The St. Michael’s School Association (the SMSA) is an important part of the school community providing support for the school and extending a relationship among all those associated with the school.
The SMSA organises a wide variety of fundraising and social events, including Christmas Bazaars, Summer Fun Days, Summer and Winter Balls, Mothering Sunday Stalls, all of which have raised thousands of pounds for the School. St. Michael’s is a charitable trust and we rely on the dedication and support of the SMSA to raise additional funds which are invested into the school allowing us to provide new and innovative teaching tools and facilities, such as virtual reality goggles, a DT room for teaching cooking, toys and games during lunchtime breaks.
However, there is more to the SMSA than just fundraising; the SMSA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school.
Our Year representatives play an extremely important role. There is usually one representative per class who provides the link between the parents, SMSA and the school. The support from the Year representatives is also important when it comes to arranging our main events throughout the year by encouraging parent support to organise rotas of help. In our experience, we find that becoming involved with the SMSA’s activities in support of the school really helps to develop a sense of belonging.
A current list of the SMSA Committee members and class representatives is shown below.
|President||Mr James Mobbs|
|Vice President||Mrs Jane Attwell|
|Vice President||Mrs Kate Mansfield|
|Chair||Mrs Louise Phillips|
|Treasurer||Mrs Emma Cunningham|
|Staff Representative||Miss Leanne Saunders|
|Former Pupil||Mrs Antonia Morton|
|Former Parent||Vacant position|
|Nursery Representative||Mrs Tabitha Baker|
|Reception Representative|| Mrs Jayne Manley |
Mrs Eva Wong
|Year 1 Representative||Mrs Amanda Foy|
Mrs Lucy Appleby-Jones
|Year 2 Representative||Mrs Amie Cox |
Mrs Elisa Sofocli
|Year 3 Representative|| Mrs Kate Sansom Mrs Natalie Crotty|
Mrs Eleanor Bates
|Year 4 Representative|
|Year 5 Representative||Mrs Kellie Walter|
|Year 6 Representative||Mrs Rochelle Morris |
How to get involved
There are a number of ways you can get involved and support your child through the SMSA. Most importantly attending events, offering to help at or before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you cannot help on a regular basis, or even if you cannot come into school. There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare, such as wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets, putting sweets in bags etc. We really could not achieve what we do without the ‘behind the scenes’ help that we receive.
If you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a class representative or volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Louise Phillips.
Thank you for all your valuable support.