Winster School PTFA

PTFA page for Winster CofE primary school Don't forget to like and share our posts! We are a kind and inclusive bunch on this page, patrolled by Admins.

Welcome to Winster C of E primary PTFA's page where you'll find details of our past and future activities and fundraising events. Use the messenger function to request addition to Winster parents FB and WhatsApp chat. No bullying, hate speech or discrimination tolerated here.

Operating as usual


The donated eggs from Spar and winners of the raffle! 🍫🐣 🐇🐥

Photos from Winster School PTFA's post 23/03/2024

🎶🎵Calypso Chimes🎼 . Before ......and after !!

The weather was not kind to us today ⛈️🌨️ But they're in!

Thanks to a HUGE effort from an intrepid group of parents, teacher (& hubby) and friends of Winster school.

From digging holes, to frying a mound of bacon butties and clearing borders the team effort was phenomenal. 👏

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who turned up to help.


Anyone wanting to check - School Garden Chimes installation is still going ahead, see you later


Is anyone free Saturday morning to help dig the holes and concrete in large Calypso Chimes, in the school lawn please ? Starting at 9.30 , will be finished early pm hopefully - there are 9 in total. Under the supervision of David Slack.

One person has to drop out due to injury and leaves us one short, we really need 6. Another couple of helpers would be even better. I've heard rumors there will be *BACON ROLLS* 😋🤤

Comment or message. Thankyou ❤️❤️


Are you nifty on social media?

Do you like creating engaging posts and events ?

Would you like to use Canva to create PTFA events, posts and adverts? (This isn't essential! But it's available if you'd like to learn how to use it)

The PTFA needs additional administrators for this page. If you can help, or would like more information please get into touch via messenger or [email protected]


PTFA meeting tomorrow night in the library if you're able to make it?

All welcome.


Does anyone have any Stachys byzantina (lambs ears) in their garden willing to divide and donate a small clump to school please ?

The wooley leaves will be perfect for a small sensory border volunteers are planting up over the coming weeks. Get in touch, please? We can collect.

Messenger or email [email protected]


Feast your eyes on this choccie tower of delight on its way into school!

The lovely folks at the Blakemore Foundation and the Two Dales SPAR store, have generously donated Easter Eggs & Chocolate for the schools chocolate raffle.

Keep an eye out for details in the Friday newsletter.


Whether you're buying a tower of Easter eggs, booking a holiday, buying garden shears, to stocking up on cosmetics and everything in between. Thousands of online retailers participate in Shop & Give. Even eBay!

Simply go to create or login to your account, search and select Winster School as your cause. The PTFA get cashback from your purchases. It doesn't cost you one penny extra.

We have just earnt £15 from your shopping - all to benefit Winster pupils. Thank you!

Just proves how beneficial a bit of retail therapy is :) carry on !


Would YOU like to be part of a team of volunteers enhancing school resources and making a positive difference to Winster pupil's?

The PTFA has a vacancy for new Chairperson. You'll have as much support during handover as you need from the exiting post holder.

You will need to host a PTFA meeting regulary and be willing to undergo a DBS check. Fundraising events are organised by committee members to fit around their family and work commitments, there is no pressure and fresh ideas are welcomed.

If you have any questions, or if you need a nominator / seconder email : [email protected], or please speak to any of the 'regular PTFAers' Kerry, Gabi, David B, Angela or Rachel C.

Interested? Turn up at the meeting on Thursday 21st March to put yourself forwards.

Winster PTFA is a registered charity number: 1033033.


Help needed please!

Thanks to a Grant from the Duke of Devonshire's Trust Fund, the PTFA have funded 9 Calypso Chimes to be set into the grassed area of the school playground as part of our playground improvement initiative.

They're going to be FANTASTIC.

But - we need help digging the holes and concreting them into position. Luckily, Mrs Slack knows a man who does this sort of thing for a living and just couldn't turn down the opportunity to help ;) Would YOU be willing to join our fine, strapping school Govenors and Mr Slack digging the holes and setting the chimes one Saturday (date TBC) please?

If so, please message via this page, or contact the School directly.


Even the GRINCH couldn't quash the Christmas spirit of the Winster pupils tonight could he ?!

I wonder where he sneaked off to ? :)

Mulled tipples from our licenced PTFA mini bar, Angela's luscious crumble and the mince pies made £126 - all to benefit the pupils with extra resources. (Thanks to Sainsbury's for subsidising our refreshments with donated goods, and apparently the first ever egg).

All that remains is to say big festive thank you for your support and a Merry Christmas !

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WoW! What a night.

A huge thank you to the Bowling Green for hosting the Auction of Promises. Once again the intrepid Auctioneer Jason charmed, harangued and persuaded Winsterites to part with large sums of money .

We're still sorting out the totals and card charges, but the total is over 5.5K. (This will be split between the Winster Village Shop and Winster School PTFA )


Please share this post for school, all welcome


Sharing, did somebody say Paaaaaarty!?

It's the Winster Village Children's Christmas Party this Sunday afternoon 3rd Dec down at the Burton Institute. All welcome (suggested entry donation £2)

Organiser and Santa bookings - please contact Kerry 🧑‍🎄🥳🎉☃️🌲🎅


Unfortunately, there is an error on quiz adverts including in the village mag , the Twixtmas quiz is *NOT* raising funds for the PTFA, this year it's for Twinning.

Don't worry, we never miss a fundraising opportunity, the intrepid Quizmasters "Winster Dad's" had their slot this season back in September, raising £155 for PTFA funds.


Forest themed chalk boards to support outdoor creativity. Funded by a grant from the Duke of Devonshire's Trust to the PTFA.

There are more exciting improvements on the way.


Auction of Promises Thursday 30th November at the Bowling Green. Auction Lots are displayed in the shop, Bowling Green and Winster Community page.

It's not too late to submit your offer, Promise Forms were in bookbags but can also be collected from the shop or email - [email protected]

There really is something for everyone . Winster school community - please come along and support us and have a great night out at the same time .


Our next PTFA fundraiser is the Auction of Promises on Thursday 30th November in the Bowling Green. Auction starts at 8pm - Free entry.

You'll have ample opportunity to purchase gifts, treats or days out for yourself and the family , experiences large and small. There is an eclectic mix of Lots, something for everyone and all budgets.

Last year's Harvest auction raised nearly £2400 split equally with the Church. We rarely get the chance to raise over a K in one evening whilst having a blast! Although what a (will remain anonymous) Winster Mum did with the red speedos, remains a mystery.

If you have a Promise to offer please complete the form sent home in book bags and hand it back into school. Hot off the Press : Mrs Slack has just offered a homemade Christmas Cake 😋

If there's a Promise you're seeking, get in touch [email protected]. We have managed to get Offers to fulfill almost all requests so far - from a hen wing clipping demo, to parking practice.

Most of all we need YOUR help supporting and promoting the event to get as many people as possible there on the night. The more the merrier! Come along, bring a friend, relatives and neighbours! If you can't agree who deserves the night out vs babysitting, or you're being pestered for 'pop 'n' crisps', children are welcome subject to the usual pub etiquette.


Well it was a full house tonight at Bingo Night! Thanks for coming, hope you had a great time?

A special thank you to Mr Lee (Winster's no.1 Caller) and to Spar Darley Dale for subsidising the food.

Also a salute to Rob G for saving the day by cooking the sausages next door due to our earlier oven issues. Although promptly being charged by his good lady wife for the hotdog he had cooked himself, 30 seconds later, did seem a tad harsh 😁. No preferential treatment in the PTFA kitchen.

We made .....drumroll....£325! See you next time.


Dont forget it's a family friendly BINGO night this evening at the Burton, all welcome. We have Winster's own Kelly's Eye No. 1 Caller lined up !

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Auction of Promises on 30th November, a few WANTED requests are coming in. Could YOU fulfil any of these, to enter into the auction for bids ?! :)

Please complete a promises form from the village shop, or email and one can be sent to you electronically [email protected]

*An informal guided nature, or historical walk around the village / surrounding area for 4 people. **PROMISE OFFER NOW RECEIVED THANKYOU***

*Parallel parking intensive practice session (requestor is a qualified driver, owns the car for the session)

*Maximising productivity of raised veggie beds in Winster. Advice and practical tips wanted.*** PROMISE OFFER NOW RECEIVED, THANKYOU****


PTFA meeting tonight in the library during movie night. Drinks and nibbles will be served .( Inc Vegan options.)

Please come along to help plan priorities and events.


Thank you to all the parents, teachers and friends that helped today at the Autumn Fayre and Open Day. as you could see we rely heavily on the "friends of" school volunteers - they're amazing 😍.

Hoping prospective parents had a good taste of our Winster school community vibes !

Will let you know the final takings when available.

Thursday Movie night, PTFA Meeting in the library whilst the children are occupied.

All welcome. (Free) Drinks and nibbles provided.

Photos from Winster School PTFA's post 07/10/2023

A talented crafter has donated multiple pairs of stirling silver, liberty fabric, button earrings to sell at the Autumn Fayre next Sunday.

We also have limited edition Winster merchandise 😃 diddy pin badges ! The perfect stocking filler at 50p !

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