Bishopston’s Home School Association (HSA) (what other schools refer to as their PTA!) is an independent resource for the school which looks to not only raise money to enhance the education and experience of the children but to also organise social and community events for the school. We try our best to ensure fundraising events are as environmentally friendly as possible, minimising plastic waste and looking at sustainable options instead. We are a great team who all bring unique skills and help however much we are able to. No pressure and no politics!
We are always looking for new members to join our friendly team. If you can help in any way, please get in touch: email@example.com
Some of the things the HSA have paid for, or contributed to so far include:
art/graffiti on the front junior and foundation entrances
picnic benches in both playgrounds
benches on the Junior corridor
screens and projectors in the Infant and Junior halls
multimedia listening centre (yrs1/2)
play equipment in the foundation playground
the fence on the Junior yard
the paths around the car park
annual Virtual Reality subscription
furniture for foundation phase library
Cwtch Cymraeg (year 6)
multi light sensory room (nursery)
plants and bulbs
Other ways you as a parent can support the school….
Labels for Clothes
Our HSA receive 30% commission for every Stikins order you place. All you need to do is use the school code 2074. This is a fantastic product that labels everything, no sewing or ironing needed and it’s near impossible to get them off! Just follow the link below:
Dragon Bag clothes recycling
We have a big red Dragon Bag container in the junior car park on the right as you come down the drive. This is not only a great way to recycle old clothes you no longer need ♻️ but will also generate cash for the school; for every ton the school receives £350! Please see below for items that are accepted:
Easy fundraising App
Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause. Just start your online shopping first at www.easyfundraising.org.uk then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.
There are over 6,136 retailers to choose from, for example Amazon, Argos, eBay, John Lewis, Tesco, ASOS, Just Eat, Vodafone, Boots, Sky, Currys, Boden to name but a few. It costs you nothing and so far we have received over £500 in donations, so log in and starting spending as you usually would...
Secondhand School Uniform:
We have a Secondhand School Uniform Facebook page which details the items we currently have in stock. It’s a great way to recycle, save money and avoid the last-minute dash to the shops when you realise your child has had a growth spurt! Please donate any unwanted items you have, as well as Christmas jumpers / Halloween costumes etc. and we can resell them, with the money raised going back to the school.
If you would like to give a donation to the school, that would be wonderful! You can drop into the office or use your sQuid account.
Throughout the year we hold DIY days and ask parents to help out with specific tasks which would improve the school and grounds. Look out for the next DIY day coming soon!
Lastly, we would like to say a huge Thank you from the HSA team for all of the support from parents, staff, governors, local businesses and Mr. Owen. We couldn’t raise such vital funds for the school without your help and support. Together we can make Bishopston Primary the best it can be, benefitting the children in their learning journey.