HUNTERS BAR INFANT SCHOOL
HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Every parent or carer with a child at the school automatically becomes a member of the Home School Association (HSA). The purpose of the HSA is to strengthen links between home and school, and enhance our children’s experience at school.
The HSA has an important fund-raising role. Money raised through HSA activities is used to fund activities, resources and equipment that are not covered by statutory funding.
Funding objectives are agreed with the school and promoted to parents. Over the years the HSA have raised money towards iPads, books, soft furnishings, solar panels, seating in the library, handbells, and special visit for each year group.
But it’s not just about fund-raising. The HSA is about the social aspect of the school too. Starting school can be a bit daunting, for new parents as well as for children! The HSA provides opportunities for you to get to know other parents and staff, and become involved in the school community.
WHAT DOES THE HSA DO?
The HSA runs a calendar of social and fund-raising events. During the last school year we organised regular produce sales, Quiz Nights, school calendars, Christmas gifts for each class, a Christmas Fayre with the Junior School – and our infamous parents’ 80’s disco will hopefully return in the summer!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The HSA is a charity, registered with the Charity Commission. Each school year, a Committee is elected. The Committee meet on a regular basis, usually once or twice per half term, to plan and co-ordinate events. Parents are kept updated via an electronic mailing list, posters and newsletters. In addition to the elected Committee, the HSA relies on parents and staff volunteering to be involved in various ways.