St. Mark’s is proud to be a welcoming school where a loving and caring community is created and the children at the centre of the community are encouraged to achieve their potential, growing in confidence and assurance as they go. As they learn about themselves and the world in which they live they are taught to be considerate of others. At the same time a spirit of adventure and enquiry is encouraged so that children are ready to meet the opportunities and challenges in a changing society.
Like many Parent Teacher Associations St Mark’s PTA, is there to support the school and to help make the educational experience of the children there as best as it can be. Working alongside and with staff, they raise additional funds for the school and seek to enhance a sense of community amongst the families of the children who go to the school.
Meetings are held each term and all parents are welcomed to share their ideas and hear about how the money raised is spent to support their child’s education. Parents are encourage to use their skills to make the annual events a success.
Money that is raised by the PTA goes directly to St Mark’s and has been used to refurbish the library, purchase playground equipment, food technology amongst other things.
The PTA raises money via the Easy Fundraising site and have had wine tasting events which prove very popular. The Winter and Summer Fairs are the main events that the PTA organise and there is a disco each term for the children.
Currently the PTA is looking for donations of Easter eggs for St. Mark’s Easter Raffle – any donations can be left at reception!