About Us

The St Joseph’s PTA is a group of parents who help provide a closer link between the school and our school families.  As our students’ time at St Joseph’s is short, new members are vital to ensure our PTA keeps working well. 

Your support makes a big difference to the School community, facilities and to your child's education.

Role

  • To provide a link between the students, parents/ caregivers and the school
  • To support the school through fundraising to improve facilities, purchase resources and provide additional opportunities
  • To support the school in providing for the students educational, social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Carrying out other activities consistent with the charitable objects of the organisation

Fundraising Objectives

The St Joseph’s PTA works to raise funds for short, mid and long term initiatives that support our school.

Currently, 35c in every dollar fundraised goes towards short-term initiatives, 35c to mid-term goals and 30c to long term goals.

Our short-term goals include:

  • Repainting the ground murals around the school
  • Painting pedestrian zones for our students to ensure their safety in the car parks
  • Painting the stairs on the way to HG13/14 to brighten the area
  • Purchasing large octagonal wooden picnic tables to facilitate outdoor classrooms
Our mid-term goals include:
  • Digital Learning curriculum resources: Lego Education Program, SPHERO Education Program (e.g. Bee-Bot and Codable Robot), 3-D printer (with consumables subscription)
  • Chrome Books – to be used and shared within the Senior classrooms
  • iPads – to be used and shared within the Junior classrooms
Our long-term goal includes:
  • Re-building an exciting, new Junior playground for our tamariki as our current Junior Playground will need full replacement in by the end of 2024. As funding is not directly provided by the Ministry of Education for school playgrounds, any repairs or replacements must be funded by the school community.  Improvement of our outdoor environment will benefit all current and future St Joseph's Catholic School (Takapuna) students.

Choosing to support St Joseph's through fundraising initiatives or donations, will go a long way in helping our school achieve its goals for an enhanced learning environment for our children. 

Meetings

All parents of students or members of our community are welcome to attend the PTA meetings and become a member of the team.  Your involvement is valued, from planning and execution or simply lending a hand at an event, this all contributes to our school community.

Meetings are held at 7pm on Week 2 and Week 6 of the term, in the staffroom or via Zoom. Any changes will be updated on the school calendar or in the newsletter. Our meetings are efficient, usually 90mins.

See our current donations