Chiddingstone School's Parent Teacher Association is run for the benefit of our children and future generations of children at Chiddingstone and we cannot say enough about how invaluable this support is to keep our school running in the unique way it does.
Last year was another busy and successful year for the PTA. Our main event was the Mad Hatters Ball, which was held at Hoath House and attended by over 120 parents! It is this type of involvement that really does give the school a lovely friendly community feel and makes school part of our parent's social lives as well as being a wonderful place for your children to learn.
We were incredibly lucky to receive such generous support from parents raising over £20,000 allowing us to be able to continue leasing a second minibus, adding a new stage area to the playground and providing access to some of the latest classroom technology. As well as this the PTA has supported lots of additional school initiatives that enrich our children's school experiences, like forest school, gardening club, pantomime ice creams, Christmas lunch crackers, Harry Potter photos and coaches, plus many more things to come before the end of the year.
Since September we have run an Autumn Disco for all the children, a Race Night and our famous Christmas Fair, complete with snow machine and ever popular Jolly Jam Jars! Plus of course we all managed to enjoy some festive mulled wine whilst watching our little ones perform in the Nativity play and Carol Concert. All of these combined raised over £4,000 which is a fantastic start to the year!
The big fundraising event of 2018/2019 is set to be a Masquerade Ball at Hever Castle in March, run by our lovely Year 6 reps, so we look forward to hearing more teasers about what they have in store for us in the weeks to come.
The governors and Headteacher value greatly the work of the PTA and recognize that the money raised by the PTA makes a real difference to your child's experience of our school. If you would like to get involved by being a class rep, committee member or regular helper please do get in touch via the school office.
Beckie Hood and Anna Hopwood