Class Reps at Holy Trinity

Being a class rep is a great way to get to know other parents, and to see how the school community operates on a day to day basis. It gives you a chance to build relationships with the class teachers, as well as parents from your own class and other parents within the school.

Some classes have one class rep each year, but most people like to share the role with a friend.

Class reps, along with all the other parents, are invited to attend the PTA meetings - which are usually held once a term but may take place more frequently if planning for a special event or at certain times of the year.

Here are some of the other things you're likely to be involved with if you become a class rep:  

Communications - the PTA, and your teachers, will sometimes ask you to pass a message on to your parents. A regular email to your class with upcoming dates / reminders is also useful, and much appreciated, particularly at busy times of the year.

Arranging class drinks / coffee mornings - this is usually limited to fixing a time and date and booking some space at a local bar, or arranging a coffee morning in a local cafe or at someone's home.

Class lists - unless you're in reception class, there is probably already a class list. Its always useful to circulate the list at the beginning of the school year, and add details of any families who join your class throughout the year. If you are a class rep for a reception class, one of the first things to do is to compile a class list – it’s great for organising playdates when the children are getting to know their class mates.

Christmas fair and summer fair - each year group is allocated stalls for the the fairs.  The class reps are responsible for coordinating the preparation, rota and clearing up for their allocated stalls - with plenty of help from your class parents of course! There are notes explaining what's involved for most of the stalls, the PTA will send you these in plenty of time before each fair.

Teachers presents - the classes often do a collection for their teachers at Christmas, and end of year. Class reps are usually responsible for coordinating this, and arranging any cards / presents or other messages from the children.

Fundraising initiatives – Cauliflower cards, Northbrook wrapping paper – your participation with these depends on your class teacher. Some prefer you to take the lead others prefer you to take the roles of communicating with the parents and collecting the money only. It is good to have a conversion with your childs teacher to establish who will take the lead.