Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Dromore High School PTA is an organisation of Parents and Staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. The PTA is involved with fundraising but also has a useful social function. PTA events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together. How is the PTA organised? We at Dromore High School hold our Annual General Meeting in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the PTA, consisting of a chair person and committee members, which include parents from each year group. The PTA committee usually meet three times a term organising a number of varied activities for example, Summer Fete, gardening evening, pudding party, table quiz, health and beauty evening, alcohol and drugs awareness evening and a ‘Colour me beautiful’ event.
How is the money spent? Funds raised by PTA are intended to provide ‘extras’, not already provided by the schools main income – often ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting. The PTA committee and the Principal decide how to spend PTA funds. In previous years funds have been used to purchase; computers, a school minibus and smaller items / resources which will benefit pupil learning and experiences. How can I be involved? There are many different ways you can help with the PTA, whether you have time to offer or not. If you can’t commit to attending committee meetings look out for things you can do less frequently, for example running a stall at the Summer Fete, or baking for a cake sale. You can always support PTA event by simply coming along to our events.
2016 / 2017 Events
PTA Christmas Trio
On Wednesday 30th November the local Dromore community were treated to a trio of Christmas delights organised by the Dromore High P.T.A.
The trio in question were Mrs Linda Edwards of the Winsdor Home Bakery in Banbridge who demonstrated superb Christmas cake decorating skills, Mr Derek Patterson, celebrity chef of The Plough Hillsborough who treated everyone to some tips for a Christmas dinner with a difference and Mrs Romaine Hodgen from Flowerworks who put together a number of amazing Christmas flower arrangements all while you wait. All three demonstrations were thoroughly enjoyable and supplemented by an excellent supper provided by the P.T.A.
A number of fantastic prizes were brought along by the professionals with some meat products kindly donated by M.A. Quail Dromore, these were raffled for the audience to win.
The P.T.A would like to express their sincere appreciation to Linda, Derek, Romaine and Quails for their generosity with their time and their produce.
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