BALLAKERMEEN HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the new school year and a particular
welcome to "New Parents" mainly of Year 7 children. I hope you have
had a good summer and are now full of energy and ideas to support the
Association during the forthcoming year.
Briefly, for the benefit of those who haven't heard
of us before, the Association is a relatively informal group of parents and
friends who arrange various social, informative and/or entertaining events for
the purpose of raising funds, or the passing on of information, that we hope
will improve the environment in which our children are taught.
A year or two ago our Newsletter opened with
something like "Support us or we fold". I am pleased to say that extra
people have come forward during the year, but of course, we have lost Committee
Members recently when their children have left school. We need support, all
types of support from ideas people to people who can turn ideas into workable
events and, not least, the people who
turn up and do. This last year
a lot of the work has devolved onto a few people so please think about coming to
some of our meetings or volunteering your services.
Our A.G.M. is on Tuesday 2nd October at 6.30 pm in
the Learning Resource Centre at the School. Please come along and find out about
the Association, what we do, why we do it and the fun we can have doing it. If
you cannot come to that meeting we usually meet each month on the first Tuesday
during School Term. Although there is "work" to be done at these
meetings we try and keep them reasonably light hearted and brief. Meetings
rarely last longer than an hour.
I believe that most of the key officers posts have
people willing to do the job for the coming year if the meeting wishes, so
please do not feel that you are likely to get roped into something you don't
want to do. We have in recent times let ourselves down a bit in the area of
event publicity. If anyone feels they might be able to help or advise us with
this area they will be more than welcome.
This term we have only one event but it is a major
event. You may have heard something about it from your child.
The Fashion Show will be on for the two evenings of
Thursday 15 h and
Friday 16th November. In due course there will be tickets available, but please
make a note of the dates now. Helpers both before and during the event will be
wanted not only directly with the show but also in the background. More details
again at the AGM.
Attached you will find details of our 300 Club for
which 1 believe we have a few vacancies. If you would like to join 1 am sure our
Hon. Treasurer Debbie Schuster would like to hear from you. This is a relatively
easy way to contribute to the school if you are short of time. Since our last
letter the 300 Club winners have been:
The Association is represented on its own website http://ballakermeen.tripod.com
and is also available as a link from the School site. The site contains various
items that may be of interest include 300 Club winning numbers, minutes of
meetings and details of forthcoming events.
I very much look forward to seeing you at our Annual
General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd October
at 6.30 pm
Ballakermeen High School Association