Parent Teacher Association

PTA Information

Who are the PTA?

The Carterton School PTA is made up of enthusiastic parents and teachers who are keen on making the experience of school life as happy and enriched as possible for both our kids and teachers. They selflessly volunteer their time to create fundraising opportunities to support the school. Organising and hosting fundraising events and initiatives that support our school financially is the main goal of the PTA. They also sponsor selected activities within the school.

They fundraise throughout the year with a variety of events – Pie Sales, the Gala, sausage sizzles and more. The 2nd Hand Uniform Shop is run by the awesome team of volunteers in collaboration with the school. The team also muck in and hold working bees to improve the school grounds.

Lately, fundraising has been in aid of a variety of things, including:
- our much awaited School entrance upgrade
- helping finance school trips
- PE and sports equipment and uniforms
- learning books and classroom resources
- iPads and devices
- furniture upgrades
- school bikes
- skateboarding and boxing lessons
- gardening equipment
- team camps
- BBQ’s and
- cultural enrichment programmes.
They have invested $44,000 in the last two years into our kura!

How have they managed to fundraise this much?
The PTA is always on the lookout for fun ways to engage with the community and host events. These include the famous Annual Carterton School Gala, Sausage sizzles for Community events, Pie Fundraisers, 2nd Hand Uniform Shop and Non-Uniform days.
The Carterton School PTA also assist with school events such as Pet Day and Cross Country.

Our kura appreciates every bit of support the PTA gives and it is awesome to see many caregivers and members of the school community getting involved. 

Keen to get involved?
Helping is a great way to connect with our kura, other parents, teachers and community members. It provides a great social environment plus fosters a strong school community. 

Get in touch via and register your interest.
We will keep you in the loop of upcoming events and how you can help in a few different ways. 

Is it like the PTA in movies and super intense and a massive commitment?

In movies, school PTA’s get a bit of a bad reputation for being a massive commitment - not ours though! There is no minimum time requirement to join and any participation is encouraged. There is something suitable for all people, time schedules and capacities.

Not much time or can rock up at the last minute to lend a hand? Perfect, come along!
Want to be involved in planning or spending money? Brilliant.
Know some businesses that could donate a prize or auction item for the Gala? Yes please!
Are able to lend a hand in a working bee? Legend.

You can guarantee you’ll be surrounded by awesome people and get all the good feels of satisfaction and accomplishment when the tamariki are enjoying the new things that you have helped to provide.

It takes a village to raise a child and our village is awesome! 


PTA Chairs - Katie Laporte & Brooke Malyon

Secretary - Kahurangi Lloyd

Treasurer - Marianne Paton-Sentch

Staff Rep - Fiona Riach & Kirsty Hull

Principal - Matt Jackett

PTA Meetings

The PTA are a friendly group and is always looking for additional support. If you feel you can contribute in any way and would like to get involved we would love to hear from you!

 The next meeting is on Thursday 3rd August 2023 at 7pm held in the school staffroom. All are welcome to attend.

PTA Survey

Our Carterton School PTA is already thinking ahead to the 2024 Gala and they want YOUR INPUT!

This year's Gala was a great success with us raising over $11,000 for our kura. We also managed to be able to donate over $800 to Tinui to go toward the school for flood relief. 

The money raised from this years Gala has gone towards each school teams budgets for camps and various class activities. 

We have a short survey (10 questions) we would appreciate if you could answer. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete 

Get in touch!

Come check us out on on Facebook page if you’d like to keep up to date:
Carterton School PTA
The PTA can also be reached via