Parent Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a PTFA?

It is a group that brings parents, teachers and the community together with a common interest in supporting College life.

Who can be a member?

Anyone with a link to the College can be a member providing they have our students' best interests at heart.

What does a PTFA do?

Typically these groups will raise money for non-curricular activities or provide additional resources for the children that cannot be found from a College budget.

What are the benefits of being a member?

For a parent these groups can be a great way to communicate your positive ideas to the College and allow you to have a more active role in your child's education.

Research has proven that one of the biggest factors of success in any child's education is the support of parents and the communication with the school.

Membership is also a fantastic way to bring our wider school community together.

How much time do I have to give up and what might I have to do?

This is really up to you. Certain roles such as Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary will meet more regularly. These positions traditionally will be voted in each year at an AGM. Other members will meet as events occur and time allows, membership may be as simple as baking a cake for a College fete to supporting the running an organisation of the fete itself.

Here at Sir John Hunt we have a small, friendly group of parents and teachers who meet six times a year to discuss fundraising events and ideas. These are informal meetings held in the College Conference Suite.


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We need and value your help and support.