very much appreciated.
We want to ignite the children's love for reading and we are planning to renovate the library space itself. We want the children to have a library that they love, that offers them some comfort; an escape into a story; and a place to feel inspired within.
This is a big project and funds that the PTA have been raising will go towards this but we are working hard on this project to raise more. We thank you in advance for any donations and help you can give.
Book list for Chennestone Library - PDF 44 KB
Reading Books for Lower School - PDF 2.18 MB
Reading Books for Upper School - PDF 3.11 MB
PTA Newsletter - December 2019 - PDF 1.47 MB
PTA Newsletter - November 2019 - PDF 692 KB
PTA AGM Minutes - PDF 141 KB