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Friends of Kingswood

Gipsy Hill

Kingswood plays a huge role in our lives and we, as parents, carers and members of the local community, have a big stake in its success.

The Friends of Kingswood aim to make the Kingswood community as caring, supporting and fun as possible. Whatever ideas, time, skills and resources you have to offer, please contribute them.

You can join the Friends of Kingswood as a general member, to receive emails on what's happening in the school community and pitch in with cakes or help if/when you can. Or as an active member, to get more involved in the school and in the running of the PTA.

"The partnership with parents is strong. Staff work closely with them to celebrate their children's achievements." March 2013 Ofsted Report

Email the.friends.of.kingswood@gmail.com or catch us in the playground, after Friday reading, or at an event.

About Us

  • Chair: Rubina Ahmed
  • Treasurer: Rajaa Flasseur
  • Secretary:  Angela Jolly

What We Do

The Friends of Kingswood are there to fundraise (the new adventure play equipment in the playground at the Upper site was possible with funding from the Friends group). But just as important, we want to build an inclusive school community. We run social events for the grown ups only, such as Bingo, Quiz nights and Zumba, and for the children events such as the Easter Bonnet parades (infants) and model competition (juniors), as well as the Year Six Leavers Disco. A huge event, and always of lot of fun for the whole family is our Summer Fair.

History

There had not been a parent/carer group at Kingswood for a while, and unaware of any other previous PTA, a group of parents decided to remedy the situation. The current Friends of Kingswood group was founded in 2009 with the help of parent Shamit Gaiger, and with Martin Strand as the first chair. That year the group ran our first Summer Fair, and we have built on this with events on each following year.

Positions

Chairs

  • 2012-2015: Sarah Williams
  • 2010-2012: Lynley Oram
  • 2009-2010: Martin Strand

Vice-Chairs

  • 2012-2013: Maria Martensz
  • 2010-2012: Rachel D'Cruze

Treasurer

  • 2014-2015: Stephen Eddleston-Macgrath
  • 2013-2014: Grace O'Driscoll
  • 2012-2013: Sabrina Campbell
  • 2009-2012: Krisztina Ferencz

Secretary

  • 2012-2014: Annis Cohen
  • 2011-2012: Sarah Cole
  • 2009-2011: Suze Jones
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