Hornsey School for Girls PSA

 


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.

In the past the PSA have supported the school by purchasing

  • 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.

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 parents/ carers and the community together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. However, we need your help to get it up and running again! 

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 once a half-term and we are always happy to see new attendees. The meetings will be advertised by text, Twitter, and our other comms channels

Volunteer to help in one of our 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.

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: hossam.ahmed@hornseyschool.com