Each and every parent is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association while their child/children attend QEGS.
The Parents Association are keen to promote their events and the school via its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/QEGSHorncastlePA/ You will get news first and keep up to date with upcoming events. When we reach a certain ‘like’ milestone we will be randomly choosing one of our followers to win a school fast pass and a ‘bottle of something’. So please like our page and share!!
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.
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.
The Parents Association have had a very busy year, raising as much money as possible for the school. The Christmas Fayre was a huge success with the hall packed with punters enjoying the festive spirit and trying to bag a bargain in our Grand Auction.
Jazz Night was held earlier this year in conjunction with the brilliant Music Department. Look out next year for a slightly different music evening.
We held a one off film evening showing the film Embrace: Body Image Movement. This was an extremely thought provoking documentary and well attended from both the school and the local community. With the help of a local grant, the Parents Association now own a license for this film so it can be used as a school resource in the future.
All of our events have meant we have been able to fund various projects and departments within the school. These include but are not limited to
Magazine subscriptions for the Geography and Media departments and Parentzone membership.
Trophies for the Year 11 Sports Award evening
Music membership premium
Resources for the Learning Support Department
Geography Fieldwork Equipment
STEM and Coding club donations
Mymaths subscription. A note on which from the Head of Maths, Mrs Lascelles, is shown below.
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.
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.