Welcome to the Southcott School Association (SSA), a fundraising group available for all parents and teachers of pupils at Southcott Lower School.
The Southcott School Association raises funds for the benefit of the children at Southcott and brings together children, staff and parents in a social and fun environment.
Your SSA needs you!
We raise around £7,000 each year for the benefit of the children (and parents by way of subsiding trips and events). Fundraising is organised by the SSA so the more members, the more help and the more money we can raise for the benefit for all our children! The SSA is run by a committee of parents and teachers volunteering their spare time
Some examples of our fundraising activities include Halloween Discos, the Christmas Fair on the first Saturday in December, a Summer Fair on the first Saturday in July, competitions, bingo nights, cake sales and various other fun events for children and parents.
Over the past few years we have used funds raised to pay for a wide range of things such as playground markings in Reception, the sound system in the hall, the pagoda in the lower playground, the sandpit in Nursery, the water fountain, sofas for the library, staging for the school hall and the outdoor staging. We also organise an annual theatre experience for the children, we either take the whole school out to a theatre to see a pantomime or invite a touring theatre company to perform in the school. It is always a lot of fun!
Surprisingly, we don’t have an initiation! There aren’t any criteria for becoming a member except that you have a child at Southcott Lower. All parents are automatically members of the SSA and are welcome to come to the meetings. We would love to have your help.
The meetings take place regularly in the school staffroom. We publish the dates and times of meetings on the noticeboard in the main playground. We try to vary the days so that more parents can join us and the meetings are always held in the evening. Whether you are new to the school or have been here some time, we are always grateful for new faces to help out and maybe even bring some fresh new ideas. If you are interested in getting involved and meeting new people please come along. If you are shy bring a friend – the more the merrier! We do need your help to make the events possible. If you want to be involved but can’t make the meetings, just let another member or class rep know you are interested in helping out – we would really love to have you involved.
The Giving Machine
The SSA support The Giving Machine. You can now generate free cash donations for Southcott every time you shop online. It will not cost you anything extra – the online shop pays the donation on your behalf. With over 250 families, we could raise a lot of money to support your children’s education.
There are more than 100 different shops at The Giving Machine including Amazon, Argos, eBay, Marks and Spencer, Play.com, Sainsbury….
Just go to www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk
JOIN as a shopper/giver
CHOOSE to support Southcott Lower School
REMEMBER to shop at The Giving Machine every time you buy online!
Contacting the SSA
There are a number of ways that you can contact us with any questions or ideas that you want to pass to the committee members. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, give your details to the office staff or place a note with your details in the brown box, next to the door in the school reception area.