As a school we work hard to develop and nuture our partnership with the community.
Our partnerships make our school stronger by bringing in much needed resources and enriching the curriculum by contributing:
• volunteer time and expertise
• interesting community activities, new ideas, and social capital
• useful networks
• sponsorship, financial support or help with fundraising
Some of the groups we work with:
- Parent Rep group
- Our PTA
- St Matthews Church, Castel
- Investec Bank
- Collas Crill
We have worked with Investec Bank for a number of years now. Their staff volunteer in school to support a number of programmes and initiatives. In the last academic year they have provided staff to help with our Breakfast Club and to deliver weekly Maths Passport testing sessions in Year 5. They also supported KS2 Christmas celebrations by helping to serve their Christmas dinner.
In previous years Investec have also provided manpower to help us with a KS2 programming club, gardening, swimming and outdoor learning lessons, as well as financial assistance to support KS2 residential trips, the purchase of Numicon equipment and books for the Reading Recovery programme.
The support we get from Investec staff helps us to improve educational outcomes for all our children. We look forward to continuing to work with Investec Bank.
This year we were fortunate enough to recieve financial assistance from Collas Crill through their MAD committee (Make a Difference). They provided funding to support our Going For Gold raffle.
Children earn raffle tickets for following the school's Golden Rules and tickets are entered into a termly class raffle draw. Prizes have included Easter eggs, Amazon vouchers, cinema tickets or a voucher for a free swim at Beau Sejour.
Project Sparkle 2020
On Thursday the 3rd December we offered a one off ‘design and colour charity club’ for Year 6. The take up was huge and Yr 6 really responded to the charitable focus of the club. Project Sparkle is an initiative run by the Leo Club, whereby they collect donations of food, toiletries, one-sized clothing, books etc and create gift bags and boxes to deliver to islanders who will be alone at Christmas. This year for the first time, they asked for children to design and colour baubles as gift tags to attach to the gifts to add a personal touch. The children created over 30 baubles which I will deliver to the charity this week.