SASA - Supporting St. Andrew’s Primary School by raising money, building the school community, caring about our children’s education, and having fun!
What is it?
SASA is the St. Andrew’s School Association - the parent teacher association (PTA) for the school. It aims to enable teachers and parents to work together to improve the school environment for the children.
Who is it for?
It is for everyone, however much or little time you have to get involved. All parents are automatically members!
What does it do?
It helps build and promote our school community and raises funds for the school. SASA organises events, including the Christmas Craft Fair, School Disco, Fun Run, Cake Sales and Cabaret Evening.
SASA regularly raises about £5000-6000 per year. As well as classroom allowances and support for our school library, with money raised in 2016-17 we have:
1) completed the Quiet Area - installed benches and wall mirrors, planted flower beds and built a covered area
2) upgraded the playground with outdoor music instruments
3) contributed to the school Arts Festival
4) paid towards the school Christmas theatre trip
5) supported the farm activity event in Quarry reception class
How does it work?
There is a committee elected each year, as well as 2 class reps from each class. The roles regularly change to share ownership, the workload, and to benefit from new ideas and enthusiasm. A committee meeting is held once every half term, where all are very welcome! The minutes from previous meetings can be found below.
Dates For Your Diary
Friday 13th October - Disco, 6.00pm and 7.30pm
Friday 20th October - Year 5 Cake Sale
Friday 10th November - Family Film Night, 5.00pm
Friday 8th December - Year 2 Cake Sale
Sunday 3rd December - Christmas Craft Fair
Coming after Christmas: Curry & Quiz Night for parents, Cabaret Evening, Family Fun Day and Fun Run.
To keep up-to-date with events, please look at the SASA noticeboard by the front door and join our SASA ST. ANDREWS group on facebook. The facebook page can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/780045495457732/.
How do I get involved?
The best way to find out more is to join our facebook group SASA ST. ANDREWS and come along to the committee meeting held once every half-term. The next meeting date can be found under AOB in the last meeting's minutes, and is also sent out to all parents via ParentPay . Of course, you can also speak to any of us committee members - listed on the noticeboard - we will be pleased to hear from you. Alternatively you can drop us an email at email@example.com.
Our children's school experience benefits from active parent involvement. We look forward to your support in the coming year and hope to see you at many of our events - either as volunteers or participants.
Any way you can help, however little, will make a huge difference!
Ming Alsop-Lim (Chair)