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Ashfold Parents' Committee

Jenni walkerWelcome to Ashfold Parents’ Committee (APC).

Our role is to help develop the school community - the Ashfold family – by hosting fun social events for parents and children. Ashfold is a friendly, family-orientated school and we want to make sure that you get the most out of it.

We have a Form Representative in each year group, a volunteer parent, who helps new parents settle in, provides information and support, and organises events. You will find our Reps working tirelessly behind the scenes at APC events.

"The school has excellent links with its parents"

- ISI Inspection Report 2015

We also have a ‘Friends of the Parents’ Committee’ group which allows parents to become involved in our events without having the responsibility of being on the Committee. It’s a good way to get involved and find out whether you would like to join the Committee. If you are interested in becoming a Friend or joining the Committee in the future, please do get in touch with your Form Rep. Enthusiasm and new ideas are always welcome.

Most of our events are free but any funds raised go towards school projects. In recent years, we have helped fund the refurbishment of the Boarding Wing, supplied the lovely benches dotted around the School grounds, made donations to the Art & Design Centre Appeal and funded new sports equipment.

Keep an eye out for more information about our events in the Weekly Mailing. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me or your Form Rep if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you at our events during year.

Jenni Walker
Chair

APC MEMBERS

FORM REPRESENTATIVE
Pre-Prep I Hannah Kornicka
Pre-Prep II Eloise Hepple
Pre-Prep III Catharine Shorrocks
Transition Johanna Rajakyla-Smith
Form I Lisa McIntosh
Form II Lizzie Mobbs
Form III Harriet Moynihan
Form IV  Suzanne Jacobs
Form V Emma Deeley
Form VI Nicky Crabbie
   
Chair Jenni Walker
Treasurer Julie Mott

APC EVENTS

SUMMER TERM 2017
Wednesday 26 April, 14.30 - 15.30 Parents' Coffee Afternoon Saloon
Tuesday 9 May, 20.00 Parents' Committee Meeting Library
Saturday 17 June, 14.00 Staff & Parents Netball
Thursday 22 June, 08.15 - 09.00 Parents' Coffee Morning South Lawn
Friday 23 June, 18.00 Staff & Parents Cricket
Friday 7 July, 18.00 End of Term BBQ North Lawn

APC AIMS & MEMBERSHIP

Aims

  • Community - To help build the wider school community so that parents feel part of the Ashfold family. APC is central to the process of welcoming new families to the School and introducing them to other families with children in the same year group. The Committee also organises a regular programme of formal and informal events and encourages families to attend.

  • Advice and Support - To give Ashfold parents advice about routine school matters, such as uniform, as well as information about the local community including local amenities, clubs, shops, restaurants etc.

  • Representation - To provide an additional conduit for the views of parents to be represented to the Headmaster. Parents are, however, encouraged to contact their child's Form Tutor in the first instance about all academic and pastoral matters.

  • Fund-raising - Finally, although most APC events are free of charge or run at cost, any funds raised are donated to school projects.

Membership

The Committee includes:

  • A Chair
  • A Treasurer
  • Form Representatives - usually, there is one parent representative appointed for each year group in the School.

Parents wishing to join the Committee are encouraged to contact the Chair. When a vacancy arises, the Chair will consider applications with other Committee members and appoint a new member.

The Friends of the Parents' Committee group provides opportunities for parents who are not on the Committee but who would like to become more involved in school life and help with the organisation and running of APC events. Any parent wishing to become a Friend should contact their Form Representative.

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