School Association

Arden School Association

Charity number 1154782

 

The School Association exists primarily to raise funds which are reinvested into goods and services which will enhance our children’s education.  We also organise and run pupil-centred events such as the school discos and fairs. 

 

ASA is run by a team of volunteers and it is much more than just fundraising.  It is a partnership between parents, carers and teachers all working to support everyone in the school community; it provides closer links between home and school.

 

Everybody is welcome at ASA meetings and can do as much or as little as they are able and good ideas are always needed for new and exciting ways to raise money.  We have recently started to hold evening meetings via conference calls to organise events which has proved popular, enabling parents to be involved but not having to worry about childcare for meetings.  All spend is discussed and agreed at official School Association meetings and members have a say in what funds are spent on.

 

Over the years the ASA has run the following events;

 

Christmas Cards                   Christmas Fair                        Christmas Disco

Pantomime & Raffle             Mother’s Day Gift                Easter Egg Raffle

Father’s Day Gift                  Summer Fair              Ice pops, cakes and Ice cream Stalls

Summer Disco                      Leavers Hoodies                  Plant Sale

 

The School Association is extremely conscious of Arden’s school ethos and values and we try very hard to respect this when organising and planning events.

 

Over the last three years the ASA has raised over £16,000 and provided;

 

New playground markings                         Pantomimes

Book bags for new starters in Reception              Maths workshops

IPads                                                               Interactive whiteboards

Computer equipment for KS1                                Trips

 

Successful events are achieved through the kind help and support of parents and volunteers before and during events.  For up to date information on forthcoming events or to get involved with Arden School Association, please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/387505301702327.  Alternatively pass your contact details to the school office.

 

Upcoming events include;

 

Mother’s Day Gift, Easter Egg Raffle, Summer Fair and Summer Disco.