- May 12, 2017
- May 15, 2017
This is your last call for bookings for the SHS PA Quiz Night this Saturday 4th March from 7.30pm.
PLEASE NOTE that bookings need to be made before Friday 3rd March via the link above.
What’s the format? It’s run in the style of a ’round table’ pub quiz, but it’s so much more than that too! Last year we had rounds featuring pictures, music, maps, word puzzles and even tasting food! Who knows what’ll happen this time…?
Is it difficult? You don’t need to be a quiz genius – with such a wide variety of fun questions, everyone gets to take part in the fun. Last year, only 10 points separated the winning team from last place, so everyone’s in with a shout at the star prize!
How do we form a team? You can have up to 10 people per team. If you’re an individual or couple wanting to play, you can buy your own tickets and we’ll put you on a team to keep things fair.
Who’s hosting? As per last year, the quiz is being written and hosted by David Bodycombe (one of the SHS Girls’ Prep dads) who’s a professional TV producer and question setter. So, you’re in safe hands!
What else is on offer? There’s a bread, cheese and fruit platter per table included in the ticket price, and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.
Look forward to seeing you there!
14 January 10-12 am Girls’ Prep Music Room (top floor)
A reminder of the next sale coming up the first Saturday after the children go back to school next term.
If you want to sell clothes and other games equipment (e.g. hockey sticks, tennis racquets etc.) then please go to here for full instructions. You keep 60% of the proceeds and the remaining 40% goes to the PA to raise funds for SHS events and extras for the children. You can leave your items in ANY reception and they will be collected and given to us to sort out before the next sale.
We have had several requests to sell ski clothes and equipment at this Winter sale so please have a sort through your lofts and bring in any items which your children have grown out at the same time. This is a new venture so it may take a while to build up stock but we need to start somewhere!
Items can be brought in on the day of the sale but if it is busy we can’t guarantee they can be sorted in time and they may need to be left until the next sale in April.
If you can offer any help to sort out the clothes before the sale on the afternoon of Friday 13 January or at the sale on Saturday 14 January then please contact Katrina us here.
Finally, often parents ask if there can be more sales than one a term. It does take a lot of time and effort to put on each sale so we have limited the number of sales which are held. However, if there are some parents (especially in the Prep schools) who would happily take on the responsibility of holding extra sales each term we would love to hear from you!
If the paper tickets don’t work for you then you can order your raffle tickets on line but this does reduce the proceeds that the PA get.
Date for your diary…Saturday 3rd December, SAR, 11am-3pm
WANTED. New Gifts For The Grotto! Please bring donations for Santa’s Grotto on 25th November
To guarantee this year’s Christmas Fair is full of sparkle The PA need YOUR help!
We’ll need donations from all three schools for the Bottle Tombola and Second-Hand Books & Toys Stalls:
- Girls’ & Boys’ Prep on Friday 25th November
- Senior School (please leave in The Senior School Reception from Friday 25th November)
There’s also a Mufti Day for The Girls’ & Boys’ Prep on Thursday 1st December – please bring goodies for the Cake Stall
Your Class Stall will be revealed via your Class Rep this week – please volunteer to help out on the big day
We’re also looking for raffle prizes, so please get in touch if you know anybody who is willing to donate a fabulous prize
If anybody is interested in booking an External Stall, please contact us here!
Gorgeous Christmas Trees will also be on sale at The Fair
We really do appreciate all your help towards making The Christmas Fair a magical event!
Any questions please contact the PA chair here.
NAME: Karen Saul
PA ROLE: SHS Second Hand Uniform Sales
WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE: Collecting, sorting and selling uniform from Prep & Senior school; calculating and paying commission!
CHILDREN IN (school and year): Daughter in Year 8.
WHY YOU JOINED THE PA: If you want Summer and Christmas fairs, second hand uniform sales, quiz nights and such, then someone has to volunteer to help run them, or they won’t happen. I joined the PA to ensure these types of events can be put on during my daughter’s time at Surbiton, for the girls and for the parents.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PA: Still in my first year.
YOUR FAVOURITE PA EVENT AND WHY: I am actually quite fond of a good fair, whether it be Christmas or summer, however the Quiz night was also great fun last year!
NAME: Louise Farrow
PA ROLE: Secretary
WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE: Booking the PA meetings and writing the minutes of the meetings and general helping out
CHILDREN IN (school and year): Daughter just gone to Senior School from the Girls Prep
WHY YOU JOINED THE PA: The first time it was because I wanted to be a part of the school community this time the it’s the same reason plus I enjoy interacting with a diverse set of people who have the same aims.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PA: 4 years last time
YOUR FAVOURITE PA EVENT AND WHY: A tough one – I like the Quiz Night as it’s an opportunity for parents to connect – but the fairs are also opportunities for the whole school community!
NAME: Renee Mardon
PA ROLE: Boys’ Prep Liaison
WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE: My role involves being the point of contact between the PA and reps for all year groups at the Boys’ Prep, Managing the internal stalls at the School fairs and facilitating the Meet the Head sessions.
CHILDREN IN (school and year): Boys in Year 6 and 3
WHY YOU JOINED THE PA: To meet parents and reps from other year groups. To lend a hand with the fantastic fund raising work done by the PA for the benefit of our children across the school.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PA: This is my first year.
YOUR FAVOURITE PA EVENT AND WHY: My favourite PA event has to be the Christmas Fair. Our household looks forward to this event more than any other. It is such a happy occasion for adults and children alike. Lots of fun activities, carols, mince pies and mulled wine – a winning combination in my opinion!