About Us

Welcome to the St. Joseph’s School Takapuna PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association).  

What is the PTFA? 

The PTFA is a group of Parents, Teachers, and Friends whose children are students at St Joseph’s Catholic School Takapuna.  We provide our time to help build a sense of community and lead fundraising initiatives. 

Each year the PTFA organises events that help bring our community together such as; School Disco, Quiz Night, Sausage Sizzles, School Picnic, Fun Runs and much more.  Several of these events also help us raise funds that are gifted back to the school to help out with funding the “nice to have’s” like playground improvements, technology, school sports uniforms, and improving our outdoor learning environment etc.

To view the St. Joseph’s School Takapuna PTFA constitution, please click here.

To view our St. Joseph’s School Takapuna PTFA Code of Conduct, please click here


Who is on the PTFA? 

At our AGM in March 2023, the following roles within the Executive Committee were elected:

  • Chair - Karen Roncon
  • Treasurer  - Annabella D’Lima
  • Secretary/ Website Admin – Jo Berry
  • Exec Committee – Sarah Lee
  • Exec Committee – Natasha Luxford

The executive committee is supported by a broader group of parents, whanau and teachers who volunteer their time to help make our school just that little bit better and brighter for everyone within our community. 

To get in touch with the PTFA, please email pta@sj.school.nz  

How can I get involved?

The PTFA meet on the 2nd and 5th Monday of every term, at approx. 7:15pm in the staffroom at school or via Zoom.  Meetings are to discuss what’s happening in our community, plan for how we can bring our community together and achieve our fundraising goals, and review how our previous initiatives went.  A staff representative and a Board Member give us an update (if required) of what is happening within the school.  It's a great way to be involved and up to date in your children's school life!

If you are a parent, whanau member, or caregiver of a St Joseph’s Catholic School student, there are a number of ways that you can get involved, including:  

  • Join the committee

Come along to a PTFA meeting and help be part of our organising committee. It is also a great way to meet other members of our community.  Just turn up to a meeting, or email pta@sj.school.nz for further information. 

  • Volunteer network 

If you are happy to help out, but don’t want to commit to the committee, sign-up to be a PTFA volunteer by emailing PTA@sj.school.nz. We’ll add you to our volunteer network email distribution list so you can find out what initiatives are coming up and how you can get involved. You can also keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

  • Support PTFA initiatives  

We appreciate that you can’t do everything, all of the time.  But if and when you can, please support our initiatives. While some events are focused on fundraising, many others are about providing opportunities to bring our families together but these only work if you come along!

  • Offer your specialist skills or contacts to help deliver our buckets 

A number of the initiatives we are fundraising for require specialist skills such as designers, builders, building supplies, paints etc.  We are keen to support businesses from the school community where we can (even better if you are able to give us a great deal!), so please get in touch so we know who to come to.

  • Donate your AirPoints or FlyBuys 

One way to support the school without outlaying money is to exchange AirPoints or FlyBuys for Gift Vouchers and donate them to the PTFA (i.e. Mitre10 (Paint/ Wood/ Sandpaper etc), New World (Tiaki/ Pastoral Care initiatives)

  • Donate an item directly to the school 

Pease contact us directly at pta@sj.school.nz if you are interested in donating towards a specific item for the school.  


Thank you 

The PTFA could not achieve anything without the help of its dedicated committee members, and the support of our broader community – so thank you! Your support helps make our school a much better and brighter place and we appreciate all that you do.