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

Our current committee is:

PA Chair Justine Rubin
PA Secretary Lara Harris
PA Finance Controller Janine Owen
Staff Representatives Linda Wetterhahn; Heather Allais; Deborah Behrens

Committee Portfolios

Design  Lisa Benatar
Community Engagement Janine Waisbrod
Uniform Shop Romy Ancer and Kerry Cassel
MySchool Card  Kate Fouche
Library Book Covering  Karen Joffe
Bellavista Bash and Roses Kim Abraham
Raffle  Kerry Cassel
50/50 Club
Cards Deborah Behrens

2019 Events Calendar

PA Meeting Dates: tbc

First term

Raffle: 50/50

Class Socials

Second Term

Bellavista AGM

Bellavista Bash

Third Term

Teacher Appreciation 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. 50/50 and MySchool Card
  • Fundraising events e.g. Raffle or Comedy Evening
  • 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 ( 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.

2. 50/50

Membership is voluntary. The subscription fee is R300 per year. 50/50 club members participate in a draw for cash prizes every month. Click here to download the 50/50 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, the Tuck Shop on the Outspan Sports Field and the Bellavista Classifieds. 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 teh 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 co-ordinated by dedicated volunteers from the parent body. Contributions and suggestions are welcome. Any queries regarding direct income can be directed to attention Heather, for the PA.

Bellavista Uniform Shop 

To view business hours and contact details please see

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.