The Beaumont School Association (BSA)
The Beaumont School Association plays a very important part in the life of the school and all parents/carers of Beaumont students are members of the BSA.
Many parents/carers bring their experience into school to benefit pupils in a variety of ways; they give interview experience to older pupils, provide invaluable help with activities such as Careers Fairs, talk to classes about their work, arrange company visits or Work Experience, and offer materials useful for school courses. They also participate in our various fund-raising functions throughout the year, accompany school trips, run a Lost Property service, sell nearly-new uniform, and contribute in many important ways to school life.
The BSA Committee, currently comprising fifteen parents and staff, plays an additional and very important role, helping at school functions and running social and fundraising events. We hold about six meetings a year and for the larger events, such as the Christmas Fair, we form sub-committees to spread the workload more effectively. The committee representatives play an important part in bringing the school community together and generating significant funds which can then be used to enhance the school experience for our children.
The BSA donates funds to all the departments to enrich the teaching for all students, as well as giving sizeable funds, whenever possible, to a particular department where a significant donation will provide a benefit. A good example of this is the recent refurbishment of one of the school’s science laboratories. We also donate some funds to an “inclusion fund” which assists in supporting pupils on key curriculum trips where costs are an issue for the family.
The main event every year is the Christmas Fair. It is always a successful fundraiser and is a great opportunity for staff, parents and pupils to meet in a friendly, relaxed environment. “Rob’s Festival”, a music and sports extravaganza originally organised in memory of former Beaumont student Rob Williams has also become an important annual fundraising and community event. We also run successful Quiz Evenings and a variety of other events which in recent years have included the 70th and 75th Anniversary Balls, a Bollywood Evening, music and drama evenings and other extravaganzas. We are already discussing plans to celebrate Beaumont’s 80th anniversary in 2018…
We also help out by serving refreshments at some school functions such as the New Year 7 Parents’ Welcome Evening, Secondary Transfer Evening, plays and concerts.
If you would be interested in joining the committee, or perhaps could volunteer to be an occasional “extra pair of hands” at an event, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like more information please email us on:
email@example.com or contact us via School Reception (01727 854726).
GETTING INVOLVED AT BEAUMONT
The Beaumont School Association (BSA) is the school’s PTA and it is always delighted to hear from any Beaumont parents/carers who would like to get involved in organising social and fundraising events or helping in any other way; come along to any committee meeting (see the school calendar for forthcoming dates) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Saturday 16th September: 4.00 – 6.00pm||Welcome to Year 7 barbecue|
|Saturday 7th October: 7.00pm||BSQ Quiz night, more information here|
|Saturday 2nd December: 11.00am – 2.00pm||BSA Christmas Fair|
|Saturday 16th December||BSA Christmas Party (for parents) at the Country Club, St Albans|
|Saturday 24th February||Big Band Evening, more information here|