Welcome to the Beths Parents’ Association (PA) web page.
(Charity No: 801836) - Registered Charity since July 1989
Your current executive members:
Adele Swart - Chair person
Irene Obaseki - Vice-Chair
Dele Ojomo - Secretary
Dorota Das - Treasurer
The aim of the PA is to advance the education of students within the school in particular by:
- developing effective relationships between staff, parents and other associated with the school
- engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the students
Our first PA meeting (virtual) of the new academic school year will be on the 14h September 2021 at 7:30pm. Please contact the PA if you want to join us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially keen to welcome new year 7 parents.
How can you get involved?
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If you ship elsewhere online, please join Easyfundraising. Again t costs nothing to you and Beths PA will automatically receive a donation. You can sign up at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/BethsPA and we will automatically receive a donation anytime you shop. If you are eligable, please also give gift aid to maximise the donation.
Match funding scheme: 65% of large companies have a match funding policy
Employers are willing to support their employees in their charitable work by matching pound - for - pound anything employees raise for beneficial causes within certain rules (e.g. only for registered charities, with supporting evidence, up to certain limits per event or per year). Beths Parents Association is a registered charity, any work parents do to raise money for the school is eligible for fund matching. Parents can claim by checking with their company if they do match funding by either:
1. Company intranet
3. Human Resources Department
Participate in Beths Parents Association events so our school can claim the match funding. Contact us and we will provide you with a letter evidencing your great involvement in our events with the amount raised.
The Monthly Draw Entries have now shut for this year, but it will reopen to buys tickets for next year between September 2021 and Jan 2022.
How to get in contact with the PA?
Facebook page: Beths Grammar Parents Association
Next virtual Chess tournament will be taking place on Friday the 1st October 2021– Watch this space!
To donate, please click here.
Outdoor chess tables – £2,000
Due to the success of the online chess tournament - supporting our first of four campaigns to raise £10,000 - and easy way to get involved with the PA from the comfort of your living room, watch this space for the next tournament in September…!! And if you weren’t able to join the event, why not support the Beths Parents Association in raising money for the school outdoor chess tables anyway at: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/16829
Radio Beths: We aim to raise £5,000!
We are looking to launch another ambitious project: running a school radio at Beths and encourage students to use this media channel to broaden horizons and improve cultural awareness in an inclusive environment.
By raising funds with technological resources, we can provide exciting and engaging opportunities across the curriculum.
Thank you for helping us ensure Beths students are given the best educational opportunities to develop their creativity and communication skills.
Drama lighting: Help us to improve our drama studio by raising £1,000!
We would love to provide new lights and special effects in the drama studio. With new lights, we can bring our drama lessons and smaller productions alive.
At Beths, our aim is to encourage students to engage in high quality learning experiences.
Musical Instruments - £2,000
We are very proud of Beths students who excel in the art of mastering musical instruments. The student musicians have been entertaining the Beths community via live concerts in the past as well as virtual performances during the past year and a half. It is the mission of the school to afford this opportunity to all students and therefore they require more instruments for equal opportunity for all.
Thank you for investing in this cause by using this link: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/17270
Message from the PA Chair
On his death bed Alexander, the Great’s third wish was, for his hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME.
I want to take the opportunity to thank the PA committee members for the time that you afforded to be a part of the PA to make this last year a success during trying times. We have proven that the obstacles in our way did not destroy us, but it established us in a virtual world.
I also want to thank all our young people and their families with in the Beths community, that took the time to read our newsletters and took the time to donate so generously to enhance the experience of all the students. You managed to donate a net amount of £835 towards the Outdoor chess tables and £19 towards the Radio Booth campaigns we ran. These will continue to run again next year.
I want to say thank you and goodbye to all the students and their families who is leaving us due to them completing their schooling at Beths. You will be dearly missed, and you are truly appreciated.
I wish you all a great summer and hope that you will join us again in the new academic year.