Finstall Parent's Association
Welcome to the Finstall First School Parents Association. We are a group of parents who work together to organise various fundraising events in a bid to enhance the educational experience of our children.
All parents with children attending Finstall First School are members and invited to attend PA meetings, volunteer at events or put forward ideas for future fundraisers.
To date we have successfully organised annual events such as the summer and Christmas fayres, quiz nights, Christmas parties, ladies pampering nights, fashion shows and many, many more. Over the last two years, the PA Fundraising has paid for the redevelopment of the two quiet areas on the playground, outside the Year 2 and Year 4 classrooms, at a cost of £4,500. It has also paid for 25 “I-Pads” for children to use in School, at a cost of £5,000, as well as for the Year 4 Leavers’ Party and Leavers’ Gifts at a cost of £400 / year. I am sure you will agree that this fund-raising has made a significant difference to the education and happiness of your children, not only through the funds raised but through the events themselves.
At the Annual General Meeting, there were some significant changes to the make-up of the PA Committee. Rav Dosanjh stepped down from the position of Chair-person after four very successful years although she will be continuing to support her successors and has taken on the role of Buyer. Jo Handford also stepped down from the position of Secretary after three years in post and Nicola Cocker has relinquished the role of Publicity Officer. On behalf of everyone connected with the School, I would like to say a huge thank you to them for all they have done for our School over the last few years.
Laura Bateman and Sally Brashaw have taken on the role of Joint Chairperson, whilst Rhianna Dayus has taken on the role of Secretary. In addition, Julie Cummings is the new Publicity Officer whilst Phil Tranter will continue in the role of Treasurer.
FINSTALL BABY & TODDLER CHRISTMAS PARTY
This year’s Baby & Toddler Christmas Party took place on Friday 21st December in the school hall.
As ever it was a great event for children and parent alike. Well attended and a fantastic opportunity to meet future fellow school mums and for the children to meet their future classmates!
The party included a free music session, crafts, games, refreshments and a small Christmas gift for the schoolchildren brought in by none other than Santa Claus himself!
Yet again, thank you to everyone who helped organise it and attended – we really do appreciate
PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS CARDS
This year we gave our school pupils the opportunity to create and purchase some personalised Christmas cards. We’re very pleased to say that these were a tremendous success and enabled the Finstall First School Parents Association to raise £190.