Uniform sale to be held at New Intake Evening on 21st June 22 and uniform sales continue. Please contact Sandra Smith on 07725 312831 if you want to buy uniform or wish to donate uniform.
The AGM accepted the 2020/2021 accounts and Trustee report presented by Treasurer Jasbir Marwa and noted the success of the uniform sales run very effectively by Sandra Smith and the Christmas 2020 Raffle, which raised enough money to fund 6 picnic benches earlier this year. Mr Wright noted that the laptops funded by the PTA during lockdown for disadvantaged students continue to be in regular use too. A very kind thank you message had been received for the funding for a recent Maths Olympiad Team from the Maths Department and this is now available to read along with other thank you messages on the main PTA web page here.
The PTA agreed to fund new projects at TGAS to a total of £2071.72:
- History text books for KS3 and 4 – £165
- RE – a set of KS3 (Year 8) Benjamin Zephaniah books – £197.67
- New extra-curricular Garden Club – a £100 initial contribution to the project
- Funding for 2 staff to attend Mental Health First Aid training – £300
- Photography: funds to purchase 2 DSLR cameras – £740
- 5 x Science Power Packs – £569.05
Becky Hess has handed over as Chair to Rachel Hopkins and Hayley Heathcote – all other Committee members remain (Secretaries: Jo Stubley and Sandra Smith, Treasurer Jasbir Marwa).
All TGAS staff and parents/carers are invited to PTA meetings and events – if you have any help, skills, connections or resources to offer we would be so pleased to involve you in whatever capacity suits you – no pressure! Anyone with or without previous PTA experience is warmly welcomed. Please do contact us via our email address or the school office. Thank you!
At the last meeting on 16th September the PTA donated the following to the school:
Baking trays for cookery £102.50
LED lighting for a new Photography Studio £558
Entry for a girls team to participate in a Maths Olympiad £100
A water bath for the Science Dept. £238.50
The PTA’s 2021 Quiz took place on Friday 8th October – the amount raised is TBC but income will be over £450. Thanks to all who supported this event! A report will follow shortly under Recent Activities. Special thanks are due to Papa Johns who sponsored the event and provided magnificent pizzas bang on time – they were absolutely delicious and we are very grateful for their very generous support!
2021 PTA Raffle
On 13th December 2021, the PTA Raffle was drawn live online by an automated randomised number selection process. There were 18 winners of prizes that had been generously donated by parents and local businesses. We are delighted to confirm that the raffle raised £1688. A report with more details can be found under Recent Activities. Thank you to all who supported this event!
Uniform Sale – Friday 9th July
Sonia and Jo from the PTA ready for our first customers at our uniform sale on Friday 9th July!
This new Year 7 student bought nearly all his uniform for less than £40 – no waiting and a few additional items on priority order too!
PTA Musical Bingo Night – 5th March
2020 PTA Raffle
On 16th December 2020, the PTA Raffle was drawn live online by an automated randomised number selection process. There were over 25 winners of prizes that had been generously donated by parents and local businesses, including Fiesta del Asado Restaurant in Shirley, the Crown Plaza Hotel and Nandos. We are delighted to confirm that the raffle raised £2685. A report with more details can be found under Recent Activities. Thank you to all who supported this event!
PTA Meeting 3rd December 2020
The PTA agreed to fund the following items requested by the school:
Food Tech: £160 for 20 food mixers
Media: £120 for 4 A Level Media theory library books
D&T: £380 for a Cricut Maker
RE: £332 for 2 new visualisers to support online lessons
2020 PTA AGM
The 2020 PTA AGM took place via Zoom on October 8th and was better attended then ever! Thank you to all those who participated. We accepted the accounts presented by Treasurer Jasbir Marwa and discussed 6 possible bids for funding from the school. We had £2581 available to spend. Funding was agreed as follows:
- English books (set texts) for students KS3-Year 9 – £750 with the request that there is a system in place to collect books back for use by future students as these should remain the property of the school
- D and T 2D design licence £500 for extended 3 year licence
- Politics A Level Text Books £300 – to remain the property of the school as above
Some conditional funding was offered to Geography if they have a shortfall to purchase equipment, and further information was requested from the English Dept.
Online Musical Bingo Event October 16th 2020
Our first online PTA fundraiser ever attracted support from over 80 families, of whom around 50 families participated on the night from their living rooms in the five rounds of bingo based on music, numbers and online banter. Prizes of chocolate, wine and tasty treats for a line and a full house, were won by 12 different people, including the first family to have purchased a ticket for the event! We were delighted to raise just over £700 for the school and it was so much fun that we are planning another similar event in the Spring, so there’s another chance for you to get involved! Thank you to everyone who generously supported us, and of course to King of the Castle Entertainment for running the event so professionally. Our sponsors of prizes included Marks and Spencer, the Co-op, Carluccios and The Sweet Fairy who kindly gave us a beautiful Halloween gift box: thank you again to them all!
Year 7 Disco
The Year 7 Disco that took place on 22nd November 2019 raised £543 which will be doubled by the magic of match funding, courtesy of DHL. Thanks to all involved and parents who supported this event.
Click here to view details about this event.
If you work for a company that offers match funding PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PTA! we can double everything we can raise, massively increasing the value of what we can add at TGA, if we can find parents whose employers will match fund. Details are on the letter published on the Portal and Parent Post, and are available from the PTA. You don’t have to do anything much at all for us to be able to claim this!