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Personalised Name Labels for your Child's Belongings

 

My Nametags is a company that produces self-adhesive name labels that are colourful, flexible, washable and long lasting.  You get 56 stickers for £12.95 (including P&P), and you can help the school raise money at the same time!  Please use the link below to place your order, using School ID 29116. We will receive a small donation for each order placed. Thank you!

 

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Friends of Beacon Hill School (FoBHS)


Every parent or carer with a child at the school is automatically a member of the Friends of Beacon Hill School, a charity set up to raise funds for the school and to organise great events for our children, family and friends. The charity is led by a team of parents and staff nominated to the FoBHS committee at our Annual General Meeting.

 

Meetings


You can find out more at the FoBHS monthly meetings, where we discuss upcoming fundraising events, and plan how the profits can be used to benefit the school. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen, join in or make suggestions, there is no pressure to
volunteer. Meeting dates and times are promoted on Classlist, our online communication facility.

 

Fundraising


With your support, FoBHS manage to raise significant funds for the school and provide
financial support for:
Outdoor classroom and outdoor learning equipment
Christmas and Summer Term productions
Drama workshops
Coach to the O2 for Young Voices
Teachers’ floats
Indoor games for wet play
Crackers for the school Christmas Lunch
Hottest Day ice-lollies
Over the last couple of years, our fundraising events have included:
Bag2School (Proceeds from this event go to our link school in Kenya)
Break the Rules Day
Christmas Cards
Christmas Fair
Elfridges (Christmas shopping event)
Family photo day
Fashion show (Kids on the Catwalk)
Fireworks Night
Movie Night
School Disco
Second-hand uniform sales
Silver Smarties
Stalls at the Beacon Hill Christmas Lights Switch-on and Village Fair
Summer Fair

 

The Committee


All members of the Committee are closely involved in planning the events we hold throughout the year, carrying out a lot of behind-the-scenes tasks to keep things running smoothly.

 

Co-Chairs: Jackie Gilbert and Sophie Andrews
Jackie and Sophie play a vital role on the Committee, leading many of the events, and coming up with a lot of ideas. They both have children at the school in Year 2.


Treasurer: Sophie Andrews
Sophie is also in charge of maintaining the PTA bank accounts, allocating income and expenses within the financial statements and all other things financial.

 

Secretary: Kate Aird
Kate takes the minutes of the monthly meetings and helps to write and disseminate information to parents on upcoming FoBHS activities. She has children in Years 1 & 3.

 

Trustees: Sarah Dinning, Emma O’Sullivan, and Catherine Miller
Sarah and Emma ensure that all the money raised is spent on items or experiences that are worthwhile and of benefit to the whole school. They are invaluable in planning and running events, and in the support they provide. They have children in Year 4 and Reception and Year 5, respectively.


Mrs Miller is the Headteacher at Beacon Hill School. As such, she plays a vital role on the Committee as we could not arrange our many events at the school without the support of her and the school staff. She also shares the school wish-list with us, helping us to decide how to spend the funds you help us raise.


Class Reps
Each class has one or more Class Rep. These are parents who have volunteered to play an active part in school life and in forging relationships between parents. They attend FoBHS meetings, assist with planning and running events as needed, recruit and organise volunteers for FoBHS events, arrange social occasions and ensure that all parents are up to date with information.


You


Parents and carers are invited to join Classlist, where we regularly post information, reminders and calls for help, and where you can easily communicate with other members of the parent community. Simply search for ‘Beacon Hill Community Primary School’ and apply to join. We are only able to accept parents and carers with children at the school. If you are looking for a challenge, why not get involved? You can volunteer at any time, for as much or as little as you like. Just come along to a meeting (why not bring a friend?) or talk to your class rep or one of the Committee members. We’d love to have you!

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