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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Next Meeting:  Thursday, 13th September, at 6.45 pm in the staff room. All welcome.

Each and every parent is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association while their child/children attend QEGS.
To contact the Parents' Association please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates of forthcoming events and Fundraising

 

Recycling Box - located in the main entrance. Please fill an envelope or carrier bag with the following items and put in the recycling box.

Recycling Box

Jewellery - Gold, silver, costume jewellery and watches, even damaged items.

Old/New & Foreign/UK Banknotes and Coins - any currency UK or foreign of any age.

Gadgets - Sat navs, games consoles and games, tablets, video cameras and cameras, mobile phones, iPods and laptops.

 
 
 
 

 

Who are we?

The association is made up of dedicated parents and staff who work together to raise funds that go to enhance our children’s already excellent education.

There are a number of fundraising and social events that run throughout the academic year. These include the 200 Club, Christmas Fair with grand raffle and auction, and Party in the Park.

We are always looking for new recruits and you will be made to feel extremely welcome. Being a committee member helps you to develop a personal link with your child’s school and you can be involved as much or as little as you can. You don’t have to attend every meeting or event and it is also possible for husbands and wives or partners to take it in turn to attend meetings. Alternately you can just choose to receive emails from the chair and volunteer to help at events if you are unable to attend meetings due to other commitments.

 Why do we need a PA?

Please take a couple of minutes to read the year 7 poem by clicking on the thumbnail below.

7W's poem to the PTA

 

Unfortunately not everything the school requires can be provided from the school budget, so the PA raises funds to help contribute towards resources and activities.

In the past we have donated £10,000 to the school minibus and £15,000 towards the development of the school sports pavillion.

Following several successful fundraising events  we were delighted to be in the position to agree to several requests from various school departments.  These included:

  • A Newspaper Day, alongside Lincoln University, which gives budding journalists the chance to create, write, edit and publish a newspaper.

  • Publishing short stories for a Year 9 English class in aid of Macmillan.

  • Purchasing a complete camera kit for Year 12 and 13 Media Studies.

  • Buying two laptops for the Special Educational Needs Department.

  • Funding the purchase of 30 large foldaway tables to be used for a plethora of occasions, including training courses, concerts and special events.

Mymaths

Once again, the Mathematics department is incredibly grateful that our annual Mymaths subscription has been covered by the very generous PTA. For those who are unsure; Mymaths is an online learning platform for schools worldwide. The Maths department uses it on an (almost) daily basis to help support students. We are able to use it to set homework, help prepare and deliver lessons, provide revision material during the exam season and set work for any students that are absent from school on a long term basis. We were also able to use it very effectively during the ‘Snow Days’ this winter. Mymaths is a powerful tool that is constantly being updated to reflect any new developments in both teaching and learning in mathematics and our students and teachers rely on it and value it very highly.

 
The PA gives parents the chance to support the school in a really positive way and also offers an opportunity to meet with other parents and teachers in a social setting. Meetings happen a couple of times a term on a week day evening so they are not too intrusive.

Dates for all meetings will be posted on the website and no prior notice of attendance is required - just come along.

CHAIR: Jackie Gillespie & Rebecca Coleman
TREASURER: Nabeel Bhatti
SECRETARY: Role to be shared at meetings between members.

STAFF - Heather Payne, Lynda Divers, Simon Furness

New recruits are always welcome.