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2018 Fireworks

Please buy your tickets as soon as possible at www.christsrichmond.schoolfireworks.co.uk

Please print out your ticket to bring on the night to gain entry - remember, tickets bought in advance are cheaper!

 


Change of name!

We are now "Christ's School PSA" - Parent Staff Association,  to reflect that we are a partnership between parents/carers and all staff working at Christ's School.

We are looking forward to sharing lots of memorable events with you all throughout the coming year!


Christ's Fireworks 2018 - date for your diary!

Friday 2nd November - more details to follow.

Get the date in your diary for the BEST firework display in Richmond, with music, jugglers, BBQ, mulled wine, drinks and snacks. Tickets will be on sale soon - more details to follow.

If you would like to get involved in organising the fireworks, there will be a planning meeting on 1st October - details to follow.

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year! 

Please note the following 3 dates for your dairies......

 

PARENTS AND STAFF ASSOCIATION AGM

8pm Monday 10th September at THE WHITE HORSE, RICHMOND

Come and join us at The White Horse, 14-16 Worple Way, Richmond, TW10 6DF.

All parents and staff are welcome to join in creating a great community in our school.

Come just to hear what is going on and  decide if you want to get involved in any of the fun events through the year. No pressure.

Christ’s has excelled in providing the Firework extravaganza, Quiz night and May Fair through the years alongside many other ways supporting school life.

It is a great way to be part of your child’s secondary school years and meet some fantastic parents and new friends. 

Come and find out more.  http://www.whitehorserichmond.co.uk/find-us

COFFEE MORNING at THE WHITE HORSE, RICHMOND

9am - 11:30am on Friday 28th September 

Come and enjoy a coffee of your choice in the lovely surroundings of the White Horse not far in distance from Christ’s School.

The White Horse, Worple Way, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6DF.

Another great opportunity to get to know each other and build a friendly community for Christ’s.

All welcome, parents, carers and younger siblings. http://www.whitehorserichmond.co.uk/gallery

YEAR 7 SOCIAL - DRINKS AT THE PLOUGH, EAST SHEEN.

8pm till late on Thursday 13th September

Come and join us for drinks at The Plough, 42 Christ Church, East Sheen , SW14 7AF.

We will be gathering upstairs in their Function room and if great weather overspill later into their beautiful garden too.

We are so looking forwarding to meeting new parents to Christ’s School and those who are already part of Christ's and have younger children starting in year 7.

A great evening for parents to chat and feel part of their child’s journey to Secondary School and make friends too. 

The Plough, a lovely gem in East Sheen tucked away.  http://www.theplough.com/location/

 


Christ's School Marquee at the Richmond May Fair

Richmond Green Saturday 12th May 2017 10am to 4pm

Please come and support your school at the annual Richmond Mayfair.

We will be running a burger stall, cakes and hot and cold drinks, plus the chance to win fabulous prizes in a tombola and buy lovely gifts.  It is a lovely family day out, suitable for all ages, with lots of funfair rides, games, food and things to buy! Hope to see you there....

May Fair Cakes


Back by popular demand - the Christ's School Quiz!

Friday 9th March at 8pm in the school hall.


Back by popular demand, the Christ's School Quiz Night for parents/ carers, teachers and staff is being held on Friday 9th March from 8pm in the school drama hall (doors open at 7.30pm). This promises to be a really fun and enjoyable evening, regardless of whether you are a quiz buff or not and its a great way to meet up with other parents. Teams will consist of 8 to 10 people and you are very welcome to form your own team, come in a smaller group or on your own - you will soon be part of a team. Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink on arrival, as well as cheese and other snacks. There will be a bar selling drinks. Please pay via SCOPAY and bring a print out or details of the receipt on your phone to the quiz.


We will also be holding a raffle and auction to help raise funds for the school, all of which will directly benefit the students. Please ask your local restaurant, beauty salon, gym etc to donate prizes/ vouchers for a free meal, glass of wine, manicure, aerobics session etc. Also, if you have your own business and would like to donate, we would be delighted to promote your products and services. Christ's is a local school attended by over 1,000 pupils. Details of all donations will be sent to the majority of parents and carers. Please get in touch with janeefitch1@gmail.com with any contributions.


We are really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the quiz. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

 

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Raise money for Christ's whilst Christmas shopping at NO COST to yourself!   

Christmas Present

Register with Easyfundraising so that every time you shop on line the retailer donates some of their profit to Christ’s PTA – up to 15% without costing you a single extra penny. Over 3000 retailers including Ocado, Amazon, eBay, Argos, Tesco and Marks and Spencer are registered .

Click on www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/christsrichmond/ to register.

Then click on Donation Reminder at the top of the page or use the link below.  A small reminder appears on the retailers website every time you shop which is a very convenient and easy way to receive the donation.

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder/


Great Christmas Present idea AND raise money for Christ's school!

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A group of local mums from a Richmond primary school have a business selling 'Name Stamp' kits which can be used to name school uniform,shoes,pencil cases,equipment etc. It is a huge time saving device and works really well (tested by several PTA members!).

In addition to it being a brilliant product, they will also donate 30% of each purchase to Christ’s PTA!!

Click on stamptastic.co.uk and use Promotion Code – TW106HW.

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Christ's Annual Fireworks Display

Friday 3rd November 2017

Christ's annual fireworks were held again this year in Christ's playing fields from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday 3rd November.  It was a lovely community event involving all the local primary schools and has plenty of food, drink, music and entertainment as well as the most spectacular fireworks!

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The evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great way to support your school. We raised over £4000 in profit!!

Many thanks to Vicki Sharp Photography' for the fabulous photos!


Christ's School Marquee at the Richmond May Fair

Richmond Green Saturday 13th May 2017 10am to 4pm

Please come and support your school at the annual Richmond Mayfair.

We will be running a burger stall with salads, and hot and cold drinks, plus the chance to win fabulous prizes in a tombola and silent auction. There will be sports activities for the kids and our marvellous sports ambassadors will be there to represent our school.  It is a lovely family day out, suitable for all ages, with lots of funfair rides, games, food and things to buy! Hope to see you there....

May Fair BBQ

 


LANDSCAPING PROJECT

PHASE 2 - now complete!

Phase 2 of the project was completed over the October half term, and the inner quad is now complete with new raised decking area instead of muddy grass. Apparently it is already in high demand!  We just need to pretty it up a bit now with hanging flower baskets or similar.........any ideas from parents or students welcome!

You can also just make out behind that the railing and building behind have also been repainted a neutral green, which makes the whole area look much smarter.

So what is the next project going to be?  Please come along to the next PTA meeting with any suggestions....

 

Quad phase 2 after


Christ's Annual Fireworks Display

Friday 4th November 2016

Fireworks 2 photosChrist's annual fireworks will be held again this year in Christ's playing fields from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday 4th November.  It is a lovely community event involving all the local primary schools and has plenty of food, drink, music and entertainment as well as the most spectacular fireworks!

The evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great way to support your school. Tickets are now on sale online.


THANK YOU for your donations!!

PTA Landscaping project to go ahead!

We now have reached the final stage of our Inner Quad Landscaping Project where the remaining muddy patch 

Phase 1 area

will be transformed into a decked seating area, similar to that shown below...

Decking Example

HUGE thanks for all your donations towards the landscaping project – the great news is that we now have enough to go ahead with the work which should take place at the beginning of September.  Look out for photos on the PTA page of Christ’s website once the work has been completed.

The other fabulous news is that the fireworks will now be going ahead next year thanks to some wonderful new volunteers! Please help them as much as you can – more news to follow in September.  The first PTA meeting of the new term will be Tuesday September 13th at 8pm at the White Horse pub in Richmond.

If you have any questions, suggestions for design or fundraising ideas, or would like to get more involved, please email rowan@oddbod.org.uk.

To see how the results of the first stage of the transformation, click here /666/landscaping-project

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14th may richmond may fair success!

It was another great day at Richmond May Fair this year, with much better weather than forecast for once.  Thanks to Paul Cox for getting the Gas Urn to finally work by resorting to lighting it with a match whilst we all cowered at the other end of the marquee, and for his fabulous plants as usual. Many thanks to the great tMayfair 2016 fig 2eamwork of the Scheibli's and Tracey Kidd in manning the BBQ, again, and to everyone else who helped on the day and donated cakes and prizes. 

We managed to raise over £800 in profit, had a great time, and raised the profile of the school all in one day!

The money raised will go towards the FINAL stage of the inner quad landscaping, where the remaining muddy patch will be transformed into a decked seating area.  We will be asking for donations to raise the final sum needed to go ahead with the work - please see article above.Mayfair 2016 fig 1_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Your PTA Needs You

The PTA are looking for volunteers to help manage and run  the very successful  and important Fireworks night in November 2016.  The current PTA members have been running this event for the last 4 years and would now like to hand over to other volunteers.

The fireworks evening has been running for 11 years now, and has become an integral part of Richmond community's festivities, helping to connect us with, and promote us to, local families.  It would be a real shame if the event could not run in November. It would a loss, both to the community and to our reputation, and also because it is our biggest fundraiser of the year, raising around £5,000 in profit.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take on the responsibility of organising and co-ordinating the event, plus a team of people to help out.  The event is fully documented and full support and advice will be available from past members. More information on the role can be found here. The fireworks need to be booked in June, so we will need volunteers by 31st May.

We are also looking for people to organise the 2017 Quiz evening, and the 2017 May Fair. Ideally we would like to have teams of people who help to organise particular events, so that the burden does not fall on the same people all the time.

Helping out with PTA events is a great way to connect with other parents, make new friends and be involved in the life of the school. A vibrant parent/carer community helps to generate a sense of pride and belonging, and the money raised helps to create a better environment and more opportunities for our students, for example from the landscaping project, to table tennis tables, drama equipment, library books, other sporting equipment etc. Christ's has an ambition to reach an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and parental engagement evidenced by a vibrant PTA is your chance to contribute to this.

If you would like the fireworks to go ahead next year, and would like to find out more about how you can help with this or other events, please contact the current PTA Treasurer, Rowan Woodward at rowan@oddbod.org.uk.

PLEASE HELP US KEEP CHRIST'S PTA GOING!! MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.


MASSIVE THANKS TO JOHNNY VEGAS FOR  RECORD BREAKING QUIZ EVENING!

IMG 2216IMG 2153Massive, massive thanks to Johnny Vegas for hosting the school’s funniest Quiz evening ever on Friday!!  

Over 120 parents, staff, teachers and governors were entertained by Johnny for hours (literally!) whilst competing against each other in a closely fought contest. The teachers were narrowly beaten to the top spot by a year 8 parent team, whilst Johnny kept the jokes rolling.  Many thanks to Johnny for a truly hilarious and unforgettable evening.

We also managed to smash our previous years takings with a record profit of around £3,200  - over twice last year’s!  This means that we can now finish the border area around our new landscaped inner quad, with seating just in time for that Easter heat wave – so many thanks to everyone for their IMG 2259support!

Also huge thanks for all the photos courtesy of  Vicki Sharp Photography www.vickisharpphotography.com, for the fantastic food provided by our very own Christ's caterers and for Fitz-Gibbon for sponsoring us.

 

 


8 November 2015 Christ's Annual Fireworks Display

Fireworks 2 photosChrist's has run a Fireworks evening for the last 11 years. This years fireworks on 8th November was the most successful to date, attended by around 500 Christ's parents, students and staff and around 1500 parents and children from our local primary schools and the scouts.  It is a lovely community event and the fireworks were excellent again this year! Many thanks to everyone who helped out.

The evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year and raised over £5000 in profit which now enables us to go ahead with the landscaping project - see details below.

The current organiser will be stepping down this year, so if you would like to help run this important event, please contact Jane Fitch janeefitch1@gmail.com.

 

 

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