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. Our current committee is:
|PA Chairlady||Kerry Harrison|
|PA Secretary||Lee-anne Rheeder|
|PA Finance Controller||Leanne Gordon|
|Staff Representatives||Linda Wetterhahn; Deborah Behrens; Cindy Ebersey|
|New Parents||Elizabeth Dickinson|
|Seconds and lost property||Julie-anne Mclintock|
|Grade Seven Coordinator||Lauri Gordon|
|Bellavista Roses||Annabel Bishop|
|Power of One||Tamsyn Sweidan|
|Bellavista Bash||Janine Waisbrod|
|Dad’s Dash||Richard Seegars|
- Grade Socials
- Dad’s Dash
- Bellavista AGM
- Teacher Appreciation Day
- 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. Class reps are the mainstay behind this aspect.
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. Dad’s Dash
- Sale of the Legacy of Bellavista rose
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.
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.