The St Catherine’s PTA usually holds a number of events throughout the year including suppers for the 3rd and 4th forms, the ever popular Quiz Night, a glamorous Christmas Ball and Lunch on the Lawn on Speech Day. Whilst we are currently unable to plan anything definite for 2021, we know all these events are a great way for the parents to socialise and enjoy being part of the St Cat's community and rest assured we will find a way to bring them back as soon as we can!
We have been able to hold a couple of on-line lectures this year: In the summer term Izzy McLean introduced us to the fascinating “Chimp paradox”, which is being used as part of the “Life Matters” syllabus to teach the girls to use a simple analogy to enable them take control of their emotions and act in their own best interest in making decisions, communicating or their health and happiness.
In November, the school’s resident psychologist Dr Anna Shipton, gave us some helpful advice on supporting our daughters (and ourselves) through the challenges and disappointments COVID continues to present.
PTA contributions to Festive fun
Whilst we were unable to host any events in person, the PTA approached the school back in October to ask if there was something we could do to provide a little Christmas cheer for the girls and staff as this challenging term comes to an end. We were delighted to be able to contribute to the beautiful external lights that now adorn the school buildings and, also, fund a little Christmas treat of gingerbread cookies and mulled apple juice in the last week of term.
We are always thinking about succession planning for the Committee, as it is great to have new people with new ideas. If you are interested in getting involved, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a lot of fun and doesn’t have to be time consuming – although you will hopefully have to do more than we have this year!
Second Hand Uniform Shop
The Second Hand Uniform Shop generates additional funds for the PTA from the sale of preloved uniform. This is run by a dedicated team of parents and provides an invaluable service to many. For opening times, terms and conditions and latest news please follow this link: