Wanaka Primary School PTA

The Wanaka Primary School PTA is the forum for school parents and caregivers to support our students, engage the wider school community, and encourage a strong partnership between our homes and our school.

It is also an excellent medium for parents or caregivers to meet others, particularly those who are new in the school or the area, and who have an interest in the activities of their children inside and outside of school.

The key objectives of the PTA are:

  • Fundraising - to assist in raising funds to provide resources, facilities and opportunities.  Some examples of fundraisers the school is involved in are the Friday Night Lights, the Wanaka Trail Ride and the sale of student's art calendars.
  • Socialising - to organise social activities and act in a hosting role to foster the school's sense of community.  Events include Hot Cross Bun morning tea, Mother's Day movie night, Father's Day breakfast and Friday Night Lights to name a few.
  • Communicating - encouraging and supporting communication between families, teachers, school leadership, staff and the Board of Trustees.  Having a presence at: curriculum information evenings, sports days, welcome afternoon tea for new entrants and new families to the school.

The PTA is comprised of parents, a teaching staff member, Board of Trustees and Wanaka Primary School Futures Trust representatives, and Wendy Bamford our Principal also attends meetings.  This gives the PTA an insight into the workings of the school and decision making.

Everyone who is a parent or caregiver of a child at Wanaka Primary School is warmly invited to attend meetings and become involved in the PTA, either in a large or small capacity.  Meeting dates are displayed below and are held in the School Staffroom at 7.00pm.

  • Term 1
    Wednesday 1st February
    Wednesday 7th March - AGM
    Wednesday 4th April
  • Term 2
    Wednesday 2nd May
    Wednesday 6th June
  • Term 3
    Wednesday 1st August
    Wednesday 5th September
  • Term 4
    Wednesday 7th November
    Wednesday 5th December

Parents or caregivers who are unable to attend the regular PTA meetings may wish to become a 'Friend of the PTA'.  Friends of the PTA are a vital part of the PTA and provide the manpower behind the scenes without having to commit to attending meetings.

To become involved on the committee or to be a 'Friend of the PTA' please fill in the attached form via this link.

The PTA's Executives are:

  • Hayley Barbour (Chairperson)
  • Celia Monaghan (Secretary)
  • Lucy Jewell (Treasurer)
  • Megan McConnell (WPS Staff Representative)
  • Kath Nicholson (WPSFT Liaison)
  • Jude Battson (Board of Trustees Representative)
  • Wendy Bamford (WPS Principal)

You can contact the PTA either through the school office or by email at: or like us on facebook for regular updates.

2018 Calendar of Events

  • Term 1
    23rd February - Welcome to School Shared Afternoon Tea
    23rd March - Hot Cross Bun Morning Tea
    24th March - Second Hand Ski Sale
    22nd April - Wanaka Trail Ride
  • Term 2
    11th May - Mother's Day Movie Night
  • Term 3
    31st August - Father's Day Breakfast
    7th September - Friday Night Lights
  • Term 4

Our calendar of 2018 fundraising and social activities is regularly updated in the school newsletters and on the school calendar.