PFA - Parents and Friends Association . . .
This small group of parents and teachers work really hard to raise money for a few extras for our College. The PFA have their meetings once a month on a Wednesday at 7.30pm and are looking for some new faces. The meetings are low key and usually take only an hour. If you would like to get involved in the College life this is an excellent way to get know the workings of the College. Please phone the office for more information.
PFA (PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOC.)
Our very active and supportive Parents and Friends Association will be holding a Meet and Greet meeting on Wednesday 22nd February in the school staff room at 7.00 p.m. with refreshments and nibbles. Very casual.
AGM to be held on Tuesday 7th March at 7pm in the staffroom.
Please come along and support this group. You will not be pressured into any positions but will have an opportunity to support the work of our College with other parents. We especially need new Year 9 parents.
Some dates and information on upcoming PFA events;
St John’s Eats, Beats and Treats
17th March Friday (St Patrick’s Day) at school on the field 5.30pm to 8pm. A new community event involving the entire school. Kapa Haka group, Pacifica group, Jazz band and musical items. Class room activities, food stalls along with inviting market stall holders offering clothing, craft and other goodies. Car boot sale may be an option as well. Mark this event in your calendars. Come for tea/dinner, listen to music, wonder through the different stalls and relax.
Mission Road Concert Clean-up - Dixie Chicks
8th April 2017. 25,000 people attending. Nacho Cart and clean up. Require lots of families to help us with the clean up after the concert.
Please give the office a call if you can help with this clean-up or email Jen Haliburton: firstname.lastname@example.org. We need a big group of parents for this clean-up. It is a major fundraiser for the school.
Additional events we are considering for June to November
Degustation Meal or Mid-Winter Xmas Dinner – ticket sales for this event.
Hypnotist evening with Andrew Newton – ticket sales
Looking for events where we can utilise the Nacho Cart – selling minimum of 200 nacho meals per time. If you have any ideas please attend out up and coming meetings.
PFA - Parents and Friends Association Report 2016 . . .
St. John's College Parents and Friends Association 2016 activities.
School Raffle - Degustation meal of nine courses for eight people. Cooked and served in the winners own home by the St. John's College Culinary Arts Team. An outstanding prize throughly enjoyed by the winners.
Meet and Greet - Drinks and food from the nacho cart encouraging new members to meet existing members. A great way for new parents to become involvedin the school community and acitivities.
The Mission Concert Nacho Cart - The first time being used and was a real hit! People didn't have to queue and loved the food. An excellent 'free' concert to enjoy while serving food. A great time was had by all.
The Mission Concert Cleanup - Approximately 20 people took 90 minutes to clean up after the concert. A good revenue stream for the school.
Jubilee Celebrations - The PFA ran Coffee, Cake and BBQ stalls for Sports Day and offered a taki/koha driving service for Old Boys attending the Jubilee Celebration Meal.
School Gala - PFA, parents and wider community joined in running and enjoying the school gala. The aim is to be a fundraiser, but also for fun and community interaction. The Gala involved great activities, amazing food and awesome people willing to give their time.
September - 2016
School Celebration Lunch - Decorated the hall for a celebration lunch that was enjoyed by the whole school. Included the drone videoing of the boys standing in th '75' formation.
Mission Concert, Ben Harper - Nacho Cart to be running with parents registered to help and enjoy the free concert. PFA and parents doing clean up after concert.
Stepping into this role for the first time, I've had a good team with me. It has been a year of changed events with the 75th Jubilee Celebrations and christening our wonderful Nacho Cart. I have been fortunate this year to have a bigger and more involved team of helpers and supporterswho are there to helpwith any idea I bring to the table.
For the year ahead watch this space ... complete gala change, different fundraising ideas and new faces. We are always looking for more new members so please make yourself known.
I would like to personally thank everyone who gave their precious time, no matter how big or small, to the PFA and St. John's College.
Robyn Ward - PFA Chairperson.