HSA Committee Members 2018- 2019

NameRole
ChairJackie Samson
Vice-ChairSarah Rothwell
SecretaryAmy Stevens
Funding SecretaryWendy Prendergast
Treasurer/ Gift AidDanyel Giles
BuyersKim Smith

Who are we?

The Hamstreet School Association (H.S.A) is a charity (number 1089772) run by a team of enthusiastic parents and staff of Hamstreet School. By organising fun, entertaining family events throughout the school year, we are able to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment and resources that otherwise could not be bought.

Over the past few years the HSA has purchased artificial grass, a canopy for the playground, a sound and projector system for the hall, whiteboards for classrooms and a playhouse in Sandcastles as well!

All parents and members of the school community can get involved if they wish, even if they only have a small amount of time available. If you have an event you would like to run, we are more than happy for you to do this- just contact the HSA Chair.

We hold regular events which include:

  • Christmas Fair
  • Afternoon tea
  • Summer Fair
  • 10k run
  • School Discos
  • a quiz night
  • Easter egg hunts
  • and, in addition, the HSA organises other varied activities throughout the year.

We would like to thank all the children, parents & families who help us to help the school. Your ongoing support is crucial.  

Please read the following statements from Mrs Macey and another member of the committee to help you understand the importance of the H.S.A. to Hamstreet Primary :-

Mrs Macey (Principal) – I have been involved with the HSA for over 30 years and it has always been a privilege to work with parents who wish to provide the best for their children.

Many parents do not understand that the school budget is a limited pot of money and most of it is used for staff salaries and basic school equipment so there is very little left to purchase the items that enrich the children’s education.  This is where the HSA is a critical partner to us as a charity that can fundraise to provide the items we regard as the essential extras.  Over the years, a small band of parents have raised thousands and thousands of pounds and bought some wonderful resources for the children.

These parents form the HSA committee and give up their time to do allsorts and whether it is for every event or just for an hour or two a term, their support and time is gratefully received.  They are a committed group who are there purely to improve what is provided on a day-to-day basis for your children.

Natalie Brown (parent) – 1 son in reception and 1 in year 3 – We were relatively new to the village and I wanted to find a way to get involved in the community. My eldest son had just started school and the HSA (the equivalent of other schools better known PTAs) seemed a good fit.  I had not realised just how much the HSA did for the school – the swimming pool is funded entirely by them and every year other important things are donated to the children (from guitars to pond covers, benches and rain suits). Raising these funds take lots of time and planning and the more people that can spare a bit of time to help the better! You don’t need to have lots of free time – a couple of hours a term can really help.  There are also plenty of opportunities if you want to get more involved in suggesting or organising events – but that’s not obligatory!

 

We are always looking to welcome new members onto the H.S.A committee. So, if you are a parent of a child in school and would like to help , even in a small way , please contact the school office. All help is much appreciated! Please continue to support the H.S.A. Thank you!

Any ideas warmly welcomed!

Contact: hsachair@ham-street.org.uk

HSA Members Noticeboard- 2018-2019

Term 1

15th October – 3.30-6pm parent consultation evening.

16th October – 4.30-7pm parent consultation evening.

 

Term 2

5th November – Committee meeting – changed to 8th November

30th November – Christmas Fair 5-7pm.

10th -14th December – Secret Santa – lunchtimes

11th December 6pm – Junior Carol concert – refreshments

12th December am and pm – Infant production – refreshments

 

Term 3

14th January – Committee meeting

25th January – Quiz night 7pm

12th February – 3.30 -6pm parent consultation evening.

13th February – 4.30-7pm parent consultation evening.

15th February – Break the Rules day.

 

Term 4

4th March – Committee meeting

4th – 8th March – Sponsored read (money to books)

25th  – 29th March – Mother’s day gift shop week at lunchtimes

2nd April – Year 3/4 production – 6pm refreshments.

5th April – Open afternoon tea 2.30pm

7th April –   Easter Egg hunt

 

Term 5

29th April – Committee meeting

17th May – Disco

 

Term 6

10th– 14th June – Father’s day gift shop Saltwood class

17th June – Committee meeting

19th June – Music evening 6pm – refreshments.

25th June – Sports day – refreshments.

12th July – Summer Fair 5-7pm.

16th July – Year 5/6 production refreshments.

Other links (18-19):

 

Aviva Community Fund – Application approved – more information coming as voting opens on 23rd October.

 

Easyfundraising – every time you shop online help us raise funds – https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hamstreetsa

 

New this year – 100 club for more information contact the hsachair@ham-street.org.uk

Christmas Fair- Friday 30th November

We are looking for your help with our Christmas fair. 

Donations for class hampers:

  • Sandcastles – cheese and wine
  • Lympne – ladies
  • Scotney – men
  • Deal – chocolate
  • Leeds – men
  • Canterbury – ladies
  • Saltwood – drink
  • Walmer – chocolate 
  • Sissinghurst – cheese and wine
  • Chilham – drink

Raffle tickets will be available to purchase on the night and look out for the information about Santa’s grotto which can be printed or collected from the school office. 

We are also after donations of jars (empty or full). 

Tombola prizes. 

 

Thank you for the donations received already but we cannot do it without you!

 

If you would be interested in a stall too, please get in contact with us.

 

With thanks to our sponsors:

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