Bolton School Senior Girls
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.
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.
Click here to download an information leaflet with more detail on the Parents’ Association and how you can get involved.
The Chair of the Association for 2018-2019 is Ms Nissa Smyth. A member of the Parents’ Association Committee also serves as Parent Governor. The current holder of this post is Mandy Hundle.
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 PTA 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 PTA 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.
Spring & Summer Bulbs
Last year we sold Spring and Summer Bulbs as a new initiative to complement the plant sale, which moved to the Senior Boys’ Parents’ Association. The bulbs are supplied by a reputable company and are competitively priced. In addition, a selection of Daffodil bulbs were available to purchase at various events in school.
Even if you are a non-gardener, why not try our bulbs? Just think, if you were to buy them throughout the time your daughter was in the School you would have a lovely PA garden as a result as all the bulbs are perennials.
Artisan Chutney, Jams & Pickles
For our new winter fundraiser launched in 2018 we were delighted to announce a partnership with a local artisan producer of the finest chutneys, jams and pickles.
The super fruit and vegetable packed preserves are deliciously crafted to perfection featuring traditional and new flavour combinations. Individually wrapped and personalised with the Bolton School logo they make ideal gifts for family and friends.
Look out for details of this year’s flavours and how to order in the autumn!
Traditional Plum Puddings
The popular Bolton School traditional luxury plum pudding will once again be on sale in the run up to Christmas. Beautifully packaged and personalised with the Bolton School logo, it is a delicious treat or great gift. The pudding and deluxe sauce will be on sale from October.
Annual Family Fireworks Event
The spectacular musical firework display will be on Sunday 3rd November 2019 with gates opening at 4pm. This is a huge event with over 2,000 visitors and tickets go on sale in September. Once again the fireworks will be by Titanium (who also do the London New Year and Edinburgh Hogmanay events) and there will be a raffle, gifts and games and a return of the popular new Food Court and VIP parking.
Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh
Delight in the traditions and foods of the Scots and join us for a spectacular evening of laughter and dance on Saturday 25th January 2020 in the Arts Centre.
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! Tickets will be on sale from September.
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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