St Catherine's Colleges PTA Newsletter

26th February 2020

Dear Parents / Caregivers

The PTA needs your help – WHY?

While St Catherine’s College receives funding from the Ministry of Education and its Proprietor (the Sisters of Mercy) this only covers the basics. To provide a high-quality learning environment and opportunities for our students the school needs to raise extra funds. This is particularly important this year given we have opted into the Government’s Donation Scheme for decile 1-7 schools. This means the school receives an extra $150 of funding for each student but it is no longer able to ask for curriculum related donations.

How do we raise funds?

The PTA raises funds through our annual request to all whanau for a financial donation to the PTA. We also raise funds through fundraising events, such as last year’s Gala Auction, which raised $15,000.

What happens to money raised by the PTA?

It goes straight back to St Catherine’s. Last year the PTA helped fund the new data projector in the hall as well as new chrome books.

This year the PTA will fund new volleyball equipment worth $2,500, a digital keyboard worth $3,000, a laser cutter worth $5,500 and library furniture worth $3,000.

Please indicate below how you can hel

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□ I will join the PTA – we meet once a month on a Thursday in the staff room

□ I can help with fundraising events

□ I will make a financial donation. Each year we ask all families to commit to a donation of $45 but if you are able to pledge a greater amount that’d be great (this amount will appear as a voluntary payment in the “financial” tab on the parent portal or in the statement emailed to you by the school).

□ $ 45

□ $ 90

□ $125

□ Other amount – please state ………..

Please fill in your name below and return it to the school office or email it to stcatherinescollegepta@gmail.com

Thanks for your support

Cecilia Ross and Lucy Wooles

PTA Co-Chairs

Name: ……………………………………………………………..

Home Phone: …………………………….. Mobile:………………………………

Email address:…………………………………………..

Phone: +64 4 939 8988

Email: office@scc.school.nz

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