Hazelwood Parents’ Association (HPA) is a longstanding and energetic part of
the school community. With a number of varied events throughout the year and a
team of volunteer parents pulling it together, it helps raise several thousand pounds
annually to support the school by providing additional facilities for the
benefit of all the children from the Nursery and Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 8.
We have a
team of parents supported by school staff who organise events but we are always
looking for more people to help. If you would like to come on board or attend a
meeting, please contact the Chair, Sasha Latter, email@example.com. Even if you feel that you cannot commit to
being on the committee, please do get in touch with any offer of help or ideas
for events or sponsorship. We would love
to hear from you!
HPA Calendar of Forthcoming Events
||Thursday 29th September 2016
||Monday 3rd October 2016
||Tuesday 11th October 2016
||Thursday 3rd November 2016
||Saturday 3rd December 2016
||Saturday 10th June 2017
details of all forthcoming events will be circulated in the Nutshell and
through Form Reps in due course.
Committee holds its meetings usually twice a term in the evening. Ad hoc meetings relating to specific events
also take place and much communication and activity takes place outside meetings. Any volunteer can therefore become involved
according to the time which they wish to give.
This is a great way to meet other parents and become more involved in
doing something worthwhile for the children whilst having fun.
|Lucy Stuart Lee
raised by the HPA has been given towards a number of projects and, most recently, these have included:
- Playground and outdoor learning equipment at the Nursery and Early Years, Chestnut and Hazelwood
- Gazebo for sports and other school events
- New curtains and blinds for the Paterson Hall at the Nursery and Early Years site
- Hazelwood Library donation to purchase new books
- A classroom in the trees - a treehouse for the Hazelwood site
In previous years, further examples have included a new dance studio, theatre equipment, cricket nets, minibuses and help towards refurbishing the swimming pool.
HPA Charitable Donations
In 2015, to mark Hazelwood’s 125th anniversary, the school
launched The Community Fund and this will be a major beneficiary of the school’s
charitable fundraising activities for the foreseeable future. In time, local
community organisations will be invited to apply to the fund for small grants
to support their own programme of events, and in particular those with an
educational bias. The Community Fund will be a way of saying 'Thank you' to the
communities of Oxted, Limpsfield and surrounding areas for their support over
the school's 125 year history and of looking forward to new and exciting
chapters in all our histories.
From time to time donations have been made to other local charities. For example, Harvest Festival food donations
were given to the Caterham Food Bank: http://caterham.foodbank.org.uk
Other Fundraising activities
On-going ways you can get involved
The HPA also
benefits from the sale of Christmas cards designed by your
child – further details to follow in October.
genius way of generating FREE money for Hazelwood! Sign up, use when shopping
online and the HPA receives a free commission from over 400 retailers including
Amazon, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Boden, John Lewis and The White Company. There’s now even an app to make using the site
more accessible or just open a new tab before you checkout online. Currently, we have over 125 parents and staff
on board and with your help we could beat last year’s total raised of nearly
£600. Thank you for your support! www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
commission is also paid to the HPA when shopping at the retailers below so
please do enter the relevant code to generate this before checking out:
– www.easy2name.com - Code: HAZELWOOD SCHOOL RH8
(arts and crafts) – www.yellowmoon.org.uk
– Code: SHA120
& wrapping paper) – www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk
– Code: HAZELWOODSCHOOL (RH8 0QU)
(scooters and accessories) – www.micro-scooters.co.uk
– Code: 125386
(personalised naming stamps) – www.stamptastic.co.uk
– Code: HAZELWOOD
The HPA also
runs the School Shop which sells a range of second hand uniform and other new and
second hand accessories for school. All
net profit made is for the benefit of the HPA.
Please see the school website page for further details.
Hazelwood Recipe Book
remaining few of these unique books beautifully illustrated and creatively put
together by Hazelwood pupils past and present are available in the school shop
If you or your
company (or anyone you know) are interested in sponsoring any of our events,
this is a great opportunity to advertise your business in material that parents
receive. We can feature you in
programmes, emails, posters and letters to the parent body. We are ever expanding and now have over 550 children
at Hazelwood. Please contact us if you
Other HPA Information
AGM and Annual
are audited every year and these are presented at the AGM. Further details of the HPA fundraising
figures can be obtained from the Treasurer, Rhona Castell, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is your
HPA so please do come forward to be involved – we would love to hear from you!