Wellesley Parents’ Association

Families are the very heart of our school. The Wellesley Parents’ Association (WPA) is a group of Wellesley parents who foster that sense of community and help families to engage with and support school events, building lasting relationships with each other and staff, ensuring that the school always feels like a ‘big little family’.

The WPA works with the School and Foundation to support their initiatives and events.  For example, coordinating wonderful parent volunteers for special events like Grandparents’ Day, Athletics Days BBQs and ARTBOURNE, and helping run events like the school Sunday Funday. Recently, the WPA facilitated the redevelopment of the school’s playground which was opened in June 2021.

Term 3 2021 WPA events update:

Due to COVID gathering restrictions, a number of planned events have unfortunately been cancelled. However, we have managed to provide a sausage sizzle and ice blocks for the boys at the three Athletics days held in term 4. We are looking forward to more events and engagement in 2022.

If you require ticket refunds for either event, please contact our WPA Treasurer Rob Pritchard or our Chairperson Rebecca Fitzpatrick.

Each year we have a great team of class representatives who organise class or year-group events which are designed to encourage engagement within the Wellesley parent community.

Join us!

Joining the  Wellesley Parent’s Association is a great way for parents to get involved,  to contribute meaningfully to the school community,  and to discover the best of what Wellesley has to offer.

We encourage parents and whānau to consider joining the WPA or to come along to a meeting and see what we’re about.

The meetings are held in the Wellesley staffroom and run from 7.30pm until 8.50pm.  These are attended by the Principal, Michael Bain or by one of his senior staff members along with staff representative (& current parent) Rosie Torbit. All parents are welcome to just turn up.

Current WPA 

Rebecca Fitzpatrick – Chair (Year 2 & 4), Rebecca Clancy – Deputy Chair (Year 5),  Sam Batchelar – Secretary (Year 2), Rosie Torbit – Staff Representative and Deputy Secretary (Year 7), Robert Pritchard – Treasurer (Year 4), Paul Fryer  – Deputy Treasurer (Year  3), Chloe Bridgeman (former parent), Nicola Maurd-Mackenzie – Class Rep Coordinator (Year 8 & 4), Melanie Taylor (Year 8), Bridgette Smithson (Year 6), Sarah-Jane Hays (Year 6),  Emma Worthington (Year 4 & 5), Melanie Main (Year 4), Melissa Curry (Year 3), Caroline Drury (Year 3), Ding Wang (Year 2), Nicole Noldus (Year 2),

If you would like any further information, please contact Rebecca Fitzpatrick

WPA Minutes

WPA meeting dates for 2021

  • Monday 15 February 2021, 7.30pm
  • AGM & Committee Meeting – Monday 12th April, 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 18 May 2021, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 29 June 2021, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021, 7.30pm (due to current COVID restrictions, the 19th Oct meeting will be held online.  Please contact Chairperson Rebecca Fitzpatrick if you would like an online invitation to join meeting.)
Parents Association