St. Christopher’s Association
What is the SCA?
It stands for St Christopher’s Association, which is just our way of saying the PTA (Parent Teacher Association).
What does the SCA do?
Our main focus is to raise money for projects and equipment that benefit the school’s pupils. In recent years the SCA has helped fund the ICT suite, a new school mini bus, a playground re-vamp, a new Prep school library, a musical instrument loan scheme and lots more.
It’s not (just) about the money
Ok, we do want your money, but getting involved is a great way for you and your children to really feel part of the school and have some fun, too.
Do I have to be on the committee to get involved?
No. We have an official committee to organise all the fundraising events - and all the admin that comes with it - but all parents are automatically members of the SCA and can make a difference without a big commitment. Just volunteer your time to SCA events as and when you can.
What sort of events do you run?
The Christmas and Summer Fairs are our two biggest fundraisers. Plus, there’s an annual quiz night, coffee mornings, mufti days, sweet stalls and panto ticket sales as well as ad hoc social events. We also regularly pitch up with a Pimms tent or coffee stalls to Sports Day.
When does the SCA meet?
We meet once a term in the library in the evening. The Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer attend every meeting and there will always be at least one member of staff - normally Mr Velasco.
Anyone is welcome whether you’re on the committee or not.
Is being on the committee a lot of work?
That’s up to you. You’ll need to come along to our termly meetings to discuss fundraising ideas and costs. These usually last about 1 ½ hours.
Other than that, you just volunteer the time you can spare on the events or projects you are interested in.
How else can I help?
If running a stall or setting up tents is not your thing, then bake a cake or design a poster for a coffee morning. Or get your children to enter the Design a Christmas Card Competition – which raises around £300 on average. Or maybe your business would be able to donate prizes or offer matched funding?
We are always looking for new ideas, so do please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org