HSA Committee Members 2018- 2019
|Funding Secretary||Wendy Prendergast|
|Treasurer/ Gift Aid||Danyel Giles|
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!
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 email@example.com
Click here to find out what we are saving for and how you can help!
- Summer ball raised £1500 towards phase 1. Great fun had by all!
- The Father’s day gift shop was a great success and the successful teacher/caretaker for the morning has been arranged for Wednesday 26th June as requested by the children. Children buy a raffle ticket and enter a draw in their classes to be teacher for the morning and one lucky child will work along side the site manager. Raffle tickets are £1 each.
- Thank you to Angela Hirst for their kind sponsorship of £200 this year.
- Thank you to Sandi Starling for organising the recycling scheme to help raise funds.
- Don’t forget to sign up for our 100 club and easyfundraising and pop along to Waitrose Ashford and drop a token or two into our box (June only).
- Our next big event the Summer fair on the 12th July, 5-7 – we look forward to seeing you there.