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PTA

The PTA meet every month on the 3rd Wednesday in the Breakout Room. Please check the upcoming events in the school newsletter for confirmed dates and times.

Jacqui Holdem Chairperson

Hello my name is Jacqui Holdem and I am the chairperson of the PTA. My husband Jason and I have three children, Nixon 6, Ivy 5 and Curwin 10 weeks. When I'm not helping in the family business or organizing the kids I can be found on the netball court or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

I joined the PTA not long after Nixon started school in 2017. I wanted to be involved with the school and thought my experience in fundraising and organizing events would be a good skill to bring to the school community. It is very rewarding to watch the children benefit from all the work that we do for them.

We are always looking for new members, if you feel you cannot fully commit, there's no need to be shy just pop along when you can. All offers of help or ideas will be gratefully received.

Linn Vincent 

Vice Chairperson

Hello my name is Linn Vincent. I am a past Normanby school student and a mum to four children with my husband Mat. Our children are the sixth generation to attend Normanby school. We have Riley 7, Isabelle who turns 5 in August (and who can’t wait to start school) and 19 month old twins Emmett and Grier, so life is loads of fun. 

I am the Vice Chairperson on the PTA. I joined the PTA to be more involved with the school. I help out where I can with fundraising as it benefits the children. I especially love the disco events and dress up days as I love seeing the children dress up and have lots of fun. I think it is important that they get to build wonderful memories and that as adults they will want to talk to each other about their primary school days!

Shona Mack 

Secretary

I have been a member for the Parent Teacher Association since 2015. In 2016, I was nominated and took up the role as secretary.  I am a busy self-employed working mother of three children.  Kobe Mack is in Year 4 in Ms Ryan’s class, Brock is in Year 8 at Matapu School and Jenna is in Year 10 at New Plymouth Girls’ High School.  All of my children have enjoyed their years of being educated at Normanby School.  Kobe loves attending school every day and never wants a day off!   

I really enjoy the interaction I have with the students, principal, teachers and parents through my involvement with the PTA and with coaching various sport teams.  I appreciate the mentoring received as I’ve developed into my role as secretary from our inspiring principal, Mrs Jones. 

I get great satisfaction and joy from the reactions, not only from my own children, but from all students.  It’s amazing how just a little effort can make a big difference.  I want to make great fun memories for all students, so they can look back in years to come and say, “Normanby School days were the best years of my schooling - we had discos, sausage sizzles, family fun days, treat days, mufti days, Duffy books, swimming lessons and a lot of fun”.       

The PTA would not exist without the active involvement of parents from within our school community.  It is a vitally important association that also assists our dedicated and hardworking teachers with resources not funded by the Ministry of Education. Everybody is welcome to attend our meetings that are held once a month. More parents at meetings and joining the PTA creates a more dynamic, robust, social engagement of ideas. The sayings ‘many hands make light work’ and ‘working together is success’ are very true indeed!  It’s an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded parents coordinating current and future activities. 

Students are at primary school for a limited time, so I believe we need to make these years the most memorable and enjoyable and that is why I’m a member of the Parent Teacher Association and I love it!  


Carolyn Schrader Treasurer


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