We hope all the children enjoyed the ice lollies provided by the PTA.  We weren’t able to be in school to celebrate all the children, but we wanted to celebrate the end of sports/activities week and the beginning of a wonderfully sunny, hot weekend!  Cheers!

The Phil and Jim’s PTA is an integral part of school life – supporting the school through fundraising and social events to foster community. Every parent and carer in our school community is part of the PTA.  Over the last 5 years the PTA raised money to fund the Astroturf, to build the library and stock it, and to support lots of “extras” for the school like the Collins Big Cat 0nline books, year 6 leavers gifts, math and reading subscription programs, classroom supplies, guest speakers, school club support, school calendars and many others.  In addition, we run a regular program of social activities for the school and community such as the Christmas fair, quiz night, the summer fete, the nearly new sale, bake sales, mother’s/father’s day events, etc.  We will not be able to continue to run events for the school without volunteers….we NEED YOU!  You can get involved by volunteering at events throughout the year (in a non-Covid year!), by supporting the school financially (see below), by attending school events, or by taking a more active leadership role on the PTA committee.  If you’re interested and would like to learn more about what’s involved,  please contact me in person or at

You can continue to support the PTA during the summer holidays…here are two easy things you can do to help us fundraise that don’t cost anything extra!

If you shop at amazon, consider changing your search to  That’s amazon’s search platform that sends a small donation to a charity that you select with every purchase you make!  Once you’re at, you can search for Ss Philip And James School Parent Teachers Association and Amazon will make a donation to us from any purchase made.   You can also go to: Once registered, access your shopping website  (e.g. John Lewis, Staples, Ebay,, Marks and Spencer etc) through the easyfundraising website or app and then the retailer makes a donation to our PTA. Being redirected to retailer’s website registers the purchase for donation – it’s as simple as that and it doesn’t cost anything extra!