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.  

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.  

The Chair of the Association for 2019-2020 is Mrs Susan Hall, Vice Chair: Mrs Lucy Riggs, Secretary: Mrs Beverley Koussa, Treasurer: Mrs Sue McDermott. A member of the Parents’ Association Committee also serves as Parent Governor. The current holder of this post is Mandy Hundle. 

 

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 Beverley Koussa 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 Koussa 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. 

 

Traditional Christmas Puddings

The popular Bolton School traditional luxury plum pudding and Sticky Toffee Pudding will once again be on sale in the run up to Christmas. Beautifully packaged and personalised with the Bolton School logo, they are a delicious treat or great gift. The puddings and deluxe sauce will be on sale from October at various school events, subject to availability. Details of these events and an order form can be found here.

 

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 are £35 – but only £30 if booked before 1st December 2019 and are now on sale. Book early to avoid disappointment as the event has sold out in the last two years and ticket sales had to be halted early. Further details are here and the booking form is here.

 

Bolton School Ball 

The Senior Schools' Parents’ Associations are delighted to launch ticket sales for the Bolton School Ball 2020 at the majestic Festival Hall in Bolton on 2nd May. After the past two sell-out events, please find out more here.

 

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 PTA is a Dragons 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.  

  

Annual Family Fireworks Event 

The spectacular musical firework display was held on Sunday 3rd November 2019. This was a huge event with over 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!     

 

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. 

Parents and carers may find the Parenting in the Digital Age website useful for tips on how to help your child stay safe online. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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