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Meet the Committee

Belinda Tarr, Chair

As the Chair of CHIPTA I coordinate the organisation of our activities, meetings, events and liaise with our network of Class Reps. We have regular events throughout the year ranging from apple pressing day, the Christmas and Summer Fairs, discos, cake sales and an annual Ceilidh. It is a lot of fun working with our dedicated teachers, parents and staff to raise vital funds for all of the wonderful activities our children benefit from at Coombe Hill Infants.

I have 2 children who have had a fantastic experience at the school. My youngest is currently in year 1 Hedgehog class and my oldest has now moved next door to year 3 in the Junior school

Charlie McVay, Vice-Chair

As CHIPTA Vice-Chair I support Katie in the planning of fun, seasonal activities for the school community and ensuring that we have enough parent helpers to make these happen. I also look after ongoing fund raising initiatives, such as Easy Fund raising and match funding. It's great at CHIPTA meetings to approve funds for enjoyable, educational resources for the children, such as scooters, books and a climbing wall, all recent purchases.

My daughter had three wonderful years at CHI and my son started in Reception in September last year. He is enjoying it just as much.

Smital Patel, Treasurer

As Treasurer of CHIPTA, I am responsible for managing the incomes and expenditures of CHIPTA. This includes counting, banking and reporting on monies made at the various events and paying out any expenses incurred.

It is an interesting role as you can clearly see the hard work and dedication that goes into raising funds to improve facilities and provide fun events for our children. It is also a great way to meet people.

Would you like to join the committee? We are looking to expand the team and have vacancies for a Secretary and Publicity Officer. Please contact us, to find out more.