What is the PTFA?

 A group of people including parents, teachers and friends of the school who help to organise events, both fund raising and social.

 What are the aims of the PTFA?

  • To raise funds to buy things that will benefit the children, that the school could not otherwise afford.
  • To organise social events for children and for parents and their friends, to foster community relationships at Ysgol Griffith Jones. 

Who can belong to the PTFA?

 Anyone who has children at the school or who works at the school is automatically a member of the PTFA.

 How can we find out more?

 Each year in September there is an Annual General Meeting to which all parents and staff are invited.  This is a good way of meeting people for the first time and hearing about the PTFA’s achievements and plans. Come along to a meeting to find out more. Newcomers will be made most welcome.

Planning & Organisation

 In the informal atmosphere, the committee and members openly discuss activities and generate new ideas.  It is at these meetings that school projects are considered with a view to PTFA Funding.  This is your opportunity to share your ideas. 

Be part of the PTFA

 Being a member of the PTFA will give you lots of pleasure and enhance your family’s relationship with the school.  Mums and Dads, Staff and Friends all combine as individuals to form a friendly school.  Everyone is made welcome at any stage through their involvement with the school and it is never too late to get involved.  We are always on the lookout for new members with new and fresh ideas or helpers to run a stall at a fete for half an hour, whatever you can put in – it will be appreciated.

 How to contact your PTFA?

 The easiest way to contact us is to leave a message with the school Office and a PTFA member will contact you.

Putting the Fun into Fundraising – Fund Raising Events

 Over the years the generosity of all those associated with Ysgol Griffith Jones has enabled the PTFA to donate many thousands of pounds to different projects.  People have been very creative in coming up with new ideas to run alongside the tried and trusted events.  We have a friendly relaxed approach to our meetings and welcome anyone to come along to see for themselves.

 Fun & Social Events

 It is not all about raising funds all the time.  The social events are equally important and give the children and adults opportunity to enjoy many friendships at Ysgol Griffith Jones. 

The PTFA has a remarkable record when it comes to fundraising.

This success is firmly based on the team spirit which is much in evidence at all the events, whether it is for fund raising or, just as importantly, a social event where everyone can enjoy!

You can be part of this successful team.

Past and present events include:

Bingo Ben

Christmas Fayre

Quiz Night

Horse Racing

Sponsored Walk, Read, Cycle

Fashion Show


Duck Race

Summer Fete

Valentine’s Ball

Cricket Match

Noson Lawen

Antiques Roadshow

What the PTFA has bought for the school


Laptop Computers

Reading Books

Mathematical Equipment

Laptop Trolley

Interactive Whiteboards

Curtains for the School Hall

Projector and Screen


Sports Kit

Playground Climbing Frames

Playground Toys and Games

Sound System

Adventure Trail & Climbing Wall

Folk Dancing Clothes

Our Next Target 

Interactive Screen for the Nursery – £3,000

 Maths Equipment – £2,000