On behalf of the Hinton St George Parents and Friends Association, it is truly our pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you. To those children and parents who are new to the school or thinking of joining our community we extend an especially warm welcome.
All parents and friends of children at Hinton St George First School are automatically members of the PFA and we exist to support the pupils and the School—and of course each other in the process.
We are very fortunate at our school to have a PFA that is, and has been such an integral part of the school community for many years. Thousands of pounds have been raised, which has been spent on improving equipment and also resources to enhance our children's education and the facilities in school.
Our PFA is about much more than just fundraising. It also supports closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too - as we are sure you will find out if you join us at one of the various events throughout the school year.
Parents and members of the school community can get involved in a variety of ways, even if they only have a small amount of time available.
Not all of our events are run as fundraisers; for example, our Welcome BBQ in September and end of term BBQ is run simply with the aim of giving the children (and adults) a good time, and also every May, the PFA organises a camping trip to Woodlands, a theme park in Devon. As we get “rally" prices, it is an inexpensive weekend away, and a good chance for the children (and adults) to play together and have fun.
WHY ARE WE A REGISTERED CHARITY?
It is a legal requirement that organisations such as ours register with the Charity Commission. As a Charity we must abide by Charity Commission rules and regulations and we are bound by a constitution. Our constitution sets out rules about how we operate as a PFA and how we conduct ourselves. A full copy can be provided on request from the PFA secretary.
Being a Registered Charity allows us to:
- raise funds more easily from grant giving trusts, local businesses
- take advantage of charity matched giving schemes.
On behalf of all the children we would like to thank you in advance for your very valuable support which enriches their learning experiences and helps makes their time in school so enjoyable.If you have any questions, please do get in touch with either of us or one of the PFA committee
Tessa Chapman and Kelda Prescott
Joint Chair Hinton St George Parents and Friends Association
Tara Jones Ulla -Secretary
Gail Toop - Treasurer