Sebright Parents’ Association was set up at the end of 2013 and officially launched on February 14th 2014. We aim to work together with Sebright’s parents, carers, staff and children to build a strong community within the school, put on events and raise funds for activities and trips.
We have successfully hosted two main events each year- the Winter Festival in December and the annual school disco in the summer term. We also run other events not just to raise money, but for parents to get together and engage with the school as a community that supports the fantastic school staff to care for and nurture our happy children.
We have organised or funded a number of trips over the years, such as theatre and cinema trips. More recently in October 2017 we took Year 6 children to the West End to see the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Lorax’. We are always open to parents’ suggestions of other events or trips we could organise that complement the national curriculum.
All parents are welcome to join SPA – or drop in when they can. All help, small or huge, is needed and appreciated. Committee meetings are held every 3/4 weeks (a text is sent out to parents) in the school’s Learning Space and everyone is welcome to attend. When planning big events, posters inform parents of help needed and important meetings planned. Please email us with any questions or comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do remember that all parent helpers are volunteers!
Spring & Summer 2018
The newly elected committee has continued with regular lolly sales – which happily the school now runs as part of the Dining Hall Refurbishment project that we are all pleased about. We have donated popcorn bags, run coffee mornings, and the annual school disco. We have funded the cost of animal workshops for the whole school in the summer, and look forward to helping out at the school’s summer fair by having our very first Pimms stall!
The committee are going to regroup to organise a plan of action for the new autumn term with the school.
Lubia Begum-Rob: Chair
Shema Begum*: Vice-Chair
Amrika Luchmee: Treasurer
Simone Bowen*, Jacqui Ma & Colleen Butler: Committee Officers
*Founding members of SPA…and still with us!
How is money raised?
SPA raises money through events. We hold two main events each school year (the Winter Festival and the school disco) and smaller events as and when – for example, a quiz, or stall at the summer fair. Not only are we always looking for new fundraising ideas, but lovely parents to come help run the event and have lots of fun too.
How is money spent?
Funds raised by SPA are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school budget. If we raise money directly for the school, we will make this clear to parents. For example, the school Dining Hall Fundraiser is the first time SPA is fundraising directly for the school through its disco and Pimms stall at the summer fair.
How can I be involved in Sebright Parents’ Association?
There are many different ways you can help SPA whether you have lots of time to offer or not.
Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (eg running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support SPA events by simply turning up.
What the Parents say...
"Being part of SPA has been a wonderful way to meet other parents and connect with the community at Sebright. Working together to put on events and special days for the kids is fun and rewarding. It's also a great way for parents to voice their opinions and any concerns they might have regarding the school in a relaxed and comfortable environment”
- AM Parent
"SPA is great! It helps parents build a relationship with the school, get to know other communities"
- NS Parent
" I have made friends with other parents. Learnt more about the school and what they do for our kids. Helping at events, it's great to see the kids happy faces"
- SM Parent