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About the GVSA

Who are the GVSA?


Everyone who is a parent or carer of a child that attends the school is automatically a member of the GVSA.

 

The GVSA is a group of mums and dads who volunteer a little bit of time to help fundraise to provide the ‘extras’ that the school is unable to finance from the normal budgets. All those extra things that really add something special to our children’s time at school.

 

At committee meetings we plan what events we want to run, who can organise them, who will help, and how we will spend the money that has been raised.

 

PTA UK Website is a great resource. Our Membership Number is 13619. 

GVSA Committee Officers 2017 -2018


Details of the key officers in post are below.

 

Please feel free to contact any of the committee officers by either sending an email to officers@GVSA.org.uk or just speaking to us on the playground!

 

Joint Chairs - Jason Drew

Joint Vice Chairs - Kathryn Hyman + Rachael Gregory

Treasurer - Mel Lewthwaite

Secretary - Tessa Hughes + Genna McLaughlin

What events do the GVSA put on?


Without the GVSA there would be no events and obviously no money would be raised for the school. There are a whole host of different events put on for the children, the parents and together as a whole family;

 

  • School Disco’s
  • The Summer Fair/Picnic
  • The Year 6 BBQ
  • The Christmas Fair
  • Cinema trips
  • Operation Child
  • After school ice cream sales
  • Design a Christmas card
  • Christmas parties for each year group
  • Book & second-hand uniform sale
  • Easter Raffle
  • Pub Quiz Night

Money well spent


It’s a fantastic range of things the GVSA fund; here are just a few that the GVSA has paid for from the money raised in the past few years:

  • iPads - donation towards the purchase of 6 iPads per year group 
  • Pirate Ship in the front playground - donating £12,000
  • The new Trim Trail in the back playground - donating £15,000
  • Science shows
  • The canopy and the gazebo in the front playground
  • Furniture in every classroom
  • The year six camp hoodies
  • The digital Clavinova (piano) in the hall
  • Playground markings
  • Indoor PE equipment and wall bars in hall
  • Cameras for each classroom
  • We contribute to the cost of parent mail
  • All the Christmas parties
  • All the books the children are given at Christmas as a gift from Father Christmas
  •  Royal Wedding mugs for each child
  • The year 6 goodbye BBQ
  • Picnic benches
  •  High-Vis Vests
  • New staging for the school hall