Welcome to the YGG Aberdâr PTA page
WHAT IS THE PTA?
The PTA (Parent/Teacher Association) exists to provide closer links between home and school and it's an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.
Over the years the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children's education experience and the school’s facilities. We have also developed good links with the local community and are always well supported by both residents and businesses, for which we are very grateful. Many of our local shops are very generous providing donations for raffle prizes and some have taken part in our Christmas and Summer Fayres. We are also extremely grateful to the local businesses who have participated in charity matched giving schemes. This has made a huge difference to our fundraising efforts.
The PTA also hosts numerous events throughout the year including
HOW DO I JOIN THE PTA?
You don't need to join. All families are automatically members of the YGG Aberdâr PTA when their child joins the school and all parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available to give.
PTA COMMITTEE AND MEETINGS
Our PTA committee consists of three Officers: Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
We also have between 5 and 10 ordinary committee members to make up the full committee.
The PTA meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term, with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning bigger events. These meetings are usually announced on the Facebook group and can vary in time and place to help accommodate parents who are working full time etc.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in September and provides an opportunity for parents to come along and hear in more detail about the work of the PTA, the events we've run, the funds we've raised and how the money has been spent. It's also when we elect our new committee members.
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings as we value your input
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PTA.
Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable and it doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis.
There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare.
We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive. If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer at any time.
All help is gratefully received!
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
To keep up to date with the PTA we do have a Facebook page.
Search “Y.G.G.Aberdar PTA” or type in https://www.facebook.com/groups/134474129933633
You can also get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Diolch / Thank you
Every Friday the PTA runs fruity Friday where the children have an opportunity to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy snacks.
We usually meet in the staff room about 8.45-9.00am (after dropping the kids off) and begin preparing the fruit and vegetables.
At about 10am we then run the fruit stall either in the library or in the summer (if the weather is nice) outside in the bandstand.
Afterwards we pack up and are usually finished between 11 to 11.30am.
If you can volunteer, please get in touch with us on the Facebook page (see on the page above) or email us.
Don’t worry if you can only spare half hour as the most help is needed to prepare the fruit. And if you can only help once in the year we will be happy to have you!
No need to worry about baby sitters as younger siblings are welcome to come and we always have time for a cuppa!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON 😊