The Parents & Friends Association (PFA) is a registered charity responsible for raising money for the school children. All parents automatically become members of the Association when their child/children join the school. All funds raised are spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance the children's education and the facilities in school.
Last academic year, we had a big drive on raising money for some new playground equipment to replace the unsafe equipment that was had been in place for many years. We can now happily confirm that, thanks in part to the PFA, the new equipment will all be fitted in the October half term, which is very exciting!
We have also been able to provide some chrome books to enhance the children's ICT skills in the classroom and again this year, we are contributing towards a trip to the pantomime at Christmas.
Funds are raised in a number of ways, but we try to ensure that they are generally events which are fun for both parents and children alike. To name but a few, we have had Quiz Nights, Christmas Fairs, and also our annual 'Slay the Dragon' 10km cross country race and a shorter fun run!
The PFA Committee meet to discuss and plan future events. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to help the school, so would be delighted if any new parents who may have fund raising ideas or just want to help, could join us at our open meetings. These meetings are normally held at Hinton St George First School once every half term on a weekday evening.
The Committee members are always available to answer any queries you may have and we look forward to meeting you.