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Hornsey School for Girls PSA
(Please note these are currently paused due to COVID restrictions. As part of our risk management we are not holding meetings on site)
We are fortunate at Hornsey School for Girls to have a PSA that is an integral part of the school community combining parents or carers and staff whose aim is to raise money, to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
Throughout the year the PSA organises a number of events such as a Christmas Fair, an annual Autumn Fair and monthly Quiz & Curry nights. We also support school events such as the Summer Art Exhibition, the Christmas Show and Dance Spectacular.
The money raised through these events has gone towards:
- Games equipment for break times.
- Covers for outdoor fountains to help keep them clean.
- Refreshments for various school activities, including the Summer Art Show.
- Subsidising a trip to a Christmas Play for the English Department.
- New PA system for use at the Autumn School Fair.
- Contribution to Year 11 prom (the PSA matches the money raised by the students during the year).
- Donation towards the Modern Language Department prize for Steam competition.
In addition to this, the PSA has approved and will be providing funding for:
- Two indoor water fountains
- A camera for the Photography club
- Refurbishment of the prayer room (which includes buying prayer mats and copies of holy books of the different religions of the students).
- Benches for the orchard.
- Strimmer for the orchard project.
- DNA test kit for Science club and Science-day activities.
However, the events organised by the PSA are about much more than simply fundraising. The PSA exists to develop closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents or carers and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too - just ask any of the Committee members or PSA helpers!
All parents or carers and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the Hornsey School for Girls Parent Staff Association when their child joins our school.
There are several ways that you can help the school through the PSA:
Attend PSA meetings: More people attending the PSA meetings mean more ideas to help our school. We meet for an hour every month and we are always happy to see new attendees. The meetings are advertised by text.
Volunteer to help in one of the fund-raising events: School events such as the Autumn fair are very successful community events, but they take time and effort to organise. We always need volunteers, whether it is selling drinks at one of the school events, staffing one of the stalls or selling raffle tickets or helping set up at the Autumn fair. We contact parents or carers and staff via the school’s email and text system. Please get in touch with us if you can give a bit of time for a particular event.
Attend one of our Quiz & Curry nights – even better, bring a team! Our Quiz & Curry nights are fun and popular community events that help raise funds for the PSA during the year. And with great curry and prizes too! (please note we are currently not holding these due to covid)
Lend us some of your skills: We are all busy with work and family so not everybody is able to come to the PSA meetings or give time for one of the school events, but you might be able to help us in your own time, from your own home. Can you bake something to sell in one of our events? Do you have Desktop publishing skills and can design the brochure for the School Fair? Or do you have connections with businesses that might like to donate something for the Autumn fair raffle or as a prize for one of the Quiz and Curry nights? Do you know of any inspirational speakers that will be happy to come to the school to talk to the students? Whatever it is, please do get in touch with us.
We use group text to let you know about school events and meetings and we also advertise them here, on the school website calendar.
If have any questions and/or may be able to help with any of the above, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. We welcome interest from all parents and carers.