Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Parents/Carers Information Sheet

Dear Parents and Carers

PAFA would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child to Christ Church CofE Primary School, Shooters Hill. This is the first step in becoming part of a school community which has an active Parent Association (“PAFA”) that works closely with the school to achieve the best for all our children.

PAFA’s role within the school:

PAFA is the structure through which parents/guardians in the school can work together for the best possible education for their children. PAFA achieves this through raising funds for projects highlighted by the school in close partnership with the Head Teacher and building a community which supports education by helping with extracurricular activities and other events.

Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.

Why PAFA is a registered Charity:

It is a legal requirement. Any charity raising more than £1,000 per year is required to be registered.

PAFA Members and Committee:

You automatically become a member of PAFA when your child joins the school.

The PAFA Committee and Class Reps are elected annually at the beginning of each academic year during the AGM. This date will be put in the diary on the School’s website. We encourage all parents to attend as we need fresh ideas and extra hands for our events. You are welcome to nominate yourself for any Committee or Class Rep position.

PAFA’s recent achievements:

  • Helped to revamp and resource the reception playground to create an exciting and imaginative learning area
  • Furnished the hall with dining tables and benches
  • Purchased “state of the art” gym equipment enabling high quality provision for PE lessons and gym club
  • IPads for the school which are used in all lessons and year groups
  • Equipment for food technology area
  • Large donation to help purchase school mini bus

The school has also been able to use funds to support “the Arts” by providing art tools and music instruments to the whole school for specific arts programmes.

How can you help …

Volunteering: preparing for and/or helping at events.

Supporting events by attending, offering gifts as prizes or even providing a service that we may have to pay for ourselves.

If you can think of other ideas, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Subscriptions:

We do need working capital and a kick start to our fund raising for each academic year and ask each family to voluntarily provide £10 (as a one-off payment in Reception) to assist us with this. We also ask if you could complete a gift aid form so that we can claim the tax paid on the donation which allows us to boost our income significantly.

Matched Funding:

Matched funding or company matched giving schemes are ways of asking companies to support PAFA. Matched giving is a very simple concept. Companies pledge to donate to an organisation a sum relating to the amount an employee donates to or raises money for the organisation. Many large companies take up this practice as it has a number of benefits to the company so please do enquire if you work for an organisation who offers this.

Annual PAFA Events:

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Movie Night

Movie Night

Family Quiz Night

Christmas Fete

Pamper Night

Summer Fete

Disco

Disco

Summer BBQ

 

Easter Tea

 

PAFA also run a refreshment stall at events throughout the year such as the Christmas Carol Concert, Summer Serenade and Sports Day.

PAFA also funds and serves the buffet at the Year 6 Leavers Evening each Summer Term.        

More Information:

All information about Class Reps and The Committee will be on the School PAFA website page: http://www.ccshprimary.org.uk/Parents/PTFA/

However, if you have any immediate questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us on christchurch.pafa@yahoo.co.uk.

With warm regards

 

Claire Jones (clairej1977@googlemail.com) and Lesley Ferdenando (lferdenando@yahoo.co.uk)

Co–Chair, PAFA