This group focuses on activities such as:
- Creating & selling school calendars, Christmas cards and hampers
- Organising and running parent and family events like Ladies Night, Toy Sale, Ceilidh, SciFest and the School Fair
- Supporting the delivery of pupil events like the Halloween Disco and Readathon
- Organising and running practical events like school uniform, sports kits, lost property sales
- Parent Council bank account management: agree a minimum and maximum amount, agree a seed fund for event set-up costs, use a termly wish list produced by head teacher to plan expenditure. Find out what pupils want (2 stars & 1 wish), agree a long-term e.g. 3 year savings plan for major items e.g. playground equipment; change bank and get CostCo membership
- Ensure that the wider parent forum understands what each fundraising activity is raising funds specifically for and produce an annual report, presented at the AGM and on the PC website, supported by pictures of the items purchased by the school with Parent Council funds.
These are just proposals and the full programme could only be undertaken in one year IF the Fundraising Group has a large enough membership, within which specific smaller groups could take organising individual events. Ideally for every event, a ‘How do to manual’ will be created or collated, that would be built upon annually, as this would make the organisers’ jobs much, much easier each year.
Plans for Autumn Term 2019
- August: P1 coffee morning
- September: Create school Calendars (Sold October – December)
- October: Create School Christmas cards (Sold November & December)
- November & December: Sell School Calendars and School Christmas Cards
- 7th December, 10am – 12 Noon: Elfridges Christmas fundraiser
Plans for 2020
- Family Ceilidh
- Family Quiz Night
- Easter Funday
- School Fair – 23rd May
How did Parent Council funds support the school in 2018-19?
One of the ways that the Parent Council helps the school is by fundraising and donating funds to the school to buy equipment that otherwise could not be purchased. In the last school year, the school spent over £16,000 of Parent Council funds on a wide variety of items, including maths resources, support for bereaved pupils, building blocks, sports equipment, outdoor learning resources, training for new playground activities, artists to work with pupils, chrome tablets, books and more.