SASA - Supporting St. Andrew’s Primary School by raising money, building the school community, caring about our children’s education, and having fun!
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. 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 and Cabaret Evening.
SASA regularly raises about £7000-8000 per year. As well as classroom allowances, equipment for the Quiet Area, support for Full Circle and our school library, with money raised in 2019-20 we have:
1) paid towards the school Christmas theatre trip
2) contributed to the school sustainability week
3) contributed to the school history week
4) paid for book sets
5) made a contribution to the installation of solar panels
6) paid towards the upkeep and development of the Year 1 fenced area
7) subsidised yearbooks for Year 6 leavers
In addition to regular fundraising, we also bid for funds and grants to finance specific projects, such as replacing the garden shed, funded by a Greener with Greggs Grant and the hall curtains, funded by a Tesco Bags of Help Grant. The University Colleges Wadham, New, Merton, Christchurch, St Hugh's, St John's, All Souls, Jesus and Brasenose have collectively donated £1925 towards our ongoing library project. Such support gives a huge boost to our fundraising efforts. You can find out about our current projects on the Fundraising page.
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 11th and 18th September : welcome coffee mornings at Bury Knowle Park
Tuesday 15th September : SASA Meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Jill Horner (Chair), Liz Hurran (Vice Chair), Anna Chamberlain (Secretary)