Your children, your school, your PTA

The Parent Teacher Association has been running for many years. There is dedicated group of parents and staff who organise many social events at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School for the children and their families. As well as being great fun and a brilliant way to meet other families and socialize, the events also raise vital funds which enhance school life for your children.

We have a busy programme of events every year, so there is always something coming up for your children to look forward to. Our events include discos in the school hall and the church hall at Christmas, film nights, cake sales, sponsored skips and bounces, quiz nights, a Christmas market evening and our annual fete in July. At most of our events we offer food (BBQ hot dogs and burgers, samosas and sweet treats) and beverages for all tastes.

The money raised helps to equip the school with many resources, from which all the children benefit. Some of our recent donations include:

  • A defibrillator
  • 15 iPads and protective cases
  • Outdoor play equipment for Reception class
  • Donations for the establishment and maintenance of Forest School
  • Sports equipment for KS2 playground
  • Funds for the building of raised beds for ‘Health for Life’ gardening group
  • Funds for the creation of a 50th Anniversary Garden and celebratory events for the 50th anniversary of the school
  • Costumes for the infant Nativity plays

In addition to this, the PTA also contribute funds for each class to have a school trip, a class Christmas party, Christmas presents for each child, a pantomime in school and a Year 6 leavers’ party.

All our funding requests come either directly from the school or suggestions from PTA members and other parents. All funding requests are discussed at our regular PTA meetings and at the Annual General Meeting. We aim to raise approximately £5000 each year to support these requests.

Given the number of events we run, we are always looking for parents to help out with the PTA. We are grateful for any help that people can provide. It is not all about going to meetings (although any parents would be very welcome!); we always need volunteers to help run the events, whether it be helping to run a stall, buying raffle prizes, face painting, helping set up/take down stalls at the fete, promoting our events and getting local businesses to donate prizes.

The PTA committee meet in a very informal way. The meetings serve the purpose of discussing events planned for the children in a relaxed social environment. We meet to plan events at the Court Oak pub in Harborne - usually on a Tuesday or Thursday night, from 7.30pm. If you think you could help in some way, please speak to us at one of the PTA events, find a PTA member on the playgrounds at school, or check with the school office, who can put you in touch with one of us. We are aware that due to other commitments some parents are unable to commit to attending these meetings but are keen to offer help at some of our events. All offers of help however small, are greatly appreciated.

We are a friendly bunch who just want to make the experience at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School the best it can be for our children.

PTA Newsletters

All newsletters on this page are in pdf format

Some PTA Events

Some PTA Snippets

January 2016 - Adult Quiz Night

Adult quiz night.

On Friday 29th January 2016 Our Lady of Fatima School’s parents gathered in the school hall for the annual adults quiz.

Teams battled it out between each other answering a wide range of questions until the worthy winners were announced.

Great fun was had by all and the fish and chip supper made it an even more enjoyable evening.

Thank you to Mr Levack who was the quizmaster for the evening.

February 2014 - Adult Quiz Night

Adult quiz night.

The second adult only quiz went ahead on Friday 7th February 2014 at 7pm in the school hall. The entrance price included a fish and chip supper to keep the brain cells working late into the evening!

The quiz master tested the nine teams on a variety of topics including European landmarks, a celebrity picture round, TV theme favourites and movie moments along with several other rounds.

November 2013 - Firework Disco

Fireworks Disco.

The 8th November was a great success at our annual firework display and disco.

This family event was a night filled with dancing, great food and drink and an impressive display of fireworks from the school field.

February 2013 - Quiz Night

Quiz Night.

In February the PTA held its first quiz night for adults in the school hall. It was an opportunity to meet new people, test memory and knowledge and win prizes.

The night was declared a great success along with the fish and chip supper. A school hall full of teams competed against each other through seven brain racking rounds and the obligatory block buster and picture rounds.

Thank you to everyone who supported the evening.

June 2012 - Jubilee Party

Jubilee Party.

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, marking Her Majesty's sixty years on the throne, the PTA organised a wonderful Jubilee Party for all the children.