Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow
What is the PTA?
The PTA is a registered charity, which exists to raise extra funds to help the pupils of Broadwater Down Primary School. Every parent and carer with a child at school is invited to be an active member of the PTA. It is also open to teachers and staff.
What do we do?
The main aim of the PTA is to fundraise – we make as much money as we can for the school. It’s not all financial though! We make a valuable contribution to the social life of the school community by providing pupils, parents, carers, teachers and staff lots of opportunities to have fun together while raising the funds.
How to we do it?
The PTA organizes a number of events and activities throughout the school year, ranging from the summer fete and Christmas night market, to smaller events, like school discos, cake stalls and our film club.
When do we meet?
We try to meet a couple of times a term to plan and discuss upcoming events. Most of our meetings are held after drop off on Friday mornings – keep your eye out for posters. We do try to have some meetings in the evenings for working parents as well. Everyone is very welcome to attend meetings regularly or just whenever possible.
What is the money used for?
Currently, we are working hard to raise money to support the exciting curriculum enhancement opportunities planned by the school. There are so many plans currently being worked on and many more in the pipeline.
We also support in other ways including subsidized school trips, ice lollies on sports day and crackers during the Christmas meal.
Can I get involved in the PTA?
Yes please! We are always looking for new members, new ideas and new helpers! If you would like to be involved in the planning of events and making decisions about how money raised will be spent, please come along to our Committee meetings and the AGM (which is held in March).
But you really don’t have to attend every meeting to make a difference. The PTA Committee needs the help and support of as many parents, carers and friends as possible to make our events a success. The more helpers we have, the more money we can raise for our children.
If you would like to support the PTA in any way at all, by coming to meetings, contributing ideas, or joining the PTA committee please leave your contact details with Amanda in the school office or email Sarah on the details below. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Contact Sarah West at broadwaterdownPTA@gmail.com
Our Christmas Fair
We’d like to encourage as many supporters of Broadwater Down Primary School to sign up to easyfundraising.org.uk/pta to help us raise additional funds. The easyfundraising.org.uk site is quick and simple to use. Whenever you are shopping online (with over 2,000 retailers), your purchase will generate a donation for our PTA, without costing you a penny!
PTA’s across the UK have already raised over £240,000 using the site and we hope the website will give us a great boost to our fundraising efforts. Registration is simple and takes only 10 minutes. So please follow the 3 easy steps below and help support our cause.
STEP 1: Sign up
Where you will be taken through the sign up process
STEP 2: Install Find & Remind
You will be asked if you wish to install Find & Remind. Click Yes
Every time you look for a product the search box will be right there where you need it to be. It highlights easy fundraising links in its search results making it easy to maximise your fundraising efforts. You can store links and it already comes with all your favourite retail categories loaded into it. Find & Remind is updated daily with the best deals available and it tracks your personal donations and your cause donations as well.
STEP 3: Raise money when you search the web
When you search the web, use our charity search engine:
Set it as your home page and use it every time you search the web. Easy search will donate half a penny for every search to Broadwater Down Primary School, Tunbridge Wells. You can raise an extra £25 a year on average, simply by using easysearch instead of Google or any other search engine.
Please follow the 3 steps above. This will only take a few minutes of your time, but will make a real and continued difference to our school.
Thank you for your continued support, from the PTA