The Parent, Teacher and Friends Association’s aim is to work together to help the school, we want to help our community and the children understand the idea of community and its importance in the life of a Catholic school.
To do this we give up our time to raise money to provide equipment for a better school experience for the children of the school. This hopefully aids the teachers to resource learning activities that might not otherwise be possible.
There are lots of us that are happy to give up our time and we are enthusiastic to help run events alongside the staff of the school. We welcome and encourage new members to come along and participate in events.
We hope that the PTFA brings us all closer to: ‘Learning to follow in the footsteps of Jesus with our friends, family and parish.’
Meet the Team
Hi I’m Emma, my children have attended the Abbey since 2012 and this will be our last year here. I joined the PTFA to lend a hand in supporting the fabulous work that the school does. It is great to be a small part of something that really makes a difference. It has given me a real sense of community. I’ve made lots of great friends and raised funds for many things like the reception playground and the new trim trail. I am the chair and one of the trustees of the PTFA.
Hi my name is Jo Boxwell. I am a mom of 4, with two still here at the Abbey. I also have 2 older children who came here too. I am part of the PTFA to help the school and try to raise funds to provide that little bit extra for the children. I am one of the trustees.
Hello, I’m Emma. Both of my children have attended the Abbey since 2015. I joined the PTFA when my son started school. It is a great opportunity to support and help raise money for the school and to get to know other parents (if you don’t do very many drop offs and pick ups like me).
Hi, everyone! My name is Aleksandra and I have a son at the Abbey. I joined PTFA when my son started and have helped the group since then. I still look forward to playing my part in volunteering at school because it is a fantastic opportunity to help out pupils, and parents enjoy the school life as much as possible. We support the school in many ways and meet lovely people.
Hello I’m Caroline, the PTFA treasurer. I have two sons at the Abbey currently, each having a blast. Being part of the PTFA is a fantastic opportunity to be able to get involved in school activities and fundraise directly for our children. I have made some fabulous friends, supported lots of great projects and had lots of fun whilst doing so.
Hi I’m Cheryl and I have two boys at The Abbey. The PTFA support the school in lots of different ways which benefit my children so I enjoy being able to give a little back. It is also a great way to meet other parents and make new friends. I am the secretary and one of the trustees of the PTFA.
Hi, my name is Kim and I have two boys at the Abbey. I love that being involved in the PTFA allows me to help contribute in securing new resources and opportunities for the children. The children also get to experience a multitude of activities whilst attending the Abbey and anything we can do within the PTFA to ensure this continues, I wholly support.
I’m Mairead. My son attends the Abbey. I joined the PTFA to feel I was helping him in more ways than just taking him in and picking him up from school. It also makes me feel part of a community.