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Parent and School Association (PSA)

About the PSA

Our Lady of Lourdes has a thriving Parent & School Association, with a community of parents passionate about being part of school life. The PSA is a charity ( 293175) and is run by a committee of volunteer parents, working with teachers.

Building a community

We organise a range of fun activities across the school year – we want to build a strong sense of community between parents, children and teachers. Regular events have included a Christmas Fayre with Santa’s grotto, a Halloween disco, an Easter egg hunt, a summer BBQ and movie nights. 

Fundraise

We aim to raise funds to support the school. In 2019/2020 we raised £13,756 even when some events were cancelled due to COVID-19. The  committee decides how the money is spent - in the past few years they have been proud to fund a new playground at the front of the school. We have also supported building and maintenance projects to upgrade the school learning environment. In 2020 a new ICT suite was installed. 

Getting involved

We welcome all parents and teachers to get involved with the PSA in whatever capacity – some help at or support events, some take on a particular task, others join the committee – it all helps. Parents often find they contribute in different ways over the years their children are in the school.

If you are interested in finding out more, just come along to one of the regular PSA meetings (now via zoom) – these are advertised in the school newsletter – or email [email protected]

The Committee

The Committee is selected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which usually happens at the beginning of the school year in September. This year it was held via Zoom. All parents are invited to come along to hear about the work of the PSA and the money raised.  

Current committee members: 

Chair: Zsofia Benczur-Papp

Vice-Chair: Donna Silva-De Sousa

Secretary: Lizzie Nkhoma

Treasurer: Kalpesh Limani

Marketing: Silviya Danailova

Thank you as always for your ongoing support!

Zsofia Benczur-Papp

Class reps

The PSA recruits a class representative for each year group, known as a class rep. The class rep keeps in touch with the committee and shares any relevant information with the parents (often through a WhatsApp group). The rep coordinates the parents of their class in supporting events – e.g. they may be allocated running Santa’s Grotto or running a stall.

 

 Links with local businesses

We work with local businesses and were pleased to have long-standing supporter estate agent Jeremy Leaf sponsor our Christmas fayre again last year. We also have dozens of businesses who donate prizes to our popular raffles. If you are a local business looking to raise your profile with families in Finchley, please kindly contact [email protected]

Thank you as always for your ongoing support!

Zsofia Benczur-Papp PSA Chair

[email protected]