Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Fayre

Many thanks to all who helped at the Christmas Fayre on 4th December! There was a good number of stalls, with parents helping pupils to decorate baubles ready for the Christmas tree and decorate gingerbread trees ready to eat! Mrs Wapples sold some beautiful cushions, pyjama cases and Christmas decorations and Tracey Townend sold PartyLite candles, with Pam providing gorgeous bespoke jewellery. In addition, there was a visit from Santa and an opportunity to win luxury beauty and food hampers as well as a helicopter, jar of sweets and cuddly toys!

About £500 was raised from the fayre; photos to follow soon!

Sunday, 22 November 2015


The Bag2School Recycling Day raised £42, so many thanks to all who brought in items for that.

Please note that the Christmas Fayre has been re-scheduled and will now be on Friday 4th December from 3 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. Come along to peruse the stalls, join in different games and listen to the Juniors sing Christmas carols! Refreshments will be on sale.

To make this event its usual resounding success, we need YOUR help! Please send in hamper items and bottles for the Lucky Dip bottle stall and don't forget we need your home baking for the Bake 'n' Take stall.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Coming soon....

The Bag2School Recycling Day will be this coming Tuesday (17th November.) Bags have gone out this week, so please have a good clear through your clothes, shoes and bags and bring them into school at 9 a.m. to raise money for the school! Please note that we can't accept towels, bedding or curtains.

The Christmas Fayre will be on Friday 27th November, starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 4.30 p.m. There will be a variety of stalls selling items (craft items, cards, jewellery, candles, sweets etc.) at the Fayre and there will also be a range of home baking on sale as well as competitions, face painting and games for everyone as well as Santa’s Grotto to visit. The CafĂ© will be open and serving hot pulled pork sandwiches and refreshments.

As usual, we will be running Hamper competitions, so if you can contribute items for the food/beauty hamper or the bottle stall we would be most grateful. Please send these in as soon as possible. We need to know the value of the items being donated for the hampers, as the competition is to guess the overall value of each hamper.

We will also need home baking for the cake stall, so please bring in these items that morning.

Pupils from Y7 upwards can help with running the stalls, but permission must be given by parents as the Fayre doesn't end until 4.30 p.m.

Monday, 2 November 2015

What's happening...

Quite a few changes are happening with FHHS. At the recent AGM, a new committee was formed:

  • Chair           Jane Hen
  • Secretary    Mike Stead
  • Treasurer    Julie Stead
If you want to contact any of the committee or suggest new ideas, please contact Mike Stead at the school office (tel: 01226 211011)

The recent Bake 'n' Take was very successful and the next major event is the Christmas Fayre, which will be held on Friday 27th November from 3-4.30 p.m. Items for the food hamper and beauty hamper are required in school now, along with bottles for the 'Lucky Dip' stall.

If you would like to be involved in helping at the Christmas Fayre or just want to know more about FHHS, why not come along to the next planning meeting on Monday 9th November at 7.30 p.m. in school?

Thursday, 20 August 2015

New year ahead!

Schools in the UK operate on the principle that the new year starts in September... and so it's not long until the start of the new academic year 2015-2016. Today (20th August) has seen GCSE results published; that really is the end of the old academic year! In just a few weeks' time, pupils will be gathering for a fresh start!

Last year was busy from so many points of view. Of particular note was the way that pupils rallied round the Pupil Enterprise Scheme, raising £494.19 through their creative schemes. Over the summer, benches and other furniture for the outdoor play area have been purchased and we look forward to seeing them installed for the new year. 

Other highlights of last year included Bake 'n' Takes (where people's skill and ingenuity in creating amazing food leaves us in awe and profit), a Christmas Fayre, a spring ceilidh and Easter Egg tombola. We hope to see new ideas and new faces as we start afresh in September, so we hope many of you will come to the Annual General Meeting on Monday 21st September at 7.30 p.m. to plan for the year ahead.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Coming soon...!

We are about to start the final half-term of the 2014-2015 academic year and as always, it's hard to believe that another school year is almost over. During this year, we have been involved in numerous Bake 'n' Takes, a Christmas Fair, Bag2School recycling days and other ways of fund-raising including the really successful Pupil Enterprise Scheme. As always, however, we need new blood and new ideas if we are to find creative ways of fund-raising that really help the pupils at Hope House School.

If you have any ideas, please do come along to the next Planning meeting on Monday 15th June at 7.30 p.m. at school.

Our final Bake 'n' Take of the year will be on Monday 22nd June at 3 p.m. and as well as selling our usual delicious home baking provided by parents and friends of the school, we hope to sell strawberries and cream to celebrate the tennis season! We hope you'll be able to provide lots of lovely baking for this event.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dates for the diary

After an interesting planning meeting last night, we have some more 'dates for the diary'!

  1. Tuesday 12th May will be the Bag2School Recycling Day. Please bring all unwanted clothes, towels, bags, shoes and bedding to school by 9 a.m. that day.
  2. The next Bake 'n' Take will be on Monday 18th May at 3 p.m. Any help with home baking is always appreciated!
  3. The next FHHS Planning Meeting will be on Monday 15th June at 7:30 p.m. at school. Everyone is welcome and we are particularly keen to welcome parents of pupils who have recently started in school. 
  4. We are holding a 'Wimbledon Bake 'n' Take' on Monday 22nd June at 3 p.m. Home baking is needed for this and we are hoping to serve strawberries and cream as well!