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Our AGM takes place on Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 6.30pm, Arnold Hill Academy Sixth Form Centre.

Future meetings are scheduled for 

  • Tuesday 13th February 2018
  • Tuesday 24th April 2018
  • Tuesday 19th June 2018

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us if you have a query or want more information about the PTA.
A list of the main PTA commitee members and how to contact them can be found here.

Festive Market Saturday 25th November 2017

The winning tickets from the annual grand prize draw were:

 

Prize

Name

Ticket Number

1st

£300 cash

Donna O’Keefe

Grey 5082

2nd

43” LED Smart TV

Ray Allsebrook

Grey 2158

3rd

Echo Dot Speaker

John Wainwright

Green 2071

4th

Signed Nottingham Forest shirt

Hazel Watson

Grey 24

5th

24” Television

Neil Copland

Green 1456

6th

Nilifisk Vacuum Cleaner

Pam Bradley

Green 1451

7th

Wine tasting for 4 people

Heather Caine

Grey 1186

8th

Beauty and the Beast tickets

Jason Stevens

Pink 1509

9th

Nottingham Playhouse tickets

Bartram

Blue 200

10th

£50 fireworks voucher

Simon Ward

Grey 2082

11th

One hour Clarins facial at Complexions

J Cupit

Pink 2164

12th

Paul Mace Notts County Book

L Edwards

Green 1494

13th

Family Pass – Lost City Adventure Golf

Chris Wile

Pink 987

14th

30 minute massage at Hairven

Erin Athwal

Pink 2119

15th

Delta Force paintballing session

Rob Hurst

Pink 967

16th

Delta Force paintballing session

W Atkins

Grey 745

17th

Two LED USB table lights

Emma Coffey

Pink 2259

18th

Toboggan session at Snowdome

Mel Loyeau

Grey 1310

19th

Krupnik Liqueur

A Arnall

Bright Pink 133

20th

Chip shop tea for two at Daybrook Fish Bar

Ben Rodgers

Grey 1049

21st

£10 gift card for George’s Great British Kitchen

Andrew Sulley

Green 1758

22nd

Basket of fresh fruit

Sara Gilmartin

Bright green 3082

23rd

Teapot and tea cosy

R Broome

Yellow 801

24th

Pamper and prosecco evening voucher

Jayne Gilmartin

Bright green 4479

25th

Body shop hamper

Jessica Howells

Grey 3750

26th

Laura Ashley gift set

Amy Fox

Pink 2457

27th

ipad cover

Rob Sell

Grey 2188

28th

Cosmetic bags

Rebecca Morgan

Grey 1340

29th

Periodic table book

Denval Mckenzie

Green 2502

 

 

About the PTA

We are fortunate to have a PTA that has been an integral part of the school community for many years. Each year, the PTA works hard to support the Academy by hosting various fundraising events and initiatives. In its time the PTA has raised many thousands of pounds, which have been spent on equipment and resources to enhance school facilities and the students' education experience.

Membership of the association is available to all parents and carers of students on roll and staff in the Academy. All parent/carers automatically become members of our PTA when their child joins the Academy.

The PTA is looking for new members and helpers for school events, your support could really make a difference.

You are warmly invited to attend our next meeting to find out more about the work of the association. We would be delighted to see you, please confirm your attendance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind regards

Arnold Hill Academy PTA

Key Documents


Meetings

AGM

Our AGM is held every November and provides an opportunity for parent/carers to come along and hear in more detail about the work of the PTA, the events we run, the funds we have raised and how the money has been spent. It is also the occasion when we elect our new committee members.

Fundraising

The majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run such as fashion shows and pamper evenings.

We also support the following two websites:
www.thegivingmachine.co.uk – free donations every time you buy on line.
www.everyclick.com – whenever you search the web with everyclick you are raising money for the Academy.

Donations

We endeavour to spend our funds in ways that benefit all students across all areas of the Academy and curriculum.
Most recently we have donated £220 to the Chess Club for the purchase of chess clocks and sets to help the club as they progressed through a regional competition. We also made a contribution towards the purchase of seeds and plants for the Arnold Hill Flower Festival which takes place on Friday 24 June when we welcome children from Chernobyl as part of our Year 7 Project Based Learning.

We have helped the Drama department purchase a video camera, and our athletics team are now sporting new PTA supported vests whenever they compete!
Athletics Vests   

 

Last year we were pleased to assist our Science and Design and Technology departments with their purchases of a Lego Mindstorm Evo 3 and a 3D printer. We also allocated funding to the Music department to help with the equipment hire for the "We Will Rock You" performances. 

3D Printer

The PE department was the first to get funding in November 2014 for Sports Leader polo shirts which help students be recognised when helping younger students in the junior schools in the area and at the academy.


SportsLeaderPoloShirt1SportsLeaderPoloShirt2

 

Guide to distribution of PTA funds

Getting Involved

There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PTA. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis – just a few hours help at one of the events would be invaluable. There are also jobs that can be done from home if you can’t come into school – we are always looking for poster designers or people to prepare tickets for events. If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a committee member – we usually hold two meetings per term.

 

Craft and Food Fair 2016

Wow - What a Great Day!

On Saturday 20 November, the school’s new auditorium was transformed into a vibrant and bustling community space as the Arnold Hill Academy PTA held their annual Craft and Food Fair. Over 600 people came along to the event and with a diverse range of handcrafted goods on offer, from jewellery, cards and Christmas trees, to garden ornaments, clothing and craft items made by our students, there truly was something for everyone. 

Interest in the raffle was exceptionally high, and with some fantastic prizes on offer, thanks to some very generous donations from local businesses and community members, we sold almost as many tickets on the day as we had in previous weeks! A full list of our prizewinners is given below.

Planning the fair is no mean feat. As our biggest fundraiser of the year, a small group of dedicated school staff, parents and volunteers worked tirelessly both in the lead up to the event and on the day itself to ensure it was a great success. Initial feedback from attendees and stallholders has been incredibly positive and we’ve already received a request to book a stall for next year’s event!

Whether you baked a cake for us to sell, pounded the streets delivering flyers, donated a teddy for the tombola, supported our raffle, gave up your free time to move furniture to and from the classrooms both before and after the event, or simply came along to spend your pennies, the PTA would like to say a massive “Thank You”.

The grand total raised was a fantastic £4,740; all of which will be spent enhancing our students' educational experience.

Prizewinners

Raffle   
1st iPad Mini Kirsty Widdowson
2nd JVC 32" SMART TV B Nightingale
3rd Executive Box for 2 at the City Ground Kate Hearson-Ellis
4th Nilfisk Power Washer Alan McLaughlan
5th DeLonghi Coffee Machine E Lanfranchi
6th Delta Force Paintball Tickets Rebecca Morgain
7th Theatre Royal Panto Tickets Y Farnsworth
8th Snowdome Tobogganing Tickets Natasha Allsopp
9th £50 1st Galaxy Fireworks Charlotte Oswin
10th Lost City Adventure Golf Charlotte Whysall
11th Complexions Voucher Sheila Cope
12th National Ice Centre Voucher Sandra Hobson
13th Salon '33' Voucher £25 Elissa Mistretta
14th George's Great British Kitchen £20 gift card Frankie
15th White Post Farm - 2 child tickets Benson
16th Ralph Lauren Scarf Janet Wharmby
17th Glee Club Tickets R Sandell
18th Ram Inn - £10 voucher M Banbury
19th Wilko - £5 voucher Michael Henson
20th Food Hamper Tim Glenn
21st Bottle of Champagne Sara Gilmartin
22nd Bottle of Whiskey Terry Cook
23rd Box of Fox's Biscuits Mary Fox
24th Jungletastic Soft Play V Wooley
25th Ring Alison Fisher
26th Picture Frames and Album A Huntley
27th Bonington Cinema Tickets Dawn Orchard
28th Bottle of Wine Dr A Joseph
     
Guess the Name of the Teddy  
1st Natalie Jo Small
2nd Taffy Jo Middleton
3rd Abigail Simon Charles
     
Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake    
1st 3.5kgs Ashley Brown