What the HSA Committee talked about…

…on Wednesday 30th April.

Summer Fair planning has begun. The fair is on Saturday 12th July and the next two planning meetings are Tuesday 20th May and Tuesday 17th June. Please come: the room was buzzing with ideas and we need lots of people to make it all happen.

Ah! The British seaside! Who can forget the legendary infants' trip to Southend in June last year?

Ah! The British seaside! Who can forget the legendary infants’ trip to Southend in June last year?

Our theme this year is SEASIDE. Candy floss, deck chairs, coconut shies… has anyone got a donkey? Seriously.

We also talked about fundraising. The HSA has grown ambitious and successful in what it funds, which is exciting. But we can’t forget that our income is far from guaranteed. The more people associated with the school – parents, carers, children – raise money through their own projects and sponsorship, the better. We need people to think about supporting us just as they would another charity. Cygnus and Nursery parents did a fantastic job over Easter of raising funds for a feature of the new infants’ playground that was outside the scope of our budget. But donations don’t need to be huge: every little really does help.

The HSA itself has scope to organise one further event during spring term, so we’re thinking of offering family bingo for all the school. Autumn term is bookended by the Cygnus welcome picnic and Winter Wonderland, and in summer term we organise the Fun Runs and Summer Fair.

Come and help on Saturday 10th May, and baby comes too...

Come and help on Saturday 10th May: baby comes too…

Our most immediate project took up the rest of the discussion. The transformation of the Infants’ Playground is well and truly underway and it’s a massive undertaking.

Finishing the Playground

From now: Please lend tools and equipment for Give & Gain day. Email us if you’d like to be on our email list about this and other plans.

Saturday 10th May – Come to the school from 9:00am for as much or as little time as you have, and help us prepare the site for Give & Gain Day. Kids welcome.

Friday 16th May – Give & Gain Day. Come help prepare our picnic feast or work alongside 30 business volunteers who are helping us finish the playground.

Monday 19th May – The new infants’ playground opens.