The PTA in our school is called ‘Colden Common School Association’ or the CCSA for short.
The CCSA has a very important and active role within the school; they organise events, activities and raise much needed funds for additional facilities that the children enjoy and learn from in and around the school. Information concerning the CCSA and upcoming events are usually issued via Parent Mail, flyers/forms in your child’s book bag, posters on the noticeboards, and on our Facebook page – please like and follow the page to ensure that you receive all of our updates! We also have a website where information about all of our upcoming events are posted. This is where you can buy tickets for all of our events, as well as items such as personalised Christmas Cards and House Wristbands.
Details and photos of some of the events that are held each year, can be found in the Gallery and Documents section below. Please note all CCSA newsletters and communications can be found in the ‘Letters’ section of the school website.
Please click here to view minutes of our meetings.
Who is in the CCSA?
If you have a child attending the school, then you are automatically a member of the CCSA and can get involved! The CCSA committee is made up of 9 parents (including 1 man), 6 of whom also have day jobs (5 of which work full time). I say this to dispel any myth that they are all ‘stay-at-home- parents’ who have nothing else to fill our days!!! We get involved because we appreciate how hard the teachers work and want to help out where we can. They meet twice per term and are always welcome to new faces and ideas! The AGM is held in October and is a great way to find out what events have happened in the previous year, how much has been raised and what it has been spent on, and more importantly find out the plans for next year and decide what to fundraise towards.
What does the CCSA fundraise for?
Recently, the CCSA has provided funds for new lockers for the school, gardening equipment and library resources. The CCSA also contributes every year towards the coach travel for the Year 6 Residential trip.
In previous years, the CCSA has successfully fundraised for a new inclusive Junior playground, PA system, classroom visualisers, ICT equipment, ipads for every class and even Lego robots! They have also organised collection of enough used plastic bottles to build a fantastic school ‘bottle’ greenhouse!
Currently, we are fundraising to revamp our courtyard, providing new benches and weather protection. We will then turn our attention to fundraising towards a new ‘eco classroom’, although this project is sidelined until the building work at the school is completed!