PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION (PFA)

'YOUR DAUGHTER, OUR SCHOOL, THEIR FUTURE'

The PFA has a vital role, supporting the staff and pupils by raising money to buy additional equipment for the school. It is open to all parents and carers, with a small friendly committee and an enthusiastic group of helpers. Through our staff representative, we receive wish lists from the departments, and we also involve the School Council.

We raise money through Quiz Nights, a Winter Wonderland Fair, Online Auction and Summer Raffle. We are always looking for new ideas for fundraising and support from businesses for raffle prizes/sponsorship and always welcome help to run events. It only has to be an hour of your time.

#CreatingCoombeGarden - Our Story

Our young people have sacrificed a lot through the pandemic - it has taken its toll on friendships, mental health and emotional wellbeing. Our school is already working hard to address what has been lost and with some extra help from all of us they can do more to support our girls.

Coombe Garden will be created in the pond area at the bottom of the school field. The area needs to be cleared, the pond replaced, and a new planting plan created, making use of sensory plants and those that encourage a diverse ecosystem put in place.

The area can also be used for science and nature study. Plans will include a secluded seating area and allow pupils to appreciate the calming effects of the natural world away from the bustle of this busy secondary school.

Some of this work can be achieved using parent and pupil volunteers which will make it a real team effort, but we also need to raise funds to make Coombe Garden a reality. What a wonderful opportunity to create a natural area that not only our daughters can benefit from but future generations can enjoy. Below is a photo of what the area looks like today (a bit overgrown and unloved!) and an aerial image.

This can only be done with your help. We appreciate any amount you can give, large or small, the more of us who contribute the faster we can start this exciting transformation. The campaign will remain open through the summer term from May 14th so please donate to our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/campaign/CoombeGarden


Thank you so much for your support.

#CreatingCoombeGarden Poster.pdf

Committee 20-21


CHAIR/CO-CHAIR

Rhiannon Harlow (Co-chair Position: Yet To Fill*)


TREASURER

Simon Curry & Fernanda Cortes-avila

SECRETARY

Kristina Nordsten / Alison Evans

MARKETING & PUBLICITY

Amy Castle & Sarah Hand

CLASSLIST COORDINATOR

Alison Shaw

QUIZ ORGANISER

Yet To Fill*


2ND HAND UNIFORM

Pippa Billingsley

2ND HAND UNIFORM ASSISTANTS

Alison Shaw, Sarah Hand, Sorina Badita, Jane Hammerton, Suzanne Leupolz, Fernanda Cortes-avila


REFRESHMENTS

Yet To Fill*


* Please contact cgs.pfa@gmail.com if you're interested in these positions and joining our lovely team.

Meetings & Contact Details


We meet monthly during term time at 6.30pm in the Learning Resource Centre (via Darley Drive entrance). If you can’t make the meetings (which are short and never dull!), but would like to help, suggest ideas or just want some friendly advice….. please contact us.

PFA email address: cgs.pfa@gmail.com


Dates for Diary - Coming soon!


Newsletter

July 2021

PFA JULY NEWSLETTER 2021.pdf

March 2021

CGS PFA Newsletter March 2021 (1).pdf

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