Balshaw's Association PTFA
All parents are automatically members of the Balshaw’s Association PTFA, which exists to promote co- operation between home and school and, among other purposes, to stimulate an interest in all matters relating to education. It is hoped that parents will take a full part in all the activities of the Association, which supports the work done by the school. From time to time voluntary contributions are requested to meet the essential costs of educational visits and activities.
The Balshaw’s Association PTFA has an ongoing programme of activities including quizzes, treasure hunts, promises auction, bingo, and have an important role in supporting school events such as the annual Family Fun Day and Spring Fair.
The role of the Association is important, not only as a fundraiser, but also as a chance for parents, teachers, governors and students to work together for the good of the school.
A “Welcome Evening” is always hosted for new parents to meet socially with each other and the staff. The funds raised by the Association help to enhance facilities in school; in recent years the committee has raised money for the minibus and money towards 3G pitch.
Balshaw's Association PTFA Meetings
Please see the Balshaw's Association PTFA Meeting schedule below. Where possible, the agenda for the meetings will be published here in advance. All are welcome to attend the meetings:
- Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 7.30pm - Agenda here
- Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 7.30pm
- Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 7.30pm
- Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7.30pm
- Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 7.30pm
- Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 7.30pm
- Wednesday 6 June 2018 at 7.30pm
Balshaw's Association PTFA Events
Please see the list of Balshaw's Association PTFA events for the coming academic year below. Unless stated otherwise all events are held at school.
- Christmas Bingo - Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm
- Quiz Night - Satruday 27th January at 7.30pm
- Quiz Night - Saturday 24th February at 7.30pm
- Easter Bingo - Friday 16th March at 7.30pm - venue to be decided
- Family Fun Day and Spring Fair - Saturday 12th May - start time to be decided
Previous Balshaw's Association PTFA Events
Read all about our Family Fun Day and Spring Fair for 2017 here.