Here at Ballasalla we have a small but quite active PTA. Every parent or guardian with a child at Ballasalla School is automatically a member of the PTA and invited to its meetings. In practice between 8 and 15 people attend the meetings that are usually held once or twice a term straight after school.
We are a registered charity and our aim is to raise money for the school and organise social events. We have our Annual General Meeting in November each year where candidates are invited to stand for election to the official posts.
Our first main event of the school year is usually the Rushen Silver Band Christmas Carol evening which acts as an excellent start to the festive season and is always well attended. In the dark and wintry nights of January or February we usually stage an evening such as a Beetle Drive, Quiz Night or Bingo. Our biggest fund raising event of the year is the Summer Fair which includes various displays, a fancy dress competition and all the usual stalls such as cakes, face painting, bric-a-brac and guess the weight of the cake.
All our events are well attended but we are always on the look out for more helpers and people keen to come along to the meetings with fresh ideas and a willingness to take part.
Current Officers are:
President: Headteacher - Jacqueline Barrow
Vice-president: Deputy Headteacher - Jan Withey
Chairman: Shelley Beer
Honorary Secretary: Sharon Roosen
Honorary Treasurer: Juana Warburton
Assistant Treasurer: Diane Corlett