The Glasgow Academy Newlands has a very active and supportive PTA, which meets two or three times each term. Their first event in the school calendar year is usually a barbecue to welcome new parents and encourage their involvement in the various activities they put on.
The Halloween party is primarily for the children, but in recent years has seen adults wearing costumes and entering in to the fun of the evening.
Towards the end of the first term the PTA not only organises a Christmas Fair, but also provides gifts for the children as well as a special visitor for their Christmas parties. Towards the end of the middle term a 'Spring Fling' is arranged for the children with fun and entertainment laid on. The Spring Fair is also a popular event and, like the Christmas Fair raises funds for the school. There is also a PTA link on the Easy Fundraising website that allows the school to benefit from parents' on-line purchases.
Over the course of the past few years the PTA has bought a new Wendy House for the playground, 6 iPads for the school, a bread maker, construction frame, puddle suits and numerous other items of play equipment for the Nursery/Kindergarten. The PTA treats the whole school to a trip to the Pantomime each December, as well as funding a special 'storyteller' to visit the children on World Book Day. In conjunction with the school, the PTA organises for personalised gifts for Mothering Sunday, enabling the children to produce a special memento of their time in the school.