Welcome to the Callington Primary School PSA
Callington Primary School Parent and Staff Association (PSA) has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the PSA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
Our PSA is about much more than simply fundraising. The PSA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too! With the continued support of parents and staff, our PSA has always succeeded in its efforts. All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available.
Committee Members 2018/2019
Chair Zoe Hawley Parent
Treasurer Emily Bland Parent
Secretary Cassy Freeman Parent
Other Committee Members
Matthew Shirley Head Teacher
Sarah Bilas Assistant Head Teacher
Katherine Gibson Teacher
Amy Downe Parent
Dawn Kerr Parent
Tanya Daw Parent
Michelle Crowley Parent
Lucy Clark Parent
Veronica Lashbrook Parent
Victoria Kinger Parent
Autumn Term 2019
PSA Events this Term:
Halloween Disco - Friday 11th October from 6pm to 7:30pm with an optional fancy dress theme. Prizes for the best outfit! £1 per child, Reception and KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult.
PSA Meeting - The next meeting will be Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 7:00pm in the school staff room. Main topic of discussion – Christmas Fair.
Non Uniform Day - Friday 18th October last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.
Christmas Fair - Saturday 30th November 11.00am to 1:00pm. The PSA are asking for donations of soft toys and books (particularly KS2 books) for PSA run stalls. Collection boxes will be in classrooms after half term, please can items be donated by Wednesday 20th November.
We will also be asking for contributions to make up the Christmas Hampers for the raffle:
Volunteer Helpers - If anyone is able to help run a PSA stall during the event, please leave your contact details with the office or speak to a member of the PSA.
Raffle Tickets - Christmas Fair raffle tickets will be available to pre-sell to your family, friends and colleagues. If you would like some books to sell they can be collected from the school office after the half term. There is a £50 first prize with runner up prizes of family tickets to local attractions and Christmas hampers. Tickets cost £1 each. All monies, tickets and unsold stubs should be returned to the school office by Thursday 21st November to be included in the draw.
Tesco Bag Packing - Saturday 7th December 2019. If your child would like to volunteer to take part in the bag packing at Tesco to raise funds for the PSA please add their name to the sign-up sheet at the office.
Christmas Disco - Friday 6th December 6.00pm to 7.30pm with an optional fancy dress theme. Prizes for the best outfit! £1 per child, Reception and KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult.
Non Uniform Day - Friday 20th December last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.
Spring Term 2020
PSA Events this Term:
Valentines Disco - Friday 7th February from 6pm to 7:30pm with an optional fancy dress theme. Prizes for the best outfit! £1 per child, Reception and KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult.
Non Uniform Day - Friday 14th February last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.
Easter Disco - Friday 20th March from 6pm to 7:30pm with an optional fancy dress theme. Prizes for the best outfit! £1 per child, Reception and KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult.
Non Uniform Day - Friday 27th March last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.
Summer Term 2020
PSA Events this Term:
Non Uniform Day - Friday 22nd May last day of term. Please bring an optional donation of £1 on the day.
Summer Fair - Saturday 20th June 11.00am to 1:00pm. If you are interested in having your own stall please leave your details with the office or speak to a member of the PSA and we will contact you with more information.
Online Shopping - If you are Online Shopping on the internet don’t forget to visit www.theGivingMachine.co.uk this is an online retail donation site. If the store you want to shop with is there use the link and choose our school. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll raise money for our school.
In recent years the P.S.A. has raised funds towards the following items:
2019 £4500 Battle of the Books
£5000 Adventure Playground Extension
2018 £2500 Battle of the Books
£1000 Wet play games
£1500 Supa-Shot game
2017 £2000 New library books
£800 Kitchen refurbishments
£500 Microphones and sound equipment
2016 £2000 raised towards books for the library and classrooms
£4000 raised towards a minibus for the school
2015 £6500 raised towards a minibus for the school
£200 Parasols for Picnic Benches
£200 Hockey Equipment
2014 £2500 Sound and lighting equipment for the school hall
£3500 12 iPads
£500 Netball Kits
2013 £5000 12 iPads and Charging Trolley
£180 Glee Amplifier
£1600 £100 Larger Wish List Gift for Each Class
£1200 Wooden Picnic Benches for Garden Area
2012 £500 Forest School Storytelling Chair
£300 New Football Kit
£800 £50 Small Wish List Gift for Each Class
£400 for Glee Club T-shirts
£400 for Sports Kits
2011 £400 towards Outdoor Classroom
£400 for UFS and LFS outdoor wet play suits
2010 £5000 for ICT equipment (Laptops, I pods, Flip Cameras)
2009 £5000 3rd Phase of Adventure Playground
2008 £5000 2rd Phase of Adventure Playground
How involved do you want to be?
There are three levels of commitment with which you can be involved in Callington Primary School PSA:
If you would like to join the PSA please come along to our next meeting held in the school staffroom. The dates and times are always advertised in the School Newsletter.
If you would like to be a volunteer member please leave your contact details e.g. mobile phone number or email address with the school secretary or another committee member. Contact will usually be in the form of an email or text message. Alternatively you can just volunteer to help at an event by approaching a member of the PSA we are always grateful for offers of help!
How can you help?