PA

About the Parents Association

Bellavista School has an active Parents Association (PA) with the aim of promoting close cooperation between parents and the school and among each other. The PA is made up of both parent volunteers and members of the teaching and administrative staff.

The PA can be contacted via pa@bellavistaschool.co.za

Our current committee is:

POSITION NAME
PA Chair Lara Harris
PA Secretary Leanne Gordon
PA Finance Controller Leanne Girdon
Staff Representatives Linda Wetterhahn; Deborah Behrens

Committee Portfolios

POSITION NAME
Social Events and fun-raisers Simone Shapiro and Mandy Seymour
Community Engagement JMC- Sarah Cairns; Liziwe Ntuli
Uniform Shop Romy Ancer, Jodene Riback and Kerry Cassel
MySchool Card Fulu Makwetla
Library Book Covering  Karen Joffe
Bellavista Bash and Roses Kim Abraham and Talya Postan
Tuckshop Kerry-Lea Harrison
Lost Property Fehmida Johnson
Bellavista Club Annabel Bishop
Finance  Coordinator Leanne Gordon

2020 Events Calendar

PA Meeting Dates: see the school calendar

First term

Class Socials

One for the BV Mums

Second Term

Bellavista AGM

Bellavista Bash

Third Term

Teacher Appreciation Day

Bellavista Family Fun Day

Year End PA Meeting & Cocktail Party

Purpose of the PA

The primary purpose of the PA is to build social cohesion and a community spirit in the school parent body, connecting parents, staff and the children and building a sense of belonging in the Bellavista Community. On a secondary level, the PA raises funds for the school in three major ways:

  • Passive income e.g. Bellavista Club and MySchool Card
  • Fundraising events e.g. Raffle or Sponsored runs
  • Direct income e.g. Uniform Shop, sale of the Legacy of Bellavista rose and Tuck Shop

The money raised by the PA is used towards enhancing the entire school for the benefit of the parents, pupils and staff.  PA funds are always re-invested into the school. The PA assists with value-adding projects, infrastructure and wish list items that are not budgeted for by the school. As a result, these projects vary from year to year.

 Passive Income

Income raised passively contributes largely to the PA’s annual income.

Get a MySchool Card and Start Swiping
My School card is an initiative that provides a significant benefit to the school, through a percentage of the money spent in the stores of participating retailers being routed back to the school.

Order a MySchool card online (www.myschool.co.za). It’s quick and easy! Remember, every swipe counts when you purchase from participating stores. Look up the partners, special discounts and promotions online. Your support is always appreciated.

Bellavista Club

Membership is voluntary. The subscription fee is R300 per year. Bellavista Club members participate in a draw for cash prizes every month. Click here to download the Bellavista Club application form.

Fundraising Events

The PA actively raises funds through several events which are held throughout the school year. These events help to create a community spirit within the Bellavista School Community and are aimed at creating fun for parents and pupils alike in line with our ethos. We encourage the Bellavista Family to attend our events and support the school.

Direct Income

A portion of the PA’s income is also gathered from the school’s Uniform Shop and the Tuck Shop. These activities are provided by the PA more as a service to our Bellavista Community, and fortunately, in the process, generate a small amount of cash.  In the 50th year of the school (2017), the PA initiated the Legacy of Bellavista, our signature rose.  The rose is for sale on order to the PA or via Ludwigs. These initiatives are coordinated by dedicated volunteers from the parent body. Contributions and suggestions are welcome.

Bellavista Uniform Shop 

To view business hours and contact details please see https://bellavista.org.za/uniforms/

Power of One Campaign

The Power of One collaborative campaign was launched in 2015. It aims to stimulate active participation from all parents to make a difference by offering their time, talents, ideas contacts, expertise or donations to name but a few. The campaign challenges all parents to commit to do ONE thing a year for the school.

Parents pledge via the Bellavista School App > Form

Tuck

Tuck runs at second break each Tuesday and Thursday, with a limited but popular menu.