Highshore School Parents Group – Update 2017/18
I wish you belated greetings for the New Year and to inform you that the Parents Group are back in action after a well earned festive break following a busy autumn term.
This included supporting the school with visits, market stalls, parent evenings and resource making sessions. We also had our second school Sixth form and Reunion disco in November 17 which was a great success with a record number attendance. We supported the school Christmas pantomimes and raised much needed funds for the school and pupils too. We did have some fun at the end of term with a meal arranged by the staff and pupils which was very enjoyable.
Our first Parents Group Meeting of the spring term was on 12 January 2018 which included a presentation given by two senior barristers on Youth Crime Prevention. This received a very positive response by those who attended and a lively discussion afterwards. This was followed by a training presentation on Digital Resilience on 22 January which was also very enjoyable and informative. Details and feedback from both events will be provided shortly and placed on the school website.
This week we had our Parents Resource Meeting on the 5 February which was a very productive and enjoyable event as always providing valuable support to the school.
We will also be planning our next Parents Group International Evening Event on 16 March 2018.
This is an opportunity to support the school in a social environment whilst enjoying good music, food and drink as well as celebrating the rich diversity of the school (wearing National Costumes where possible) and raising much needed funds with our raffle. It was another successful event last year and we expect it to be again with a high attendance. Please look out for further information (in the next few weeks) which will be sent with letters in bags and a request for food/drink contributions.
A reminder will also be given through your class / year group representative nearer the time.
Thank you and please continue to support the school and pupils at the various activities advertised and any offers of help can be given to the Parents Group (myself) or Eileen (office).
I look forward to seeing many of you soon.
Don (Parent Group Chair)
I wish you seasons greetings for the New Year and to inform you that the Parents Group are back in action after a well earned festive break following a busy first term supporting school visits, market stalls, parent evenings, resource making meetings, successful school reunion disco and school Christmas plays.
We did have a meal at the end of term arranged by the staff and pupils which was very lovely too.
We had our first Parents Group Meeting of the new term on 16 January 2017 which was very positive. This was followed by our recent Parents Resource Meeting on 30 January which was also very productive and enjoyable.
Both events have been well attended and a copy of the minutes including the actions and decisions discussed and agreed will be placed on the school website shortly.
In a response to promoting reading/ literacy in school the Parent Group is supporting a new Parent Volunteers Reading Programme starting this term (opportunities for new volunteers may follow in the future).
In addition, we are also planning our next Parents Group International Evening Event on 10 March 2017.
This is your opportunity to support the school in a social environment whilst enjoying good music, food and drink as well as celebrating the rich diversity of the school (wearing National Costumes where possible) and raising much needed funds with our raffle.
This was a very successful event last year and we expect it to be again with a high attendance.
Further information will be sent with letters in bags and a request for food/drink contributions.
A reminder will also be given through your class / year group representative.
I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance and any offers of help to the Parents Group (myself) or Eileen (office) on receipt.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this whole school event.
Thanks very much
Highshore Parents Group Christmas Lunch Feedback
The Parents Group had its first Christmas lunch on Monday 12 December 2016.
It was offered by Eileen as a very kind gesture in recognition of the Parents Group
hard work and contribution to the school and was very much appreciated.
It was held in the staff meeting room which was decorated by pupils and members of staff.
The buffet food, drinks and table decorations were superb and surpassed all expectations
Thanks to Julia and pupils!
This together with some very enjoyable festive music in the background too! Thanks to Barry.
It reminded the Group of the talent that there is at Highshore and why the Parent Group feels so committed in supporting the school, pupils and staff as much as possible.
There was a lot of laughter as well as some reflection on the achievements of the Group during the autumn term and looking forward to the spring term after a well earned break too.
Although the Parent Group work to the same principles and vision of the school, it regarded the receipt of such a lovely gesture in recognition of its efforts as a humbling experience and registered its immense gratitude to all the staff and pupils at Highshore and wished them the very best for the festive break and New year.
14 December 2016