Hello and a warm welcome to The Royal Kent School (RKS) PTA, and especially to any families who have recently joined the school. The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is an organisation composed of parents, carers, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate integration into school life. The RKS PTA is also a registered charity.
Our school's PTA is responsible for some incredible events and fundraising activities each year. The PTA is governed by a core committee, in addition to Miss Hancock and Mr Blaney. The committee is voted at the Annual AGM in October, and each core member has a focus area such as Governance, Admin, Finance, Sports, Coms and Events. All parents/legal guardians of RKS children are automatically members of the PTA.
Although the PTA is governed by the core committee, it is the parents/legal guardians who are key to organising specific initiatives like movie nights, second-hand uniform sales, quiz nights, sports tournaments, Year 6 leavers activities, Christmas Fair and the Summer Fete. Any parent can get involved, no matter what time or experience they have to offer. For more information, please email us at email@example.com.
Events and initiatives for 2022 - 2023
November 26th– Christmas Fair
Hot drinks and Mince pies at Nativity and Christmas Productions:
November 25th – Ladybird Nativity
December 2nd– Bumblebees Nativity
December 7th – KS2 Choir
December 9th – KS1 Production
December 15th - Church Service led by KS2
December 9th - Summer Fete team selling sweets and tea towels in playground
January 13th – Movie Night for Summer Fete
February TBC – Quiz night
March TBC– Children's Disco
April TBC – Easter Egg Hunt
May 20th – May Ball
June 23rd – Sports day café
July 1st– Summer Fete
September TBC- PTA picnic
September 30th - Darts Competition
Raise Funds for the PTA
Matched giving (or matched funding) is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of the PTA when you volunteer to help. It is an informal corporate arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer matched funding but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for the PTA. This could include running a stall at the Summer Fete. For more information on Matched Giving, click here. Ask your employer if they do or can run this scheme.
This is a simple way of raising funds for RKS PTA when you shop online with major retailers such as eBay, Booking, John Lewis, Argos, Sainsbury's, M&S, Boots and many more! Every time you shop online via the easyfundraising website your chosen cause - The Royal Kent School PTA - will get a percentage of the value of your purchase (between 1-6%). To date, we have raised in ex cess of £7000 through Easyfundraising. We have the potential to raise much more with your help. For the EasyFundraising RKS PTA microsite, please click here.
Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your account. After you have spent a few minutes creating an account, all you need to do each time you shop online is enter the site. Your computer/ tablet/ phone will remember all the details and you will raise money for the school on any purchase. It really is that simple!
- Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk
- Find 'search for a good cause' (centre of the page) and type in Royal Kent School PTA in the cause name box
- Click on this when it appears in the drop down box. Click on 'support this cause'
- Fill out your personal details and create account
- You will then be asked if you want to gift aid your donations, click yes (if appropriate) and enter your address
- Don't forget to click the Yes box below which gives your consent to the school to reclaim gift aid
- The next step is to get the Donation Reminder which will pop up every time you go to one of the participating retailers' websites. Once set up you don’t need to worry about doing anything further as this tool will remind you.
- Some instructions will pop up following this. After reading through click the 'okay I understand' button at the bottom
- You are now set up and can begin to raise funds for The Royal Kent School PTA!
There is also an app you can download to smartphones and tablets which is accessed by typing easyfundraising into the relevant App Store. Many households will shop via different devices, so it would be ideal if you install this on all your devices.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of your shopping value to a UK Charity of your choice. All you need to do is log on to www.smile.amazon.co.uk, and select your cause - type in Royal Kent School PTA. Then you just need to use this page for all your Amazon purchases. If you shop on the phone app, go to your account settings, select AmazonSmile > Turn on Amazon Smile >Choose The Royal Kent School PTA as your charity >Turn on notifications in your app.
For additional information on Amazon Smile, please click here.
RKS PTA Committee