Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

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Parent Teachers Association

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The College Reception

Registered Charity number NIC105266

Report for 2015-16

The PTA started the year with a very busy and productive term with the first meeting of the year in September setting out the timetable of events for the rest of the year. The PTA has a very important role in providing additional funds for the College and this year has funded, amongst other things, the library subscriptions for educational supplements.

The first school event for the PTA was the annual Junior Hallowe’en Disco on Thursday 15th  October. This event for Years 8-10 is always popular with pupils and was well attended with all pupils (and staff) thoroughly enjoying themselves. Many pupils chose to dress in Fancy Dress with prizes being awarded for the Best Boy, Best Girl and Most Original costumes.

The AGM held on Monday 2nd November saw the re-election of the following members to posts:

  • Mrs Jill Anthony - Chairperson
  • Mr Paul Buckley - Treasurer
  • Mrs Nalene Cairns - Secretary
  • Mrs Eithne White - Vice Chair
  • Mrs Elaine McKeown - Vice Treasurer
  • Mr Brian Watt - Vice Secretary
  • Mrs Debz Nelson - Liaison

Mrs Latimer and Miss Digney continue to represent the staff on the PTA.

The next social event was the annual Pub Quiz held in The Errigle Inn on Thursday 12th November. This was a very entertaining and successful night with an excellent turn out of staff, parents and friends. Quiz master for the night was Mr McFarland who certainly entered into the spirit of the event ably assisted by Miss Digney and Mrs Latimer.

In February the PTA held the second of their traditional Junior Discos – this one for Valentine’s Day. Again there was a good turnout of pupils in Years 8-10 who thoroughly enjoyed the event. But what really proved popular was the chance for pupils to purchase roses which were then distributed to unwitting recipients on behalf of their secret Valentine!

The PTA would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of staff who assist with the discos – your help and supervision is greatly appreciated.

The final event which the PTA was involved in this year was the Year 8 Induction Evening held in June. At this event the PTA provided refreshments and members were on hand to meet and talk to new parents and to sign up new members.

The PTA is a member of the National Association of Parent Teachers’ Associations and has obtained charitable status with HM Revenue and Customs, both of which bring added benefits to both the PTA and the College.

The PTA is well supported but they are always on the lookout for new members. Anyone who is interested in joining is welcome. Further information can be obtained at wcbpta@hotmail.co.uk

The PTA would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents, staff and prefects who have helped out with the various events throughout the year. In particular they would like to thank the staff who faithfully assist at the discos and our two caretakers –Mr Robert Thompson and Mr Sam Pedlow – who are only too willing to help out at any time.

Mrs Latimer