Stoneygate Parents' Association
The Stoneygate Parents Association (SPA) is a community of parents and guardians of children at Stoneygate School, who give their time to organise events with the aim of building and strengthening relationships within the Stoneygate community. We have raised money for a number of charities over the past few years and also regularly contribute to school life: from providing pupils with hot chocolate during the school's annual 'French Day' to purchasing equipment for an extra-curricular Gardening Club.
The focus this year is to raise £10,000 to fund a school treehouse to commemorate the life of a much loved friend and pupil, Dev Narran, who was tragically killed in a car accident last year. Dev was 8 years old and a pupil in Year 3. So far £1088 was raised from a quiz and curry night, supported by over 140 adults and children. We have also raised £2845 (as of 18/3/19) through the ‘Just Giving’ page: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/devstreehousefund.
This academic year we have organised a number of fundraising events to contribute towards the school Treehouse fund. These include:
May Spring Ball (Saturday 18th May): An informal and fun evening. Previous similar events have been thoroughly enjoyed by those who attend and provide an opportunity to meet other parents as well as enjoy a night out in support of the school. Bookings open very soon.
Sponsored Walk (Friday 21st June): A whole school event, we are encouraging family and friends to join us. Refreshments will be provided.
Enriching Stoneygate Pupil's Learning
We would like to continue to build on our strong community network and tap into the knowledge and experience of former pupils, Alumni members and parents. From giving a ‘Ted’ type talk or sharing career advice with our older pupils to talking to our younger pupils about a book you really enjoyed reading as a child. We want to enrich our pupil's learning - to inspire and broaden their knowledge of the world around them. If you can offer your time in this way, kindly get in touch with a SPA member or the school office.
How to get involved
This year the SPA is a small group almost entirely formed of new members willing to donate their knowledge, expertise and business acumen to the betterment of the school.
Many of our members can only offer a few hours occasionally to the SPA, but any help is valuable and much appreciated. If you are a parent, guardian, Alumni member or friend of Stoneygate School, and would like to donate some time and energy, please do contact us via the group email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate not everyone is able to commit to our twice-termly meetings. To keep you abreast of what is happening, full and detailed minutes are available through the SPA group email. If you also wish to be part of the SPA WhatsApp group please email the above address.