PTA

Welcome to Kennedy School PTA Ltd!

All families at Kennedy are members of our PTA and the school community.

The PTA is an integral part of life at Kennedy School, and is committed to working in close partnership with parents and the school.

 

Our Objectives:

· To promote close co-operation between parents and teachers for the general welfare of the pupils;
· To provide opportunities for discussion on general education matters;
· To provide or assist in providing educational aids, materials and extra-curricular activities;
· To improve the educational environment for the benefit of pupils;
· To be responsible for the organisation of nonprofit-making bus services to convey pupils within the School’s catchment area to and from school;
· To receive donations and otherwise raise funds for the conduct of the Association and its work;
· To carry out such other activities as the members of the Association may decide in furtherance of the Association’s charitable aim.
 

PTA Membership

In accordance with the ESF Ordinance, it is compulsory for all parents to be members of the PTA of their child’s school.  Fees are due at the start of the academic year.  We hope that all of our parents will join us in working to support the school for the benefit of all our students.

About the Committee:

The PTA Committee is elected annually at our AGM.  We look for committed parents who wish to take a lead in our activities.

The PTA Committee is made up of 12 parent volunteers, 3 members of teaching staff and the school principal.

Our current committee is:

Chair Aparna KandaPTA rep on Committee of Parents
Vice-Chair Vicki Rummun 
Hon. Treasurer Graham Moore 
Hon. Secretary Melissa Fitzgerald 
Parent Representatives:1Japneet Chahal 
 2Christine Chang 
 3Amanda Grange 
 4Georgina Lindbergh 
 5Rebecca Marthinussen 
 6Robyn Mobbs 
 7Louise van Dijk 
 8John WackerPTA rep on School Council
Teacher Representatives:1Judy Lee 
 2Kevin Tibble 
 3Tim Tremmel 
School Principal John Brewster 

 

All Kennedy School students benefit from the PTA’s activities, and your participation is vital to the ongoing enhancement of your child’s education.  We look forward to, and appreciate, your continued support. All contributions to the PTA are most welcome and parents can do this in different ways. Some give their time freely, others make monetary donations, some donate raffle prizes while others help out as and when they can. (When help is needed for specific events this will be noted in the weekly newsletter).  All are very important and benefit the students of Kennedy School.

What do we do?

Some of the PTA activities with Kennedy School include:

  • School buses – used by over two thirds of the school’s students.
  • On site uniform shop
  • Annual issue of the school student directory free to all families
  • Weekly e-newsletter sent to all families
  • Production of the school calendar
  • Organising and running the various social events which not only constitute the majority of the fund raising but are a lot of fun - eg Halloween BBQ, Christmas Carol Evening, Raffle, Nature Trail, Art Exhibition and Auction…
  • Representation on the School Council – 1 PTA member is elected to sit on the Council, which oversees the governance of the school.
  • Organisation of the New Parents’ Welcome evening
  • Allocation of funds to the school “Wish List” to enable the school to purchase a wide spectrum of equipment for various departments, or finance refurbishments not funded by the ESF.

Examples of the PTA’s contribution to school include: Dictionaries and Thesauruses in all of the classes, new books for the school library, playground equipment and climbing walls, sound system in the school hall, and additional equipment in the school's new Gymnasium.

Contact us:

PTA Office Manager is Mrs. Elspeth Penny

e-mail: pta@kennedy.edu.hk

Telephone: 2872-5114

Address: Kennedy School, 19 Sha Wan Drive, Pokfulam

Kennedy School PTA Ltd - Personal Information Collection Statement

 

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