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The primary function of the PTA is to strengthen relationships between the home and the school. They also raise substantial funds to assist our children and school community. Each year there is a programme of events which facilitates these aims. All PTA members are volunteers and their work for the school is much appreciated and highly valued. The school relies on the PTA to help achieve Mellons Bay School annual and strategic goals in relation to resources, equipment and development.

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Get Involved with our PTA

The PTA are always looking for volunteers to help with many activities happening around the school.  Any volunteer time is appreciated, there is no big time requirements needed.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet other parents and feel part of the school community.

Please complete the form below if you have an interest in helping in the PTA in the following areas. When the need to ask for help arises, we will contact you to see if you are available.  Our communications leader Renee Steele will contact you asap to confirm your availability and if certain roles suit. Otherwise, contact Renee any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Executive Committee

The executive committee consists of approximately 6 people including the Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraiser. The purpose of having an executive committee is to make decisions on behalf of the PTA. Some of these decisions may need PTA consultation, however, the executive committee have delegated authority regarding some decisions in order to keep PTA moving forward.

Chairperson - Mark Steele
This role involves facilitating PTA meetings, being the face of the PTA, liaising with PTA executive and school management, having the complete overview of PTA issues, activities and direction.

Secretary - Vacant
This role involves compiling agendas and minutes for PTA meetings. It also includes keeping policies and procedures up to date and general communication to PTA members as required.

Communications - Renee Steele
This role involves has two key focuses. The first being the contact person and caretaker of all parent involvement with PTA events and activities.  Secondly to improve home communication, for example,  Facebook, Wi chat, text and working with classroom representatives to get parents closer to what is happening in their childs personal life.  Please contact Renee on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you wish to discuss.

Treasurer -Shannon Wright
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the PTA accounts and reporting of the financial position at PTA meetings. The Treasurer also assists with any financial tasks relating to events, eg. Floats, eftpos, banking etc.


Fundraising -  Bo Burn, Mellanie Whittle-Scholes
The fundraising team is usually led by one or two people who organise fundraising activities and enlist a group of helpers, parents or PTA members to assist.

Parent Class Representative

The PTA has developed an initiative for parents and students to connect and enjoy the social
aspect of being at school.

Each year there will be a request for a parent to be the Parent Class Representative for your child's class. The volunteer for this role will be given a class list from the office with contact details of parents and students in that class.

The Parent Class Representative then maintains that list (make changes or additions as required), distributes the list to each family in that class, and organises social events throughout the year. Permission for details to be distributed to class members, is given by parents on enrolment.

IMPORTANT: If you do not wish for your details to be shared with class members, please advise the office on enrolment.

Uniform Shop

Kirby Rainbow
The uniform shop is run by PTA volunteers and is another fundraising stream that provides a substantial contribution to the overall funds raised. The 3 roles are:

  • Manager
    The tasks involved are having the complete overview of systems and procedures, ordering, finding volunteers to staff the shop.
  • Shop Assistants
    Staffing the shop during opening hours.
  • Accounts
    The keeping of basic accounts, recording and reporting to the PTA, banking. Uniform Shop


The lunchroom is a PTA fundraiser and contributes substantially to overall funds raised. It is managed entirely by volunteers. There are 3 main roles:

Menu - Kylie Young
Each term the lunchroom menu changes. They offer a variety of healthy options, as well as the usual treats of pies, biscuits, chips etc...To order lunches, you must place the correct change into a sealed envelope with the order, child's name and room number, total amount enclosed written on the front of the envelope. View the current menu here on the home page under quicklinks

Roster - 
Maree Quilty
The lunch room is open Monday, Thursday and Friday and requires approximately 3-4 helpers per day from 9am till 12.30pm. There are also possibilities to provide just one hour during a shift. Toddlers are welcome and there are toys available to keep them entertained. The lunchroom is a great place for new parents to start their involvement in the school. It's easy, social and you get to find out what is going on.

Lunch Room Helpers
This involves a team of volunteer parents, who work together to compile student orders, purchase groceries required for that day, make lunches, and phone order out-sourced lunches eg. Muzza's pies. There is always some time during the morning for the team to go out for coffee or catch up on personal errands. Contact Maree Quilty to get on the roster, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Help Form

Fill in form below if you have an interest in helping the school in the following areas. When the need to ask for help arises, we will contact you to see if you are available.



The school identified a specific need for an administrator who could assist with applying for external grants for school resources and equipment.  In 2010, a part time development administrator was employed.  This role compliments PTA fundraising activities. Over the years, the role has expanded to include developing new marketing material ie. the school prospectus and being the dedicated resource for maintaining the school website.  This has enhanced our service and communication to parents and the local community.  The role also includes the production of the newsletter, sourcing newsletter sponsors,  the back up for library and administration staff, and the coordinator for ASB school banking, Yummy Apples and Meadow Fresh promotions, BNZ Closed for Good, Fields of Dreams School Swimming at Lloyd Elsmore and SunSmart Schools.

Advertise With Us

We have advertising space available in our school newsletter and on our school website.
Please contact Mel Hatton for further details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Current Projects

  • Piupiu – continue to build a larger collection
  • Junior playground fort
  • Building the junior reading resource

Projects Completed

Mellons Bay School would like to acknowledge the donations received for the projects below:

  • New rugby posts with the assistance of the NZ Community Trust
  • Two full sets of netball uniforms and bibs with the assistance of the Howick Club
  • Senior School sunshade with the assistance of Southern Trust, Lion Foundation and PTA
  • Middle School Sun Shade with the assistance of the Lion Foundation
  • Upgrade of the school pool equipment, sun shade, fencing and painting with the assistance of Lotteries Auckland Community, The Trusts Charitable Foundation and Board of Trustees.
  • Hall lighting and sound equipment with the assistance of the Lion Foundation.
  • Computers for the ICT room with the assistance of the Lion Foundation
  • Junior sand pit sun shade with the assistance of Southern Trust and the PTA
  • Piupiu with the assistance of the Howick Club and the Sir John Logan Campbell Trust.
  • Music equipment and t-shirts with the assistance of Howick RSA and Howick Club
  • Portable sun shades with the assistance of Southern Trust.
  • Rugby jerseys and school sports polo shirts with the assistance of The NZ Community Trust.
  • Junior school readers with the assistance of Trillian Trust.
  • Junior playground building with the assistance of Lion Foundation, Pelorus Trust, Blue Sky Community Trust and Southern Trust.
  • Piupiu for our Kapa Haka group with the assistance of the Howick Club and the Howick RSA.
  • Junior school readers and ESOL resource with the assistance of the Lion Foundation.
  • A fort for our junior playground with the assistance of Blue Sky Trust
  • Assistance for maintenance and running cost for our school pool over the summer period from Auckland City Council.

Make a Donation or Bequest

To make a donation or bequest, please contact Mel Hatton for further details:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There are no current vacancies at this time.