Parents’ association

Gillotts Parents’ Association aims to support the school by raising funds for special projects and by creating a supportive community of parents around the school.

We have recently funded a new all-weather shelter for the students, raised funds for the purchase of 30 Raspberry Pis and new gym mats for the PE department. The PA also provided the school with its two mini buses.

We warmly encourage all parents join us. Whether you just want to hear about social events, are happy to help out every now and again, or you’d like to join the committee and get involved, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop in to our next meeting, listed below.

To join our mailing list or for any enquiries please email gillottspa@gmail.com

You can also join our Facebook page – just search for Gillotts Parents Association and ask to join the group. You will not only hear about events, but also about school news and successes that your children may forget to mention!

Upcoming meetings:

Parents Association Winter Committee Meeting: Tuesday 27th November 2018, 6:30pm

Parents Association Spring Committee Meeting: Tuesday 5th February 2019, 6:30pm

Parents Association Summer Committee Meeting: Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6:30pm

Everyone is very welcome to attend our Committee Meetings and we are actively seeking new Committee Members. Meetings are held in Room A1, The Arts Block at Gillotts. Other informal meetings are held for ideas, planning & socialising in between these Committee Meetings.

Upcoming events:

Parents Association Quiz Night Fundraiser: Saturday 10th November, 6:00pm in the Hall

 

Our biggest fundraiser of the year. Always competitive, always fun! The Staff Team are reigning champions, so save the date and get a team together to win back some parent pride!

Tickets are available now & £10 per person for the Quiz entry and table snacks. Tables/Teams are for 8-10 people, but if you are just a couple, don’t worry, we make up tables of parents from the same year group. We squeezed in a few extra tables last year, so don’t delay in getting your table booked by emailing gillottspa@gmail.com

Gillotts Christmas Carol Concert: mid-December, date tbc, St Mary’s Church

A beautiful pre-Christmas evening of carols, music & drama performed by our wonderful students. Everyone welcome to come along, have a glass of mulled punch, a mince pie and celebrate the end of term.

Giving through AmazonSmile:

Gillotts School Parents Association is now registered with AmazonSmile. This is a service operated by Amazon with exactly the same products, prices and shopping features as amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from any eligible AmazonSmile purchases (which most are) to the Parents Association. Any money raised this way will be available for new resources for students at Gillotts.

We would be REALLY grateful if you would consider selecting Gillotts School Parents Association as your chosen charity and using AmazonSmile each time you shop with Amazon.

To complete the one-off set up you need to:

  1. Visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/
  2. Sign in with your normal Amazon account details
  3. You will then be asked to choose a charity: ‘Select an organisation or pick your own’ – pick your own by searching for Gillotts School
  4. Select Gillotts School Parents Association as your chosen charity

AmazonSmile will now remember your preference (which you can change to any other charity enrolled with AmazonSmile should you wish to). You will receive a Welcome to AmazonSmile email, this will include a link to Install Amazon Assistant on your browser should you wish to, as a helpful reminder to use AmazonSmile.

Important – you must always start at smile.amazon.co.uk for purchases to be eligible.

Unfortunately, purchases through the Amazon App on your mobile are not eligible. One option is to use the app to add items to your basket but finish the checkout process through smile.amazon.co.uk. Alternatively, you can:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com in your mobile browser (eg Safari)
  2. For iphones, hit the share button at the bottom then select ‘Add to Home Screen’
  3. For android, hit the menu icon at the top right then select ‘Add to Home Screen’
  4. You have just created a shortcut to the AmazonSmile page to easily navigate to from your phone
  5. Don’t forget to delete the existing Amazon app 🙂

Collectively, purchases through AmazonSmile could make a really big difference to us.

Don’t forget – always shop with a smile!

How to find us

Gillotts School
Gillotts Lane
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 1PS


01491 574315

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