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 [email protected]
Our current committee is:
|PA Chair||Natalie Buchholtz|
|PA Secretary||Leanne Gordon|
|PA Finance Controller||Leanne Gordon|
|Staff Representatives||Linda Wetterhahn; Deborah Behrens|
|Community Engagement||Fulu Makwetla; Jen Murray|
|Uniform Shop||Romy Ancer|
|MySchool Card||Fulu Makwetla|
|Bellavista Club||Annabel Bishop|
|Bellavista Roses||Annabel Bishop|
|Lost Property||Fehmida Johnson; Julie-Anne Mclintock|
|Power of One||Luce Hart|
2022 Events Calendar
PA Meeting Dates: see the school calendar
One for the BV Mums
Teacher Appreciation Day
Bellavista Family Fun Day (aka Bellavista Bash)
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 ways:
- Passive income, e.g. Dischem and MySchool Card
- Fundraising events, e.g. Raffle or Sponsored runs
- Direct income, e.g. 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, children 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tuck runs at second break each Tuesday and Thursday, with a limited but popular menu when pandemic protocols permit.