PTA AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY CLUBS
Welcome back to school and welcome to all our new parents, we hope you all had a great summer.
We are trying something new this year. Instead of the After School Club Application Form being put in school bags, it is now on the school website. (see below).
Please print, and complete the form and return to us in an envelope marked for the attention of Currie PTA by Monday 4th September. A member of the PTA will be in reception during “meet the teacher” on Monday 4th September for any questions and if any one wants to return their forms then. This enables the PTA time to organise the clubs ready to start the week beginning 18th September. We appreciate that P7 are currently away on camp, therefore P7 forms do not need to be returned until Wednesday 6th September.
We would like to point out that the list is only an initial guideline; times and days may change or clubs may not go ahead if insufficient numbers sign up. Some clubs may be added at a later stage.
Payments will also be collected differently this year. On the first day of each club, we will have a registration day, and this is when payment is due. A member of the PTA will be in reception, and will collect money due for the term then.
As with previous years we require a parent to be on the rota each week for most clubs. This should only be about once per term so if you are unable to do this you must arrange for someone to cover for you. If your child leaves the club during the term then the parent must still arrange for the rota to be covered. Please note that if parents are contiuously not turning up, then the club will have to be cancelled.
PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL CAR PARK IS FOR STAFF ONLY AND MUST NOT BE USED WHEN DROPPING OFF OR COLLECTING YOUR CHILDREN.
PARENT HELPER GUIDELINES
Thank you for helping out look after reception during our clubs. Please take a few minutes to read over the following information which will explain this role. As a parent
Please make sure you have signed in at reception and taken a visitor badge.
We need you as an extra pair of hands to deal with things like administering minor first aid or monitoring younger children as they go to the toilets. This allows the coach to continue and focus on the activity. It also minimises disruption to the office staff.
The following guidelines will be helpful to you in this role today.
First Aid: – Please use plastic barrier gloves provided if there is a cut.
If minor first aid is required, a first aid box is located in the PTA cupboard in reception (next to the assembly hall door). Please use this box for distributing plasters and minor first aid before disturbing the office staff. Ice packs are also in the PTA Cupboard in reception.
All our Coaches are qualified in First Aid and will deal with any real emergency situation.
Toilet Duty: – All children should go to the toilet unaccompanied. For the P1/2 children, you can stand in the reception area and look along the corridor to make sure the children enter the toilets and return safely. This is a child protection issue and will protect you from a child potentially reporting an incident as well as protecting the child.
Occasionally you may be required to contact a child’s parent to come and collect them. If this should happen, please use the PTA mobile phone which is stored beside the first aid box. The coach will provide you with the necessary emergency number.
At the end of the club please make sure that each child is collected by an adult. Some children may be allowed to leave on their own; the coach will have a list of these children which you can check.
We hope you enjoy the opportunity to watch what your child does at the club.
Thanks for your help today.