Bolton School Senior Girls

Parents’ Association

We welcome all parents to the meetings we hold so that everyone can be involved in the broader life of the school. New members and ideas are always valuable, particularly as there are so many ways that, as a parent, you can contribute to the PA.  If you are interested in joining or coming along to one of our meetings, please email bsgdpa@gmail.com. We would love to have you.

There are lots of opportunities to help out, depending on how much time you have to offer. You can get involved more actively, such as offering placements for work or helping to plan an event. If you don't have quite as much time available, you can always help with less frequent events, such as stewarding at a Consultation Evening, running a stall at the fireworks night, or even baking for a bake sale. But most importantly, you can always show your support for the Parents’ Association simply by attending our events. You can download here a flyer about the events we are involved in over the course of the school year. 

COVID update: We continue to consider Government guidelines and where appropriate align ourselves to the school in response to COVID. We will always act responsibly, whilst continuing to hold as many events and meetings as possible.  

The Chair of the Association for 2021-2022 is Mr Simon Fox, Vice Chair: Mr Russ Green, Secretary: Mrs Beth Ford, Treasurer: Mr Russ Green.  

 

The AGM of the Parents’ Association  

The AGM meeting of the Parents’ Association is usually held in October each year in the Year 11 Common Room.  

Any suggestions or resolutions for consideration need to be sent to the Secretary, Mrs Beth Ford in writing at least 7 days before the meeting.  

At the meeting, members of the current committee will resign from their posts but may be re-elected.   

Nominations for membership of the Committee and for officers of the Committee need to be received by Mrs Ford at least 7 days before the meeting.  

You can use the email bsgdpa@gmail.com or letters may be put in the PA post box in the school foyer.  

The Committee positions are Chair, Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer. 

 

Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh 

Save the date: Our 2023 Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh will take place on Saturday 28 January 2023.

Delight in the traditions and foods of the Scots and join us for a spectacular evening of laughter and dance. 

Celebrate the birth of Scotland’s greatest poet with a traditional Burns Supper, a ‘dram’ or two and maybe even some traditional Scottish dancing. Then bid farewell to the evening with a rousing chorus of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. An evening not to be missed! 

For those who attended our 2022 event, the same band is set to return and so we can be assured of a wonderful evening.

You will be able to reserve seating from the Autumn by emailing bsgdpa@gmail.com so watch this space to find out when ticket sales launch.

  

Pre-Loved Uniform 

Purchase clothing in a very good or nearly-new condition at a third of its “new” price! Sales are by appointment to guarantee you a one-to-one service. The latest price guide can be found here: 

 

 

PAFE - Parents' Association Future Entrepreneurs

A new event that started in 2017 and is totally funded by the PA is a Dragon’s Den style competition for all Year 9 girls. The teams are challenged to create a new business idea based on a set brief. Groups are then judged by an external panel of entrepreneurs and the Mayor, with the winners receiving a gift voucher and a new PAFE trophy. All participants receive a luxury PA pen and a certificate. 

 

Our Next Fundraising Goal 

We are currently raising funds to assist with the refurbishment of the Girls’ Division Theatre. Many of the pupils across the whole school perform there at some point in their Bolton School life and the Parents’ Information Evening events for each year group are also held there. Therefore many, if not all, Girls’ Division families will benefit from the more comfortable, and improved, Girls’ Division Theatre experience. 

 

Annual Family Fireworks Event 

The spectacular musical firework display was held on Sunday 7th November 2021. This was a huge event with nearly 2,000 visitors and once again the fireworks were by Titanium (who also do the London New Year and Edinburgh Hogmanay events).  There was a luxury raffle, gifts and games and a return of the popular new Food Court and VIP parking and the event was hugely successful once again - even the rain held off for the fireworks display!     

Our annual firework display has been scheduled to take place on Sunday 6th November 2022, so look out for ticket sales beginning later this year. We have some great ideas that we hope will make it the best one yet!

 

Traditional Christmas Puddings

The popular Bolton School traditional luxury plum pudding and Sticky Toffee Pudding were once again sold on the run up to Christmas. Beautifully packaged and personalised with the Bolton School logo, they were a delicious treat or great gift. The puddings and deluxe sauce were on sale from October at various school events, subject to availability. Look out for them again in Autumn 2022!

 

Other Downloads  

Parents may find the Girls School Association (GSA) website a valuable source of up-to-date information, expert opinion and useful advice on all aspects of educating and raising girls. 

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