PTA

What is the PTA and what does it dO?

Our PTA is the Parents and Teachers Association for Nonsuch High School for Girls.  Through the PTA, these groups (including staff) act together for the benefit of the school and its students. 

In particular, the PTA helps by:

  • Fundraising (including running the 200+ Club)
  • Organising social events for both girls and parents – including the Year 7 parents' social evening
  • Serving refreshments at key events/meetings
  • Selling secondhand uniform
  • Supporting the school and improving communication
     

Yearly calendar

Our regular events include:

  • September – Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • October – Year 7 Categories Quiz
  • November/December – Parents and Carers Christmas Party Night  
  • December – Christmas Fair
  • March – Quiz Night
  • May – Year 13 Leavers’ Breakfast
  • July – Uniform sale; Summer Fair; Welcome Event (for new parents)

Details of all of these events and others run or supported by the PTA are publicised in the school’s termly newsletter or in letters that are usually sent out as part of the school's weekly email each Friday.
 

How do I join?

You don't have to formally join the Nonsuch PTA as all parents automatically become a member when their daughter joins the school. But we do need people to get actively involved and it really helps if we know who is willing and able to support us.

We always need volunteers to help at specific events, but perhaps you are good at writing or designing or have a business that offers services we may be able to use?  If you would like to help or volunteer your skills in any way, please get in touch with Natasha Howe on PTA@nonsuchschool.org
 

What does the PTA do with the funds it raises?

Last Year 2015/2016 the PTA donated at the request of the School:

  • The trophy display cabinet
  • Heart rate monitors for the PE department
  • Heart start defibrillator training machines for first aid training
  • Non fiction books for the library
  • JSTOR subscription for academic papers
  • Christmas tree
  • Vouchers for GCSE and A Level Prize Giving
  • Vouchers for end of year achievement awards
  • Sports Awards evening prizes
  • DT department equipment
  • Desks, chairs, whiteboard and IT equipment for two classrooms in the new building

This totalled to just over £20,500
 

What is the 200+ Club?

The PTA organises a monthly raffle called the 200 Club which raises funds for the school.  Each year we raise up to £6,000 for school projects through the 200+ Club (with £6,000 a year also given away in monthly prizes).

Each parent can buy a number from 1 to 200 for only £5 per month and there is a monthly draw for prizes up to £500.

If you would like the chance to win up to £500 per month, please complete the response form.  And remember, because all money raised (apart from prizes) goes directly to the school, even if you don’t win, your daughter will benefit hugely!


Why does Nonsuch have a Pta?

Your daughter’s time at Nonsuch is very important and most of us want to help with the education and wellbeing of our daughters during the years they spend at the school.  So, in consultation with the staff, we do whatever we can to help. Fundraising, for example, is vital because, sadly, national funding never covers everything needed to produce real excellence in education. And we know that some parents find it helpful to meet parents of their daughter’s friends – as this is much harder at secondary than primary school, we try to fill that gap with our social events.

How do I contact the Pta?

Our chair is Natasha Howe and you can email her on   PTA@nonsuchschool.org   Alternatively, you can send in letters via the school office, marked for Natasha’s attention and clearly labelled PTA.

To join the 200+ Club, simply fill in the form on this page and return it to the school as directed.


NONSUCH PTA AND AMAZON

Are you an Amazon shopper?

With any purchase you make on Amazon you can help Nonsuch PTA earn funds.  Through the Amazon Associates programme, the PTA will earn a percentage of purchases made through our link:  Nonsuch/Amazon