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The Hayesbrook School

Parents and Teachers Association

Welcome from the Hayesbrook PTA Committee!

The Hayesbrook PTA raise funds for the benefit of the school and its pupils, and provide an informal way to meet other parents. 

During the last school year we’ve been able to buy several laptops for student services; a belt sander for the tech department, equipment including a cooker for the food tech room, radio walkie talkies for those working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award, new sports equipment, text books and other resources for lessons to name just a few.  Without our fund raising, these learning resources would not have been available for the students.

  

If you are interested in becoming involved with the PTA, please contact Ann Harwood (Co-Chair) by sending an email to aharwood1975@sky.com. Any help you are able to offer would be greatly appreciated.


Membership and committee

All parents are members of the PTA and are welcome to attend meetings and suggest ways to help the school. We meet at least once a term, more if there are planned events on the horizon, at 5.30pm but this time is flexible depending upon the committee at the time. Typically a meeting involves an update on the PTA funds available, ways to spend them, and ways to raise more money.  If attending meetings is not something that you relish, don’t worry, you can join in many other ways as it’s not all about turning up for meetings, it’s about supporting events by volunteering your time to help run a stall; sending in donations for events and of course attending those events. 

Our regular committee is a mixture of parents with boys in most years, and staff. 

  • Co-Chairs: Angela Childs and Ann Harwood
  • Secretary: Angela Childs
  • Treasurer: Ann Harwood

Events and Achievements

Please click here to check the school calendar for upcoming PTA events.

The Autumn Term is rather a busy one for the PTA, with numerous events to organise, details of these are below.

Friday 16th September: Primary School Football Festival
Primary schools from our catchment area have been invited to enter teams in a 5 aside football tournament to see first-hand what it’s like to part of a Hayesbrook team.

Friday 7th October: PTA in conjunction with the World Challenge Team Quiz Night.
Pit your wits against fellow parents, pupils and staff in the race to win the first prize, or try to at least win the ever faithful wooden spoon.  Join us on the night for fish and chips, a raffle, games and loads of fun.

Saturday 3rd December: Christmas Fair
Join us for a traditional fair with a raffle £100 cash as first prize; tombola’s; gift stalls; BBQ and of course an ever popular cake stall.

In the past there has been a successful entertainment evening, a quiz night, a car boot sale, the popular Christmas Fair, a Zumbathon, and funds generated by selling on new unused redundant sports equipment. Recent fundraising efforts have supported the purchase of new equipment for Food Technology as well as for the PE, Art, Geography and Science departments.  Previous expenditure was to help to rejuvenate the school’s cross country team by buying the boys quality school-branded athletics vests, which proved a hit at county and national athletic meetings.


How can I get involved?

Contact Ann Harwood (Co-chair) by sending an email to aharwood1975@sky.com if you would like to be added to the mailing list, or you can come along for a meeting (please see above date). We look forward to seeing you and for any fundraising suggestions that you may have. You can also make use of the Easyfundraising link (see below).


Help the school every time you search the web!

Easyfundraising

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hayesbrookschool

Please visit the link for details on how to raise money for the PTA by simply shopping online. It will not cost anything and will generate revenue via searches and purchases. Easy!

http://hayesbrookschool.easysearch.org.uk

By using easysearch instead of Google or any other search engine, you can make a real difference. easysearch is completely FREE and by making just 10 searches a day, you could raise around £20 a year for to your chosen cause. Click on the link hayesbrookschool.easysearch.org.uk and add the page to your Favourites/Bookmarks toolbar, or make it your homepage by clicking on 'Set as Homepage' at the bottom of the easysearch page.

As well as raising funds, easysearch also gives you the best search results available on web. Today, the Internet is so big that different search engines will often deliver different results for the same search. So, by combining the strengths of several search engines together - Yahoo!, Bing, and more - you get the very best results in terms of accuracy and relevance, which means you'll find what you're looking for quickly and easily every time - all in one 'easy' search!


Meeting minutes

Available on request from Angela Childs (Secretary) at aj.childs@virgin.net