Parent/Teacher Association

The St Mary’s PTA forms a vital bridge between parents and the school. The PTA endeavours to:

  • Establish and maintain channels of communication between parents in both the Junior and Senior Schools through the representation of the Junior and Senior School convenors, who co-ordinate the activities of the “class moms”
  • Represent the parents on key St Mary’s bodies such as the Board and Foundation
  • Facilitate community-building events

PTA members are nominated and elected on an annual basis, with the AGM usually scheduled during January. New nominations for and participation on the PTA committees are welcome.


Deanne King Head of school
Sarah Warner Junior School headmistress
Maryanne Lansdown Finance manager
Kathy Mittendorf Head of marketing
Gillian O’Shaugnessy St Mary’s Foundation manager
Bruce Patience Chairperson
Debbie Cola Franceschi Treasurer
Cindy Jackman Senior School convenor
Sarah Quiding Junior School convenor
  Head of Battle of the Bands committee
Maseabi Marageni St Mary’s rose
Nthime Khoele Head of golf day committee
Troopti Desai MySchool Card
Chola Makgamathe Secretary

PTA activities


The St Mary’s Rose

MySchool Card is a Woolworths initiative that provides a significant benefit to the school, through a percentage of expenditure being routed back to the school. Parents, grandparents and supporters can all contribute to this without any effort on their part by simply showing their MySchool Card at certain suppliers.

Get your MySchool card from Sharon San at

St Mary’s Rose was propagated to celebrate the school’s 120th birthday. This has proven to be popular, both as a part of St Mary’s School in gardens and as a gift. The rose is a red hybrid tea that produces an abundance of medium- to long-stemmed, shapely blooms in bright velvet red.

Download the St Mary’s Rose order form

Annual events:

The PTA is instrumental in organising a number of exciting and fun-filled activities each year. This year the PTA will host the Golf Day, Battle of the Bands and the Junior School fun day. In the spirit of building the St Mary’s community, the PTA will also be arranging smaller events for teachers, parents and pupils to connect with one another.

Should you like any further information on any PTA initiatives, please email Bruce Patience at