Welcome to Hillside School – we hope your child’s time at the school is a happy one.
WHAT IS HILLSIDE SCHOOLS' PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION?
The PTA is your association! It gives all of us in the Hillside Schools community an opportunity to get to know each other and help the school. Oh – and have some fun in the process!
We hope that by sending out regular newsletters we can keep everyone up to date with up-coming events. We’ll let you know how the PTA is helping to provide items that will enhance our children’s time at school. And, of course, there’ll be info about what you can do to get involved.
Termly meetings take place and dates are published in the school newsletter.
IN THE LAST FEW YEARS……
We’ve held Christmas and Summer fairs, recycled stacks of clothes and screened films to several year groups. We run a surprise room at Christmas for children to buy a present for a loved one, and feed the families of year 6 children at the Leavers’ BBQ. We’ve had cake sales, ice cream sales, second hand uniform sales and occasional one-off events like a Circus and Fashion Show starring some of the children!
As well as getting to know other parents and staff better, we generally raise around £5000-£7000 to be spent equally between Infants and Juniors.
Over the last few years the school has spent the money raised by the PTA on playground equipment, netbooks and iPads, outdoor learning areas, smart screens for the classrooms, reading books and more.
Here’s what the Junior School Headteacher, Mrs Shepherd says…
“The PTA funding has made a great difference to the children in the Junior School - most recently they have helped to buy iPads and contributed to the resurfacing of the playground. Through their funding we are able to give our children better opportunities which enhances their education.”
We can only run fundraising and social events with your help and support.
We would like to have a Volunteer Bank of people we could ask to help from time to time.
Why should you sign up?
- No commitment required – we’ll ask for help, but you don’t have to say yes every time!
- Choose how we contact you – maybe you’d prefer only to be texted or emailed?
If you are interested, let Anne Porcheron know by texting or emailing your name and contact details to 07946 533 673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO START SUPPORTING THE SCHOOL RIGHT NOW?
Do you use a search engine, or shop online?
If you do, you can register to support Hillside Schools Association on easysearch and easyfundraising, and every time you search or shop online you can raise funds for the school at no cost to you!
Here’s how – we have raised around £300 a year with only a handful of members. If you, and other members of your family, join too we could really make a difference to the school with very little effort and no extra cost.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED?
We welcome new Committee members or people who just want to attend meetings when they can.
You don’t need to have done anything like this before, and all the parents involved have children (and jobs) to work around so we know that you will too!