Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 16th October
Have you enjoyed the school events last year? The Summer Fair? The Halloween Disco or Race Night? You are invited to the AGM of the group who organised all of these events where you can find out what we have achieved and what we have planned for the next year. The Friends of Pontprennau Primary school (FoPPS) plays an important role by holding fun events that raise money for the school.
It’s important that we have a good turn out to allow us to elect new committee members. Please help us to do this and we will provide the cheese and wine afterwards! Please note voting will only take place at the AGM and not in advance as originally advertised.
The AGM of the FoPPS committee will held on October 16th at 7pm in the school hall. We would like to invite all parents, carers, grandparents and school staff (anyone over the age of 18) to attend.
There will be a short meeting lasting about 15 minutes and then there will be a chance to drink, eat and meet the committee afterwards.
The biographies of those parents who would like to be considered for the 3 vacant committee spaces are below. There are also biographies of the current committee members who will be standing for another year available under the committee members page.
Please come along on the night if you are able to, and help us celebrate our successes, vote for the members of the committee and have a chat!
Mrs Gayle Mulla
Child in Reception
I have a son in reception and a two year old daughter. I am in the fortunate position to be a stay-at-home mum so have plenty of time to give to the school.
Before having children I worked as the lead nurse for blood clot prevention in a London hospital. To be successful in this role I needed excellent communication skills, the ability to quickly build relationships with a wide range of people and continuously think of new ideas to keep staff engaged. I was a member of the morale committee, a small team responsible for organising and running staff Christmas parties, International Nurse Day events and were in the process of arranging a family sports day fundraiser.
When my son was in nursery I helped out at the school cultural day and was part off the team in the international food kitchen at the school fair and really enjoyed both. I also used to help out at mom mum’s school fetes etc before moving to Cardiff. I would welcome the opportunity to share my ideas with the FOPPS team but most importantly enjoy being able to help organise and run future events for our fantastic school.
Mrs Eve Cocks
Children in Year 1 / Year 3
I am passionate about ensuring Pontprennau Primary School is a success for our children and the wider community.
I work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intensive Care Research with a background of 13 years’ nursing experience. My role demands many skills such as team working and communication to ensure the varied, complex needs of patients and relatives are met. I am a natural organiser and have been involved with fundraising and organised social events at work. I have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise and multi-task which are also essential requirements of my job. I enjoy serving our community and in the past I have been a regular helper at a Brownie pack and volunteered regularly as a lifeguard at our local pool. I was a member of St John’s Ambulance in which I attended many public duties and currently I am a member of Newport Orchestra.
I believe I could use these skills and experience to contribute effectively as a committee member to support the school. Working part-time I have the opportunity to fully commit to meetings, preparations and events.
Mrs Lucy Harris
Child in Nursery
My name is Lucy and I’m a twin mum so I can multitask and am very organised.
I love to meet new people, try new things and challenge myself. I have supported FoPPS in the past with the Halloween disco, race night and the school fayre. I have lots of friends with a wide range of skills and jobs and can call on them to support in any upcoming events.
In my daytime job I am a Community Occupational Therapist Technician (or COTT for short) so I come across all sorts of people and challenges and I work closely with my team to overcome challenges and support people as much as I can. I feel within my career I am a reliable and a good problem solver and would like to promote this through becoming a FoPPS committee member.
PS. I love to have lots of fun and I’m a big fan of gin!