May 2017 Volume 14


Staff reporter KC Times
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Don’t say what your school can do for you. Instead say, what can I do for my school?

KCPTA’s Vision is to ensure that it delivers sustainable assistance to all stakeholders, therefore, enabling the students of Kingston College to continue with that which was taught and the advancement of the KC Motto. With that in mind, the KCPTA has continued to give full support to the school’s initiatives as well as embarking on its own initiatives for the betterment of the boys and the school at large.

Co-opted members/new appointments to the PTA executive

· Mrs. Marcia Williams-McDonald (Welfare Officer)

· Mrs. Angellee Leachman (Form Parent’s Coordinator)

· Mrs. Sonia Nicholson

· Ms. Peta-Gaye Wynter

Activities: September 2016 – May 2017

PTA general meetings & extra-ordinary meeting

· The MICHAELMAS TERM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

· The EPIPHANY TERM on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Specially invited Guest Speaker by the PTA Executive was DSP Steve McGregor, a KC Old Boy, who gave a riveting presentation to the parents on how to protect our family from intruders, our boys from criminal gangs as well as to help them not to become part of such gangs.

· Extra-Ordinary Meeting - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The Board Chairman, the Principal and the Bursar advised the financial state of the Institution.


· “Better Parenting Workshop” held on , 2016.

· Male Parent of the Year and Female Parent of the Year 2016 - 2017, Mr. Herman Grace and Mrs. Rose Thomas.

· Chapel Choir Concert – December 11, 2016.

· On May 6, 2017, KCPTA hosts its Inaugural HEALTH FAIR at the North Street Campus from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Theme: “ SHARING, CARING, THROUGH HEALTH”. Support was given by the Member of Parliament, Honorable Ronald Thwaites, and his Representative, Ms. Tina Palmer, who attended the Opening Ceremony. Major Sponsor was the National Health Fund (NHF) and other sponsors include SERHA, RGD, PATH, JUTC, CDA, PICA and CAL’S. This was indeed a very successful venture and was well received by the Community. The President said it was our civic responsibility to give back to the Community.

· Deliberately assist the Student Leadership body in fundraising activities. Fundraising Stall at the HEALTH FAIR. Through the PTA’s influence they were able to get 100% of the items donated. All profits went to them.

· St. Augustine’s Chapel and KC’s Chapel 70th Anniversary – The PTA, in collaboration with the Old Boy Association, purchased a new Lectern for the Chapel, which was commissioned by Lord Bishop Thompson, Lord Suffagan Bishop of Jamaica.

Fundraising activities

· Benefit Play “(Two Can Play)”, held on “ ( November 2016)”.

· T-Shirt – “I AM A PROUD FORTIS PARENT” – in conjunction with the KCPTA’s thrust to foster better parenting amongst our parenting body.

  • SAVE THE DATE - KC/PUMA 5K RUN – Sunday, September 21, 2017

PTA Executive Support

Choir - The KCPTA was instrumental in providing lunch and snacks on a weekly basis for the choir as they rehearsed for their Christmas Season.

Track and Field - Contributed heavily to the feeding Programme over the summer. Ms. Denise Brown and Ms. Michelle Goulbourne who both worked with the Programme for the past five (5) ensuring that the boys were fed and the environment was kept in order. Assistance was also rendered by executive members transporting boys to and from the stadium, especially the first trip each day of Champs 2017.

Football - Contributed to the feeding programme.

Cadet - PTA donated a Trophy to the Cadet.

Tennis - PTA assisted with the airfare for members’ student overseas travel to the Caribbean Championships in Guyana.

Majoring in minor sports

KCPTA’s thrust is to “Major in the Minor” sports and activities within the school. We will be promoting and supporting the minor sporting activities within the school; including, but not limited to the Swim Team, Lacrosse, Basketball, Rugby, Badminton and Table Tennis as well as the Cadet Unit.

KCPTA stands ready to continue to be a relevant stakeholder to the development of the present boys and those to come.

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