Friends of West Hill (PTA)

A warm Welcome to The Friends of West Hill Association, shortened to The Friends of West Hill (FOWH) for everyday use! This is West Hill school’s active Parents and Teachers Association.      

West Hill Summer Fair 2014

West Hill Summer Fair 2014

The main aim of FOWH:

To advance the education, knowledge and well-being of students attending West Hill School in Wandsworth. FOWH does this by raising funds and awareness of the school through events and activities involving the friends of West Hill.

This page tells you about the following;

  • How to join FOWH
  • Up and coming FOWH events and activities
  • Past FOWH events and activities
  • What FOWH uses its funds for
  • Local children’s clubs, groups and events – an information resource for parents and carers
  • The formal structure of The Friends of West Hill Association

Getting involved with the FOWH:                                                

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved, no matter how much or little time you have to spare. Please speak to;

  • Tulloch Kempe           Chair of FOWH and parent in year four
  • Sue March                  EMAG Co-ordinator
  • Dan Chard                  The School Premises Officer
  • Janice Chaplin           School Office Foyer

You can also send us an email at;  friendsofwesthillps@gmail.com  or call/text us on;  07914 936 032

The FOWH committee meets 3 – 4 times a term depending on the programme of activities and events it is overseeing. There is a chair and vice chair, treasurer and secretary. Sometimes the committee will set up other groups to organise a particular event.

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FOWH Committee Members

 

Up and coming events and activities:                                                                                 

Please also see FOWH information notice boards on the school building and the events boards by the two school gates.

FOWH Coffee Market mornings (8.50 am – 10 am in the Lower Hall):

A great way to meet other parents and carers in an informal setting over a hot drink and biscuits, and also hear about and get involved with FOWH events and activities and share your ideas.

If you have any items you would like to sell at these events e.g. homemade biscuits, savoury food, plants, craft items, jewellery, prints, etc please let us know.

  • See Events Boards by the front and back school gates for forthcoming dates

 

Other events taking place this Term:
  • Doo Zoo School visit:                                                                                                                    June 17th. All day reptiles, spiders and much more ………..!
  • FUN SUMMER FAIR 2016!                                                                                                                Friday July 15th from 3.15 pm.                                                                                                              Lots of stalls, food and drinks. Come and have fun in the sun – we hope!

 

 

Early Years Parent Inset Coffee Mornings with FOWH  (9 am in the Lower Hall):          

No dates arranged at present.

 

Past FOWH events and activities:

Christmas Winterlight Fair 2015:    This was FOWH’s third Winterlight Fair and again we were very fortunate to have a dry day as we hold these events where possible outside. As last year, the Fair was well supported and highlights included;  a beautifully presented Santas Grotto, an avenue of twinkling blue lights, some great raffle prizes, Elsa and balloon making!

 

Summer Fair 2014:    Our annual Summer Fair on Friday July 18th was a huge success! Many thanks to all who helped make it such a fabulous event – Parents, staff and pupils! Even the weather couldn’t have been better. Here are some photos that show what a good time was had by all …..!

   

         

 

Past FOWH events and activities:                          

Past FOWH events have included;  Coffee Market Mornings, Cake sales, Summer Fairs, Playground sales, Classroom end of year parties, a Winter Fair by fairylight, School discos, Jumble Sales, staff and parents Quiz!

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Christmas Winterlight Fair 2013

 

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FOWH Fundraising and spending initiatives:

FOWH raises funds that can be spent on activities, events and equipment that benefit all of the children who attend the school. To date, FOWH has spent it’s funds on a number of items and activities, as follows;

Classroom Christmas parties:    And a range of entertainers at Summer and Christmas Winterlight Fairs!

School Scooter Shed:    We completed the building of a brand new and bigger Scooter Shed that can be used by all West Hill School children. Look out for the FOWH plaque that is now in place! 

Equipment:    FOWH has now invested in a range of new equipment for future school events, including;  A popcorn machine, new fold down tables, table clothes, gazebos, games and activities

Vauxhall City Farm annual visits:    An opportunity to meet farm yard animals up close!

Future ideas:   If you have any ideas on how future FOWH funds might be spent for the benefit of all West Hill School pupils, just let us know!

 

Local children’s clubs, groups and seasonal activities:

FOWH has provided some information below on a range of local children’s events, clubs and activities, which we hope you will find helpful? If you hear of something coming up, or attend a club you think is good. please let us know. FOWH provides this information in good faith and can accept no responsibility beyond providing this initial contact information.

 

Here&Now   THINGS TO DO LOCALLY & FURTHER AFIELD

http://www.here-now.com

Things to do in Wandsworth - Day Out With The Kids

www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk

Wandsworth FIS | What’s On

wandsworth.childrensservicedirectory.org.uk

The List

www.list.co.uk/events/kids/theatre/location:Wandsworth(51…/distance:5/

WANDSWORTH MUSEUM

http://www.wandsworthmuseum.co.uk/

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West Hill School – Music School:   Saturday mornings. See Janice for more information

Weekend Cinema Club:    Wandsworth Cineworld    

Children’s films for £1 (children and adults) on Saturday and Sunday mornings!

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Lucie Benson School of Dance:    Children’s Dance/Acting and Singing

Lucie Benson:  http://www.luciebenson.co.uk

 

Martial Fitness:  Martial Arts.    72 Putney High Street, SW15 1SE  Tel: 020 8788 2815

enquiries@martialfitness.com

 

Football:  Wimbledon Park

 

Putney Leisure Centre:  Swimming.    Dryburgh Road, London SW15 1BL

020 8785 0388   putneyleisurecentre.co.uk

 

 

The formal structure of The Friends of West Hill Association:

The main object of the Association:                                             

To advance the education, knowledge and well-being of students attending West Hill School in Wandsworth.

To support this object, the Association through its Committee may:-

  • Support and develop more extended relationships between the staff, parents, governors and others associated with the school
  • Be involved in a wide range of activities which support the school and advance the education of pupils attending it
  • Provide and assist in the provision of facilities or items for the benefit, education and well-being of all students who attend the school (not currently provided from statutory funds) as decided by the Committee in consultation and agreement with the Governing Body of the school.

The Association Annual General Meeting (AGM):                  

This is held during the first half of the autumn term and is chaired by the current Committee Chairperson or in his/her absence, the Vice Chairperson.

Committee membership and Constitution:   

The Committee may fill casual vacancies by co-opting new members throughout the year until the next AGM. The Committee has a set of rules and guidelines that it has to work to called a constitution.

FOWH - Constitution (Approved) May 10.13FOWH – Constitution (Approved) May 10.13

Association membership can also include Past Parents, Grandparents, Friends of the School, Ancillary, Staff and Governors.

 

FOWH Funds:

The FOWH Treasurer is responsible for keeping account of all Association income and expenditure and presents a financial report (verbally or in writing) at all Committee meetings, and a written record of the accounts for approval by the Association members at the AGM.

All Association funds are held by the school and withdrawals can only be made on the signature of any two of the officers of the Association.

The Association’s financial year commences on September 1st.

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