St Mary's Catholic School are lucky to have a very proactive PTA. Renee Jensen currently fills the role of chairperson. This group of willing helpers meet once a month.

The PTA's major fundraising ventures are:
An annual school gala in early March
Weekly sausage sizzles on a Friday
A number of evening discos during the year

In addition the PTA have in recent years also undertaken the following:
* Sale of gifts to children for Mother's Day and Father's Day
* Fundraising calendars, cards and diaries
* Hospitality for school events (eg morning tea for Grandparents Day) and meals for families who need extra assistance, due to situations such as ill health or bereavement.

[Click here] to read more about our Hospitality group.

New members are always welcome. Meeting times are advertised in the school newsletter.

Since the beginning of 2010 the PTA have provided over $100,000 for the benefit of St Mary's students:

Financial Year Ending 2015

Modern Learning Environment25,000.00
Engraved pens for year 6 students430

Financial Year Ending 2014

Kapa Haka Trip134.86
Projector3,700.00 (Contribution)
Swimming Pool Cover3,700.00

Financial Year Ending 2013

Vegetable Gardens150.00
X2 Stoves1,800.00
TV (Foyer)770.00
6 Burner BBQ517.00
New Lunch Boxes144.00
Engraved Pens for Year 6 Students430.00

Financial Year Ending 2012

Flag Poles2,000.00
House Flags and Banners4,225.00
Mobile Kitchen665.00
CHCH Quake2,300.00
Discretionary Fund1,000.00
Computer Project2,000.00
New Gala Signage500.00

Financial Year Ending 2011

Leadership Day93.00
Vegetable Gardens1,000.00

Financial Year Ending 2010

Vegetable Gardens2,500.0