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Who we are...

The MSPTA is a charity registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission, number 516332. Our aim is to help students and staff of the Minster School by:

  • Raising money so our school can purchase items, which current budgets don’t provide for.
  • Delivering voluntary help for extra-curricular school activities.
  • Encouraging and maintaining close and valued relationships between parents, carers, teachers and the school.

We meet on a monthly basis to plan and organise social and fundraising activities throughout the year as well as organising voluntary help for the school.   All are welcome. Please join us at the Hearty Goodfellow, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HQ on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm. If there is a school break or bank holiday, we would meet the first Monday after this.

Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news, including meeting dates: www.facebook.com/MSPTASouthwell.

 

If you want to have an informal chat about any home/school related issues, we’re here to listen and, if necessary, we can raise areas of interest or concern with the school.

There is also a teacher representative on the MSPTA to act as a liaison between the school and parents.

Our events and activities have raised money for:
  • GCSE Pod contribution to three year subscription.
  • The refurbishment of outdoor spaces, to include more seating and facilities for students to use at break and lunch times.
  • iPads for the school photography club
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Break time clubs and groups for students
  • Equipment for the food technology department
  • Life skills for young people such as first aid training
  • U-give Uganda
  • Extra tuition for university entrance exams

If you wish to get in touch with us, please email MSPTA@minster.notts.sch.uk  or follow us on Facebook 

This year our aim is to raise funds for outside equipment and in order to do that we need your help. You can support our school by signing up to Amazon Smile, Easyfundraising and the Co-Op funding. This won't cost you anything, but whilst you shop you are raising funds for our children and school. And while you're here why not buy a ticket for the PTA Big Christmas Raffle. All the links can be found below. Thank you for your continued support. 

PTA Big Christmas Raffle 
 

Feel like having a go at winning £5000 in time for Christmas? Buy one of these raffle tickets for £3 and our school gets 50% of the ticket value while giving you 12 chances to win in the draws.

🏆 The draws will run daily from 7th December to the 18th December. The winning numbers will be announced on the site and you will receive an email if you win via email.

Buy a dream here: https://www.bigptaraffle.co.uk/support/the-minster-school-ng25

Co-op Funding 

Thank you for selecting us in the last round of funding where we raised an amazing £7500. We’re delighted that the Minster Junior School and music department has been selected for the next round of Co-op funding. In order to benefit, we need you to select us here: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/42636 

It just takes a minute and that’s it for the year. Thereafter, every time you use your membership card or swipe your phone app in any Co-op, we’ll receive 2% and you’ll also earn loyalty cashback for yourself.  

If you prefer to use the Co-op app, please open it and, on the bottom bar, click on ‘membership’. If the Minster Junior School doesn’t show up as a cause near you, please use the filter and select ‘skills’. We should pop up.   Please do take a minute to do this.  If you have a Co-op blue loyalty/membership card, you’ll get 5% cashback on any Co-op transactions you make. Thank you.

Easy Fundraising 

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for MSPTA?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, Waitrose, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsburys, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to MSPTA to say thank you for shopping with them.

Please click here for full details

Amazon Smile
 

If you’re an Amazon shopper, there are two ways to support our school without it costing you a penny. This is Amazon’s way to give something back to charities and you get to chose your preferred cause. If you use the smartphone app, it’s really straightforward. On the app, go to settings, which is the three horizontal lines in the top left corner, by the Amazon logo.  Scroll down to ‘settings’, then ‘Amazon Smile’. Please chose ‘Southwell Minster School Parent Teacher Association’ and then then select ‘ON’ next to ‘generating donations’. If this last step isn’t completed, it won’t work. Thereafter, every time you use the app, Amazon will donate to our school.

Conversely, if you’re Amazon shopping at a laptop/PC or browser, then please go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/516332-0  This enables you to select our school. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop through https://smile.amazon.co.uk rather than using the regular www.amazon.co.uk website. Basically, you’ll have to type ‘smile.’ instead of ‘www.’ before the rest of the amazon.co.uk website.

Meet The Team 

PTA Chair - Lisa Holland

PTA Secretary - Claire Stocks

PTA Treasurer - Deanna Willans

PTA Social media and Fundraising Co-ordinator - Sarah Benedek

Minster School PTA Liaison - Angela Zannetou, Assistant Head

To keep in touch, please email MSPTA@minster.notts.sch.uk

Join in the conversation and find out about our events via Facebook

Meetings 

Please join us at the Hearty Goodfellow, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HQ on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm. If there is a school break or bank holiday, we would meet the first Monday after this. All are welcome. 

Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news, including meeting dates: www.facebook.com/MSPTASouthwell.