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Our Parent and Staff Association has been in existence since Autumn 1996. It meets every half term.  In September 2010, the PSA acquired a chalet which became the hub for parents meetings, parent courses etc. The Membership of the PSA is made up of every parent and staff members of the school. Attendance usually comprises of the Chairperson, Secretary, PSA co-ordinator, at least one member of the Senior Leadership Team, a staff representative from each year group and many parents who bring ideas and suggestions to the agenda.

In the Autumn Term the PSA organises a Christmas Bazaar, in the Spring Term a Sponsored Event and in the Summer Term host an annual Community Event.

We have raised funds for special school equipment, Festival activities, our Woodland Venture, Oakington School’s Football Team kits, Drama Productions, Library computers and equipment, planting in our Peace Garden and special workshops during Black History Month and Carnival time.

In the past the Community Events have included International Evenings, O Factor Concerts and most recently a Summer Carnival and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee event. These are organised to encourage our local school and the wider Tokyngton community to celebrate our rich, diverse, cultural heritage.

We have also made links with local facilities such as our local library service; training eg. BACES; the Brent Dental Care Promoter; our own Traffic Controller, Mr Patel; local Child Centres, St Raphael’s Centre and Daniel’s Den and local Police.

2016 - 2017

March 

This March on Red Nose DayThe PSA sponsored a School Disco for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 . The children had an amazing time enjoying the bouncy castle,disco games food and drink!

 

 

 

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

Christmas Bazaar

Our amazing Christmas Bazaar took place in the Sport’s Hall on Tuesday 10th December.   A special thankyou goes to Mrs Claudia, our PSA chairperson, who sorted all the boxes and bags donated for the event and organised many of the games weeks before the event took place.

The site staff decided to change the layout of the bazaar this year putting Father Christmas’ grotto into the alcove of the hall. It took an extra day to organise with the sparkling lighting and decorations but it was truly worth while. Once Father Christmas and his little helpers were seated the spectacular corner was welcomed by all.

We had 2 bouncy castles which proved to be very popular and a terrific face painting stall. As always the fantastic food and fun toy stalls were the busiest. Amusing games, wonderful tattoos, an interesting book and DVD/CD stall and the tantalising elephant stall completed the list of amusements.

Everyone waited for Father Christmas to pull out their raffle ticket. It was great to see the happy faces of the winners.

Thank you to all the staff who contributed to the hamper gifts, everyone who donated items to sell and to those many families who took the time to support an evening of seasonal fun, food and wonder. The event was an impressive community spectacle.

Sponsored Event

This year the PSA organised our annual Sponsored Event with a Dickensian theme.

Every Year Group chose a physical activity based upon Victorian children’s games. eg. Some Year Groups chose hoop and skipping sponsorships.

The Nursery decided to hold a rope horse theme.

 

 

International pm

On Friday 23rd May the PSA hosted a grand International pm. The highlights of the fantastic event were the teeming tables of delicious International dishes which everyone could partake; and the delightful Scottish, Caribbean and African extravaganza.

2012- 2013

This year the parents met in their chalet at the beginning of October to commence the planning of the PSA events of the year.

Sponsored Event

This year Key Stage II children had a Sponsored Spell, Year 1 and 2 had a Sponsored Read and Foundation children planned a Sport’s Event to raise funds for the school.

With the support of our wonderful Oakington Manor staff our spectacular Sponsored Event finally raised £939.61.

Christmas Bazaar

Letters and posters were sent out to remind our community about this year’s Christmas Bazaar which was held in the Sport’s Hall on Tuesday 11th December from 4pm. Thank you to those parents and staff who joined in the preparations to make the event an evening of fun and entertainment!!

There were refreshments, stalls, games and the fantastic Father Christmas’ grotto which was visited by most of the younger children of the school. The face paint stall was one of the most popular with the tombola coming a close second. The toy stall provided amusement to the young. Donated cakes and food were an edible diversion. The hampers donated by the staff of the school were an impressive sight to behold and encouraged most people to stay to hear the results of the raffle competition at 5.30pm. The Sport’s Hall was packed with children, parents, grand parents and friends from the local community providing a welcome seasonal occasion of joy and happiness.

2011- 2012

Sponsored Event

In October the children took part in the amazing annual Sponsored Event.   This year the PSA wanted to raise £4000 towards the cost of the Olympic Day in Summer 2012. Each year group decided what sport activity they wanted to promote for their sponsorship from endurance runs, hopping, skipping to hurdling.The Event raised £1045. Thank you to staff and parents who contributed so generously to this outstanding event. 

 

Christmas Bazaar

This year’s cracking Christmas Bazaar took place in the larger Sport’s Hall on Tuesday 6th December.   Holding the exciting event in the larger hall this year proved to be a popular success. There were thrilling games, fancy face paints, two bouncy castles, a toy stall, an interesting white elephant stall, a bursting book stall, a fun music stall, a large area displaying the wonderful hampers and prizes for the Christmas raffle, not forgetting the amazing Santa’s grotto containing Father Christmas and his little friends. An area of welcoming tables where parents and children could sit and nibble was widely used by many families during the course of the evening. Prizes were given for the most amazing stars made by classes throughout the school. Everyone waited in anticipation for the raffle draw at the end of the day.

Thank you to the staff who contributed to the hamper gifts, everyone who donated items to sell and to those folk who stepped across the threshold to experience an evening of seasonal fun, food and entertainment. The event was a fabulous community sensation.

To come soon: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

On Friday 1st June 2012 the school are planning to hold an outside picnic to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth 11 reign. The children are planning to make beautiful red, white and blue party hats and will dress up in costumes for different decades of the Queen’s reign.

Autumn Term 2010

Our new chair is Mrs Ilham Hersi.

The PSA are so excited about getting their new building where our half termly meetings can be held. Last term the building was used to host Parent and Child learning groups, Computer Skills training, Hair weaving and Nail training, NVQ3 training, Basic Maths and Literacy Training and First Aid Training besides activities organised within the school.

In October the PSA organised a Cake Sale for the Pakistan Flood Disaster which raised £299.71.

Our Annual Christmas Bazaar took place on Tuesday 7th December from 4pm to 6pm. The 2 large halls were full to capacity with children, parents, staff and friends. There were many games and stalls to choose from – Chocolate Tombola, Toy Stall, Mehndi, Tattoo Stall, Facepaints, Book Stall, the White Elephant Stall, Football Tombola. The 10 Raffle prizes were exceptionally displayed on the stage. Not forgetting everyone’s favourite visit to see Father Christmas in the grotto!!!!

£1000 was raised to help our Woodland Project here in Oakington Manor Grounds.

In February 2011 the PSA held a Sponsored Event during Maths Week. Each Year group decided what Mathematical concepts they wanted to promote during the week. Nursery held a Sponsored Build using 3D shapes;

Reception a Sponsored Puzzle; Yr 1 ; Yr 2 ; Y3 -6 Sponsored Multiplications. We raised over £500 which will go towards the Summer Carnival Event.

We are looking forward to organising a Street Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in April and also our Summer Carnival on the 1st July.

The Summer Term has been very busy for the PSA.

We organised a street party to celebrate Prince William and Catherine Middleton wedding on Thursday 28th April . The whole of the front of the school was decked with colourful bunting and union jacks. We placed tables and chairs in many marquees for every child to be seated at the event. Mr Francis was responsible for the programme. Many of the teachers entertained the audience in song and dance. The PSA purchased the drinks and the food was kindly donated by all the parents. Quite a few dignitaries were there including the Mayor.

We hoped the Royal Wedding was as much fun!!!!

Then on Friday 1st July the magnificent Carnival took place. Mr Tim Davies had worked with the children on some of the silk screen printing in his workshop at the beginning of the half term. Then Mr Gilson taught Salsa to most of the Key Stage 2 children. Even the teachers were included in the dance routines at their Inset meeting. The children designed T-shirts, costumes, hats, shoulder and wrist decorations, masks and willow sculptures for the parade.

On the day a fish stiltwalker struted around the field leading the parade followed by each year group in their special coloured outfits. The rainbow effect was quite spectacular. After the parade everyone could either picnic or buy food from the marquees. This was followed by fruit punch, drinks and icecream.

Mr Francis was responsible for the exciting programme which included singing, Indian dancers, drummers and the steel pan band.

The evening ended with an awesome firework display.

Thank you to all who helped with the organiation and especially with the tidy up when everyone was tired.

Mags Griffiths

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