Author Archives: Kelly


A massive ‘thank you’ to all those parents and carers, who supported our first ever Summer Party.

As many of you know, the party set-up did not go to plan.  It was due to take place in the lower grounds of the school with the stage, bar and stalls in their normal positions.  Unfortunately, due to dismal weather forecasts, we had to quickly change plans at midday on Friday and move everything to the top playground and inside the hall.  This was unfortunate, as it felt a little fragmented with the band etc. inside, but was the best we could do to salvage the event. Continue reading

Playground Surface Update

Wonderful news!!  The new playground, which has been a fundraising project over the past couple of years’ and donated by MCCA with 2013/14 school year fundraising, can now be completed with monies raised from last year (2014/15) fundraising.  This means that 2015/16 MCCA fundraising can now be directed towards other projects to help support the school and enhance our children’s education.

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23 Hilarious Parent Reactions to PTA Requests… A Humourous Roundup

This hilarious post is directly copied from a link found at  you can f

Last term was Christmas fair season and for many school parents associations it’s the biggest fundraiser of the year. All hands were needed on deck to pull together and lay on a magical day for the kids – Santa’s grotto, games stalls, festive food and drink – all needing a ton of volunteers to make it happen.

Yep, sure it would be a lot easier if loads of parents pitched in to help. But let’s face it – PTAs don’t always have the best rep, and some parents would rather run a mile barefoot in the snow than flip burgers for 3 hours at the Christmas fair.

As part of my job working with PTAs, I regularly speak with committee members all over the country, and although many have an uphill struggle getting parents to help out – we did manage to make them laugh out loud with a few choice gifs. 

Take a look and see whether you recognise any of these reactions – whether you received them, or dished them out yourself!
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New MCCA 2015/16 Committee

On the 7th of October the MCCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held.  As a result, a new committee was elected for the 2015-2016 school year.

As a Chairperson has not been nominated this year, the committee will rotate the role for each meeting.  The person nominated to Chair will be announced via the proposed agenda and documented via meeting minutes.

If you have a question for the committee, you can attend a committee meeting (notified via the school newsletter or via the events section of this site) or you can direct your questions to the Secretary who will forward to the relevant person.

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One Pot (Pan) Spaghetti

Found this on and tried it the other night – and it was pretty good!  The fact that the kids ate it, even better.   The big attraction is that it’s made in one dish and takes 10mins!  I used 200g Curly Leaf Kale (because kids hate soggy spinach leaves).  Also great option if you are trying to cut down on meat.  Enjoy!

Got a one-pot-recipe to share?  Love to hear about it.

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