We enjoy a strong partnership with parents of our students, particularly through the Home School Association, which is a very active, fund-raising group providing many useful ‘extras’ for the school every year. The MAHSA makes a significant contribution to the facilities, which we can offer to our students by organising a variety of social events, which bring parents, staff and students together. New members to the MAHSA are always welcome.
Who we are
The Matthew Arnold Parent-Teacher Association (Formerly HSA) is a group of parents and teachers who support the school by fundraising, organising events, giving support at school events etc.
The current fundraising for support for the new build is drawing to a close (but of course we keep our fundraising going for other school facilities and equipment etc!). We are delighted to announce that in total the MA PTA (HSA) donated £24,000 to the school. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very grateful for all the support we have had particularly over the last couple of years. It’s all gone a long way to supporting the school and its expansion.
At our AGM on 20th June we bid a fond farewell to Peter Marsh who has been our Treasurer for quite a number of years. He has kept all our fundraising and finances in check! Thank you Peter for all you have done for the HSA and the school. We officially welcomed our new Treasurer, Mrs Mary Hull. Also stepping up to a role on the Committee is Dr Paul Fisher as our new Secretary. Thank you to you both. However, we are still seeking a Chairperson. If you think you’d like to get involved, please do email the HSA at email@example.com for further information. In the meantime, our fundraising continues.....
So, we need your help......
How you can help
There are many ways to help us, you can:
By making regular donations via ParentPay (www.parentpay.com)
By donating raffle prizes for the Grand Raffle to be held at the end of the year
Online via easyfundraising – every time you shop at your favourite online retailers, they will donate to the PTA (easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/matthewarnoldschoolcumnor/)
Join us on the PTA – we hold regular meetings, sometimes in the pub!
Support the PTA by helping out at events – we always need extra man-power at various events throughout the year
Support us through sponsorship
We are looking for a number of companies who would be willing to sponsor the new building and its facilities – ask us for more details
We really need your help to make Matthew Arnold School the best it can be.
PTA – helping to invest in your child’s future