Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


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.