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We need you – Tues 18th July 6:30pm

Are you a Parent or Carer of a child at Wessex Primary School?

If the answer is YES, then you ARE part of the PTA
(Parent and Teacher’s Association) and WE NEED YOU!

Join us on Tuesday 18th July from 6:30pm for the Annual General Meeting when we will be electing the 2016-2017 Committee, a BBQ and a glass of something. We are a fantastic group of volunteers, all raising funds for our children’s school and would be great to see you there.

  • In order to plan for food, please
    RSVP: PTA@wessexprimary.org


Circus Success

Last Sunday, the Circus came to Wessex as the PTA’s annual fair was under the canvas of the Big Top for the first time. The weather was incredibly kind and the audience laughed, giggled, screamed and occasionally got wet for the performance of slapstick comedy, plate spinning, juggling and all around silliness. It was a real success and with the backdrop of the favourites from previous years – BBQ, Bar, Raffle, Tombola, Glitter Tattoos, Bouncy Castle, etc. great fun was had by all. Well done to the PTA team and everyone who got involved to make the event such a success.

The final figure raised is £2500… well done everyone!

Roll up! Roll up! – Sun 22nd May

The Circus is Coming to Wessex on Sunday 22nd May!

Tickets cost £5 per head and will go on sale on Mon 9th May,  at the school atrium from 8am and at pick up time only until they sell out.

Tickets are now available to extended friends and family not at Wessex (babies in arms won’t need a ticket, but for H&S reasons, buggies won’t be allowed inside the tent).

  • 3 performances for you to choose from:
    1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm
  • Doors will open at 12 noon

Seats aren’t numbered therefore we recommend you arrive at the school at least 1 hr before your selected performance, that should leave you plenty of time to grab a bite and a drink, tackle the giant inflatable assault course and have a go at the tombolas.

The Circus will be instead of the summer fair, so you don’t want to miss out! Also look out for:

  • Colouring Poster competition – coming soon

Helpers get a free burger and a drink!

As usual, we need lots of volunteers to make this wonderful day work so please put the date in your calendar and get in touch (PTA@wessexprimary.org) to let us know if you can lend a hand, even for a short shift, it all helps!

All the fun of the fair

On Saturday, it was all the fun of the fair as the PTA’s annual fund raiser was blessed with sunshine and good weather. At a slightly earlier time, we welcomed almost 900 children and adults to Wessex for a relaxed and enjoyable community event.

We were entertained by maypole dancers, Glee Club singers, ukulele playing musicians, keep fitters and hip hop dancers.

The burgers sold out, the bar did a roaring trade (especially the Pimms), the Lions Train chugged around the field and the wellies? Well, they were whanged with enthusiasm!

It was a fabulous event and I would like to thank the dedicated PTA team for bringing it all together so successfully, raising an amazing £3000 for the school in the process. Well done ladies (and gents) and thank you.