Your Parents’ Association
The SLSA (St Laurence School Association) is the Parents’ Association at St Laurence School. It is a registered charity and is a member of the National Association of PTAs. It has a long history of significant fundraising for St Laurence School and some of our events are fixtures in the school calendar.
Everyone with a child at the school is automatically a member and will be warmly welcomed to our informal meetings each term in the school’s restaurant.
Our purpose is threefold; to raise funds for extra spending at the school; to arrange social events for parents and to discuss matters of importance to parents and feed this back to the school management team.
Our officers are: Chair, Vice-Chairs, Treasurer and Secretary (see below for contact details). We encourage other parents to take leading roles in the activities of the Association.
Our events include: the joint schools’ Firework extravaganza; Quiz night; Year 11 Fashion Show; Market and annual Street Party. We are always receptive to trying out new ideas for events, as well as attending community events.
This year we raised nearly £8,000 and spent around that figure on: the repairs and replacement of items that the SLSA had previously funded, dictionaries, projector bulbs, science sensors, laser cutting machine; providing new items, science flasks, example microscope slides, Netbooks (2), resources for dyslexic pupils, funding the visit of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, lighting stands and tiered seating safety rails. We are aiming to match the funding by students for picnic tables (Sixth Form) and mountaineering equipment.
SLSA meetings and events help build better relationships and understanding, not only between families and school, but between school and the greater community of Bradford on Avon.
If you are not able to spare time to help with events and fundraising, then you can still support the parents’ association when shopping! When online, go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and sign up, nominating St Laurence School Association as your charity, then go to this site to search for your shopping, we get a donation for every click through and every purchase that you make.
In Bradford on Avon, buy the Bradford Bridge affinity card and £6 from every card purchases goes to the SLSA. You get offers, linked purchase discounts and deals every month for a year from local businesses. Buy the card at Piha in town or via email@example.com and pay by PayPal.
You can also enquire about any aspect of the SLSA by telephoning the School Office on 01225 309500, or emailing SLSA@st-laurence.com
Dates for the Diary
Thursday 24th November
Tuesday 24th January
Tuesday 14th April
Tuesday 20th June
(all at 7.30-9pm, Canal Tavern, Frome Road, Bradford on Avon)
Saturday 5th November, 5:30pm at The Beehive Field, Bradford on Avon (fireworks start at 7:00pm)n