A great deal of the school’s success and social life can be attributed to the St Benedict’s Association (PTA). Thanks to their considerable efforts, staff, parents, pupils and sometimes the wider community, can enjoy a varied range of activities such as the Christmas Market, barbeques, auction of promises, barn dances, discos, race nights, 50/50 club, concerts and quizzes. These events are also a vital source of income for St Benedict’s School. Recent purchases and improvements made by the PTA include a new school minibus, refurbishment of pupil toilets, changing rooms and showers, landscaping the Science/ Technology quad and this school website.

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

The PTA’s latest gift to the school has had an amazing impact. The new school lockers, which were recently installed, have restored order to our busy thoroughfares and are particularly pleasing to the eye.

Thanks to you parents, the PTA have been able to invest £18,000 in this improvement. There is adequate provision for our growing school and the pupils can take a pride in their personal space.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

You can register for Gift Aid by downloading and completing this form.

Gift Aid Declaration Form

You can also register and use www.easyfundraising.org for your purchases on the web. It costs you nothing, but a few moments of your time to register. Click on this link or enter http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stbenedictscatholichighschool in your browser.

• Register – you only need an e mail address and a password that you make up. Six letters and two digits. You will only need to do this the first time.

• Select St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Alcester as your cash recipient.

• Each time you want to shop or even browse (browsing can earn cash too even when you don’t buy anything, using easy search), go to the easy fundraising site first then click on the search box for the retailer you want – John Lewis, Amazon, Tesco,(includes Tesco online food shopping) M&S,O2 etc. You are basically going through this site to reach the one you want. So in essence it is just an extra click.

• Each purchase nets a percentage which is then added to the school account. You can also check to see how much you have raised and will get a confirmation e mail. Some retailers give more than others – for example a music book purchase of £3.95 with the Musicroom, made 18p!