OPPTA is the Parent Teacher Association for Orleans Primary school. Working with all parents, teachers and children of the school, we have a couple of simple ambitions.
- Enhance the educational needs of our children
- To foster relationships within our school community
It's that simple. Nothing more complicated. Nothing more noble.
All parents share the ambition to help our kids get the absolute maximum out of their time at the school. And just as their education is rounded in line with the National Curriculum, so should be the additional support that OPPTA provide, enhancing their academic, cultural, social & physical education.
So how does it work?
OPPTA are just a group of parents who have volunteered to get involved to help raise money for the school and share ideas about where that money should and could be spent. Some people are heavily involved, others less so but most of all, it is just a group of parents who want to make a difference to the school and our kid's time there.
Throughout the year, we run a series of great fun events that help strengthen the relationships for all parents, staff and kids: film nights, pub quizzes, Summer & Christmas fetes, etc... And throughout the year we are also looking for things we can invest in for the school, (laptops, books, allotments, playground equipment, etc...) ensuring that every penny we raise goes to funding more great stuff that fulfils our ambition - to enhance the education of our children and also foster relationships within our school community.
Can I get involved?
We want to make our PTA as inclusive and collaborative as it can be, enhancing all of our shared experience of school. We welcome everyone to come to an OPPTA meeting, to take on a specific role or to become a Class Rep or event lead. If you'd like to find out more about what OPPTA are doing currently then please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, we know that this is not for everyone and we recognise that many of us simply do not have the time. There are some simple ways we welcome your involvement:
- Responding to your Class Reps requests
- Turning up to organised events
- Giving feedback and making suggestions (without commitment!)
- Sharing an opinion on funding decisions
You don’t need to commit to anything ongoing, but any little help that you might be able to offer is always hugely appreciated. We really hope we can create ways for you to be involved!
Thank you for all your support!
Jodie and Matt
Co-Chairs of OPPTA