St. Nicholas PTFA

About the PTFA

The PTFA is a Registered Charity, No. 1162567. We have four Trustee positions, Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

PTFA Chair Position – vacancy to be filled at the AGM on 6th November. Voluntary role. Click here for more details.

The St Nicholas Catholic High School PTFA is comprised of parents and teachers working together to raise additional funds for the benefit of students in the school. Over the course of this year, the PTA has raised over £8,000 from a number of different events, including a Quiz Night, Christmas Market, Christmas Raffle, Wine Tasting Evening, Summer Ball and Fashion Show. In addition to raising money, the PTFA works closely with the school to support key school functions, such as providing refreshments and raffles at school events.

Our goal for the 2017/18 year was to raise funds towards new outdoor sheltered seating areas for our students. The total sum raised in the year to July 2018 of £8,000 has been earmarked for this project. School is currently obtaining quotes and we hope to be reporting back soon on the positive impact of the new seating.

Our goal for the 2018/19 year will be arrived at in consultation with the students/Student Council and Teachers.

The PTFA would like to thank all parents who have supported any of this year’s events, from buying tickets and attending events, to serving refreshments and providing raffle prizes.

All parents are effectively members of the PTFA and we are always glad to see new faces at our meetings, dates of which you will find under the tab above. There is no requirement to attend every meeting, just come when you can or even email us with an offer of help at one of our events (even 30 minutes serving refreshments can be an enormous help!)

More information about future events can be found under the relevant tab above.

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Grand Christmas Raffle

This year we will be holding a Grand Christmas Raffle with the following prizes:

1st Prize – A 7 night Eurocamp holiday for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children under 17 with a contribution to ferry travel.

2nd Prize – A luxury Christmas Hamper and a magnum of Prosecco

3rd Prize – £50 cash

Tickets can be purchased from 22nd October 2018 through ParentPay

Terms and Conditions:

The prize details are as follows:

  • 7 night holiday for 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 17 and under), or 4 adults at a European parc in the 2019 Eurocamp brochure, subject to availability. Eurocamp reserves the right to exclude certain parcs
  • This prize is only applicable to Classic Tents, Classic and Esprit range holiday homes
  • Holiday must be completed on or before 6th July 2019, or taken on or after 31st August 2019 and completed by 1st November 2019
  • Includes a return P&O Dover to Calais ferry crossing for one car and passengers to the value of £55. Any costs above this amount will be payable by the prize-winner
  • Alternatively, you may take an accommodation only holiday and pay for your own travel
  • Travel insurance and car breakdown insurance can be included at a supplement
  • Prize includes bed linen & beach towels for all party members
  • Eurocamp reserves the right to change date and parc exclusions at any point
  • Groups may not be permitted on certain parcs
  • The prize is subject to Eurocamp Booking Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed at or in the current copy of the Eurocamp brochure
  • The prize is subject to availability, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered

Working together to improve the learning experience of all our children

We would love to welcome you to our PTFA meetings next academic year. Come along and join our friendly group. No obligation to attend all meetings – just come when you can!

Meetings are held in the staff room at school.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 16, 2019 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • November 12, 2019 6.15 – 7.15 pm AGM
  • January 13, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • March 10, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • April 27, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • June 2, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm

St Nicholas PTFA Event Dates 2019-20

St Nicholas River Run

Saturday 21st September 2019
Find out more here

River Run t-shirts sizing guide here

St Nicholas PTFA Role Descriptions

Main roles

The Chair

Main duty: To have the final say on PTA decisions.

Key jobs:

  • To make all committee members feel welcome and valued;
  • to set the PTA agenda;
  • to provide leadership;
  • to co-write the annual PTA report.

Needs to be: Enthusiastic, calm; good at listening; decisive.

The Deputy

Main duty: To support the work of the PTA Chair.

Key jobs:

  • To step in for the Chair when the Chair is absent;
  • to work with the Chair to see the PTA runs smoothly and communicates well.

Needs to be: Supportive, enthusiastic; energetic; organised.

The Treasurer

Main duty: To oversee the PTA’s financial affairs.

Key jobs:

  • To manage accounts;
  • do banking and maintain up-to-date financial records.

Needs to be: Reliable; organised; good with numbers.

The Secretary

Main duty: To keep up-to-date records of PTA activity.

Key jobs:

  • To organise PTA meetings;
  • to prepare and distribute agendas and minutes;
  • to build strong relationships with key school staff – including the office staff and caretakers.

Needs to be: Organised; good at time management and friendly.