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St Joseph's R.C. Primary School

Parent Association and Parent Council

PTA - PA 2023/2024

Calling all Parents!


We are the parent association committee.

PA members: Layla Walters, Victoria Bux, Vicky Gillespie, Sian Hayden, Sol Bowen, Alanna Palmer, Charlotte O’Brien & Rebecca Bullen

We meet each term to discuss and plan events. During these meetings we will discuss any improvement and educational needs which the school require. All ideas from pupils and parents/guardians are valued.

Our aim is to organise fun ways to raise funds that will enhance our children’s learning and development, as well as strengthen the school community. All funds raised can make a huge difference to 

the school's environment and provide pupils with extra resources.

Our main aim this year is to improve the school grounds and increase the amount of sports equipment available to the pupils.

We are already planning events for this academic year.

For updates and more information, make sure you follow us on:

• Facebook: St Joseph’s Cardiff PTA+

• School Twitter

• Class Dojo

We always need your help & support. If you are interested in joining the PA or being added to a 

helpers Whatsapp group for the events, please speak to your class PA representative:

• St David: Sol Bowen

• St Illtyd: Alanna Parmar

• St Teilo: Rebecca Bullen

• St Gwynno: Layla Walters

• St Cadoc: Sol Bowen

• St Tydfil : Vicky Gillespie

• St Dwynwen: Vicci Bux & Sian Hayden


The Parents Association



At St Joseph’s we have an active Parent Association (PA) made up of parents and carers. We are currently a group of 7 parents who arrange social events to raise funds to support our children. We have a committee who are responsible for managing the PA and are supported by our PA Helpers at events made up of other parents/ carers and grandparents.


The main aims of the PA are:

  1. To raise money through a range of activities and to strengthen the school community for pupils, their families and staff.
  2. To provide and engage in activities which support the school.
  3. To consider suggestions from Parents, staff and children as to how funds should be spent
  4. To keep events cost effective as possible for families to be able to join in. 


We are a small but thriving group that work hard throughout the year to raise funds to help support the school and the children. 

Our main aims are to put in as often as possible to be able to provide the school and children with sports, outdoors and extra curriculum activity equipment. 

Over the school year 2022-2023 we raised £1700 thanks to the efforts and support of the parents and friends of St Joseph’s.


We achieved this through various activities such as a Halloween Disco, film night, Christmas Fair, Christmas Cards, cake and sweet sales, Summer social and various raffles. As well as our Easy Funding. 

We also each year have provided a gift of a book for every pupil and special Santa guest at Christmas, donate money to our Year 6 class to help fund their prom. 

We have helped towards the full school trip to Buzzz Trampoline park and bought equipment for the gardening club.

Along with our amazing helpers we planted over 300 bulbs, have donated planters for the pupils to grow their own flowers throughout the year.

We work directly with Mrs Riordan and the staff to ensure that the money we raise funds items and events which directly benefit our children. Money is also donated to fund various items throughout the school to help improve and brighten up areas both inside and outside.


We have parents/carers who help to run and support the PA who represent children from most classes in the school, however we are always looking for new people to join the PA, to come along with new ideas or suggest ways that we can improve it. We would also welcome any help at our events, whether this is by way of donations, help organising, sponsorship or help on the day.

We look forward to achieving more throughout the next academic year.