PTA: Te Whanau Awhi o Selwyn

Who are we?

We’re parents, friends and staff of Selwyn College who enjoy getting together for various activities and events, with the purpose of supporting our students and school. 
  • Co-Chairs: Amanda McDonald and Paula Batchem
  • Secretary: Suzie Greenhalgh
  • Treasurer: Debbie Wallis
  • Staff Representative: Mary-Anne Foley
  • School Principal: Sheryll Ofner (or nominee)
The Communications Officer is Linda Shamrock. She is responsible for the Facebook page - which can be viewed on the right..

Contact email address:                                     

What do we do?

We organise fun(d-raising) activities such as Quiz Evenings and a family picnic. We also provide refreshments and general support for parents’ evenings and the Community Theatre, and are always on the lookout for new activity ideas. 

Funds raised are used to support the  School recently purchasing couches for school corridors, donating to the College Welfare find, supporting the Totara Learning Centre trip to Rotorua and funding shade outside the new Arts block. 

Can you join us?

Yes please!  We'd love to get to know you and you can be as involved or not as you want.  Our Friends of TWAOS help in many ways: pouring tea and coffee or sizzling sausages a couple of times a year, serving drinks at productions, decorating the venue for Quiz or signing up sponsors.  Or it would be great to have you join the committee (we meet at 7:30pm on the third Monday of each month in term time).  Just email us at and let us know what you'd like to do.
This is a collection of photos from one of our hugely successful Quiz Nights. The theme for this one was The Olympics.