The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) are a group of dedicated parents and friends of the school who donate their time to support the school. Parent participation aims to enrich the school community through the social events we hold. The parents you see serving drinks at events are PTFA members, and you are warmly welcomed by them again at other significant events as your daughter progresses through St Mary's College.
Community and fundraising goals
We promote and provide opportunities for families to form a close community. We have fundraising goals, but the planning and preparation of these has a strong focus on community-building. The PTFA are a social bunch, so events are fun, well-organised and rewarding. Opportunities to meet other families, students and staff are especially important for a college. Students become more independent when they reach Year 7 and there isn’t the same access to classrooms and teachers. PTFA events are a great opportunity to develop connections.
We need your support in 2021
St Mary's College Sounds of Spring Tour & Party - (postponed)
The ‘Sounds of Spring - Music in Magniﬁcent Gardens’ has been moved to 2022 due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The event will be designed as a self-guided tour of an array of fabulous gardens around the College. Each garden will be matched with a genre of music complementary to the style of the garden.
St Mary's is renowned for its strength and dedication to its music programs. Combining a fundraising event with music, is a natural union for St Mary's and through this event, we are intending on showcasing the talents of our music students across a selection of beautiful gardens in Auckland and other prestigious artists.
The event will conclude with a garden party with music, food, drinks and exhibits.
Participants are encouraged to round off their tour and lay out a picnic rug to take the time to enjoy the atmosphere of the garden party.
In addition, there will be coffee, baking (St Mary’s Slice of Heaven), rafﬂes, specialist advice, and a garden tour quiz and fresh ﬂowers for sale.
Funds from this event will go towards a signiﬁcant building refurbishment, including improving all ability access. Furthermore to improve shade, seating and landscaping around the school.
Fundraising to make St Mary’s College the best it can be
Our fundraising efforts go towards everything from large infrastructure projects to trips or resources.
Here are some of our recent efforts:
- Outfitting the Student Café
- Technology (computer suites and smart boards)
- Donations for the Library, Music, Dance and Drama departments
- $80,000 to resurface the Tennis Courts
- Curtains in the SM and CM Halls
- $40,000 towards a new School Van
- Branded umbrellas
- Shade Sails for new Playground
Would you like to be part of the PTFA?
We meet twice a term, with dates advertised below and in newsletters. All parents, caregivers, staff, past pupils and people in the community are welcome to join.
PTFA Meetings 2021
Term 1: Tuesday 9 February / Tuesday 2 March
Term 2: Tuesday 11 May / Tuesday 29 June
Term 3: Tuesday 3 August / Tuesday 21 September
Term 4: Tuesday 26 October / Tuesday 30 November
Meetings are held in the Staffroom at 7.15pm
For more information, please contact our committee members: