High Arcal School Parents Association

The High Arcal Parents Association (HAPA) exists to foster a feeling of ‘community’ amongst the parents, staff and students of The High Arcal School. The key aims of the High Arcal Parents Association is:

  • To represent the views and opinions of parents.
  • Help fundraise money for the school and invest in school facilities & resources.
  • Promote community cohesion both within the school and in the local community.

Voice of the Parent

The HAPA meet around 4-5 times a year and receive reports and presentation from the Headteacher and other members of staff from across the school.

The association is a friendly group of parents who are positively encouraged to be part of the partnership and where parent’s views and opinions are very much valued.

There are opportunities and events to attend ‘information evenings’ that have been hugely success whilst being very informative and thought provoking. Such information evenings have included:

  • Proposed Curriculum Changes – 2015-2016
  • E-Saftey awareness
  • How to help your child revise
  • Supporting your child with homework and exams

Fundraising & Social Events

The association have a proud tradition and track record of fundraising. Every year the High Arcal Parent’s Association raise on average £5000 – £6000. Their biggest fund raising event is the annual Summer Fayre. This involves the association working closely with form classes in year 7 – 9 and members of the local community.

The association also helps to organise social events throughout the year, whilst at the same time raising funds to benefit all students across the school. In the last few years, the HAPA have helped fund many different items requested by parents, staff and students. In the last two years the money raised has contributed to the following areas:

  • A new community room
  • Stage lighting and projector
  • PE kit for school clubs
  • Charity trip to Morocco
  • Radio microphones for use in the school productions
  • Instruments for the Music Department
  • A brazing hearth for the DT department
  • New backdrop for the stage

The Association also organise social events throughout the year, which are hugely popular and well attended by parents and families. Each year the parents association help organise and run the inter-house quiz night. This is very popular with students and over 300 students attended on average.

As a member of the Association you can also become involved with other school activities such as being a Tour Guide at Open Evening or helping during the school productions and music concerts.

Who can join?

All parents of students at the school are eligible to become members of the association by completing the membership form available below.

 

Message from the Chair

Picture1“For Potential Parents – you can find out a lot about a school by seeing what the Parents’ Association gets up to. We think our school is the best, and we also like to think that our Association is pretty good too! Feel free to attend one of our Meetings, fundraising or social events or information evening to get a flavour for what The High Arcal Parents Association is all about. Please Click Here if you would like a membership form.”

For more information on the Parents Association please contact Deputy Headteacher, Mr Dhami – sdhami@high-arcal.dudley.sch.uk