Our HSA Prayer
Help us all, teachers, pupils and parents to support and cherish each other.
Give us the energy, time and health to work together as one OLSK team.
Help us to guide each other, and let God light a path for us, so we are reminded that he is our greatest friend of all.
Suggestions for the HSA
We are always looking for new ideas to raise funds and have fun.
If you have any good ideas that we could try,
please let us know.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything on line - from your weekly shop to you annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for the Home and School Association? We have recently signed up to easy fundraising, which allows you to do just that.
There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's - it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's really simple, all you have to do is:
Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/olskhsa/ and sign up for free.
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
After you've checked out, the retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever !
There are no catches or hidden charges and the HSA will be really grateful for your donations.
Where does your money go ?
The great thing about raising so much money is that we get to spend it on the children !
The children have been busy drawing up their wish lists for the boards games we were raising funds for at the key stage 1 & 2 Bingo nights. As promised, the games have been ordered (via easyfundrising) and we are looking forward to presenting then to the children.
We were delighted to donate £400 to Miss Marshall's literacy project, Build a Story, which encouraged children to engage in story telling using Lego to build their story first. Your money enabled her to buy enough Lego to get started. We can't wait to discover where the children's imagination takes them.
Who are we?
The Home School Association is a group of people working together to organise and run events to raise money for the school. Some events are for the children, some are for families and others just for the grown-ups.
How often do we meet?
We hold meetings once a term. Dates are published on the website and on the HSA noticeboard.
What do we do?
Answer - we’ll have a go at most things!
If you’ve had a cup of tea at the Welcome Meeting or a coffee at the Macmillan afternoon, chances are you’ve been served by a member of the HSA. If you’ve ever bought raffle tickets at a school event (and lots of you have!), it’s probably a HSA member that’s sold them to you. If your children have been to bingo, or the ever popular film nights, or you’ve been to a quiz night, fashion show, bingo night or race night, it’s the hard work of the HSA that’s made the event happen.
We run the 50/50 club, which is one of our biggest fundraisers, and support the Christmas festivities in school, helping Santa with gifts for the children.
We have a packed calendar of events throughout the year, but we also help out at various school-organised events, such as the Christmas and Summer discos and Sports Days, providing refreshments, tidying up etc.
What does the money buy?
It depends what the school feels the children would benefit from. As a result of the fundraising efforts last year, we were delighted to donate £2,500, which was used to purchase a new range of reading books to inspire the children. It also helped to buy materials, which have been used to make the beautiful new nativity costumes.
This year, we have already pledged £1,000 to help set up the Forest School and £150 for a badge machine which the whole school can enjoy.
Can you get involved?
Absolutely YES! We welcome parents, carers and friends of the school who have connections to children in any year and are always keen to encourage new members.
If you would like to be involved with the HSA, don’t assume you have to come along to every meeting and help out at every event. You might want to join our group of Helping Hands, those people who can’t commit to regular meetings but are happy to help when extra manpower is needed, like at the Leavers Ball or Holy Communion.
Who should I contact?
If you are interested in joining the HSA, please come to our next meeting to find out more (details on the website and school noticeboards) or contact:
HSA Chair - Sarah Hennessy