PFA Christmas term update
Many thanks to all who supported the Stephen Perse PFA in 2018.
We had a great Christmas Fair, hosted by the Junior School in December, which raised just over £1,000, making a really good surplus for us to invest in 2019 activities - thanks go to all staff and parents who helped with arrangements. The Panto sold out exceptionally quickly this year, but while we sold a fair number of Christmas puddings, supplier issues mean we may not repeat this again.
Parents signing up to Classlist have put Stephen Perse in the top 10 of schools using Classlist - a total of 71% of parents in our community have now signed up, so do join us so you don’t miss out! Please sign up to communicate with other parents and year groups, and to get notices about the PFA and our events to support students across the school. You will have been sent an email (over the summer holidays last year) to the email address that you have indicated to use for school communications, so please check your email for the link and sign up asap, or look out for a reminder from the Classlist app.
PFA - Looking forward in 2019
The PFA is always keen to engage with parents as committee members, as Class Reps, or for one-off events and activities. We are specifically looking for a parent volunteers to help organise the Valentine's bake sale and the Summer Fair as well as to manage second-hand uniform sales.
Activities planning for 2019 will kick off at the PFA meeting in FMR1 at the Senior School on Monday, 14th January (7pm arrival for 7.30pm start). We'll be discussing a PFA-funded, student-led competition to invest in new equipment or new activity(ies) across the SPF schools - so we'd welcome volunteers who'd like to get involved!
If you want to bring more to the table, we would very much welcome your input about what else we can do to support the parent community and get the most out of parents joining in for the students! Please do get involved by attending the PFA meeting on Monday, 14th January, by getting in contact by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via Classlist.
Manor Activity Centre
Manor Activity Centre are offering an opportunity to Stephen Perse students to participate in one of their summer camps. These are different from most of those that they offer in that they offer training towards a number of National Governing Body (NGB) Awards. The students will work towards these awards and may stay at the Manor House for the full programme of three weeks, or any individual week. For students staying the full three weeks there is the opportunity to add the RYA Powerboating Award free of charge. The age range is 11-15yrs and is offered to students of private schools associated with The Manor House and will not be widely available to the general public.
They are ready to take bookings from today and any interested parents should email Lesley Kirk (email@example.com) for the Information Brochure which includes the booking form. The child's place will be confirmed on receipt of the £200 deposit per child per week. Manor can accept bank transfers or card payments by phone. The balance is due 8 weeks before the trip. The places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.