The Adams’ PTA is a committee comprising both parents and school staff. We aim to raise much needed funds for additional equipment and resources for students of the school. We do this through organising a wide variety of fundraising and social events through out the school year.
As a result of our fundraising efforts, we have been able to purchase a number of items for the school as well as contributing significantly to a recent school campaign for new facilities. Examples of some of our recent contributions can be seen at the bottom.
We have a new committee and Chair for 2018 and are always looking for new members and new officers. We have successfully transitioned from the AGSS and the new Adams’ PTA has been officially launched and continues the great fundraising work on behalf of all of the students at Haberdashers’ Adams.
If you would like to find out more about our work, please contact a member of the Adams’ PTA at email@example.com or join us at our next meeting.
How you can help?
There are lots of ways you can support the Adams’ PTA. Here are just a few:
- Attending our meetings
- Joining our 100 Club
- Helping at school events
- Supporting our fundraising events
- Donating unwanted Adams uniform
- Shopping on-line (www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/agss)
Staff wishing to make funding requests should contact a member of the SLT.
Details of events organised or attended by the Adams’ PTA (formerly known as the AGS Society) can be found below. For further information, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
House Athletics – Wednesday 18th July 2018. Every year the Adams' PTA serve refreshments at this event for the pupils and staff. If you would like to help with this event, please do contact us at email@example.com.
Annual General Meeting - October 2018 - date to be confirmed
Christmas Dinner and Dance - Saturday 8th December 2018 at Goldstone Hall
House Rugby Sevens - Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Summer Ball - June 2019 - date to be confirmed
Committee meetings are detailed in the weekly calendar received by all parents and are normally held on the second Tuesday of every month in term time at 7.15pm to 9pm in the comfortable setting of the Bridge Inn, High Street, Newport. All parents are welcome to join our meetings at any time.
The 100 Club is a monthly draw that provides cash prizes for three lucky winners. However, more importantly, the draw raises funds for school equipment and anyone wishing to support the school is welcome to become a member.
For a monthly subscription of £2 – paid by standing order – you can win cash prizes of typically £100, £50 and £25. Prizes are posted directly to winners and a list of winners is announced in the school newsletter and on the website.
In addition to making a large donation to the ‘Our Dreams – Your Future’ campaign, which improved the sixth form and music facilities in the school, money raised recently from the 100 Club has been used to purchase chemistry and photographic equipment, graphic calculators for the maths department, hockey goalkeeper kits, netball dresses and donations have been made towards the Young Enterprise Scheme, CCF and Marching Band equipment.
Thank you to everyone who currently subscribes to the Club. If you don’t subscribe or if you know anyone who may be interested in joining, please download an Application Form and either hand the form in at the School Office or post it to the school.
Please remember to let us know if you change your address to ensure we have up to date records to contact our winners!
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 2019 Prizewinners
1st: £100.00 Alison Birkinshaw
2nd: £50.00 Tracy Jackson-Baldwin
3rd: £25.00 James Sadler
July 2019 Prizewinners
1st: £100.00 Dr S. Rowe
2nd: £50.00 Lorna Dowde
3rd: £25.00 Nicola Boden
June 2019 Prizewinners
May 2019 Prizewinners
April 2019 Prizewinners
March 2019 Prizewinners:
1st: £100.00 Stephen Dargan
2nd: £50.00 Venkata Ramakrishna Pascupuleti
3rd: £25.00 Weizhuo Li
February 2019 Prizewinners:
January 2019 Prizewinners:
2nd £50.00 Patrick Norman
December 2018 Prizewinners:
November 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100.00 Jane Maeer
2nd £50.00 Gareth Vaughan
3rd £25.00 David Redwood
October 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100.00 Nicola Thomson
2nd £50.00 Raphael Hirsch
3rd £25.00 Judith Udale
September 2018 Prizewinners:
August 2018 Prizewinners:
July 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100 Louise Cowell
2nd £50.00 Dr. D. Gradwell
3rd £25.00 Keely Needham
June 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100 Dr R Chandrashekar
2nd £50.00 Marie Tindall
3rd £25.00 Prof L A Sinclair
May 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100 David Beyer
2nd £50.00 Daljit Sunner
3rd £25.00 Sudarsan Balasubramanzam
April 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100 Kuldip Boparon
2nd £50.00 Elizabeth Green
3rd £25.00 Suzanne Gupta
March 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100 Catherine Young
2nd £50.00 Kimberley Berrow
3rd £25.00 Anne-Marie Fewtrell
February 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100 David Rice
2nd £50.00 Richard Rose
3rd £25.00 A T Edwards
January 2018 Prizewinners:
1st £100.00 Mrs Jacqueline Jones
2nd £50.00 Ms Blandinah Kaddu
3rd £25.00 Mrs A Gillibrand
Second hand uniform shop
The Adams’ PTA (formerly known the AGS Society) runs a second-hand uniform shop which is now located within the on-site Uniform Shop. Items are priced to sell, for example: school blazers from £5.00; rugby boots from £2.50.
As well as uniform items we stock equipment and footwear used in the sports played at school, plain black shirts as worn at school musical events, and CCF-type footwear such as boots and parade shoes. Payment can be made by cash or cheque
The shop only stocks items that have been donated and is very grateful to receive clean items at any time. Donations can be left with the School Office or Matron.
For a small contribution we are also happy to display postcard-sized ads for unusual school-related items that parents wish to sell themselves (for example CCF kit or musical instruments).
We are happy to check if we have items you are seeking in stock before you journey in to collect them. If you would like to use this service please email your requirements to us (including sizes) at email@example.com and we will let you know if we have the items or not. Please note that we may take a few days to reply. We will happily reserve any items we do have for a couple of weeks until you (or your son/daughter) have the chance to collect them.
We also seek volunteers to help manage the stock, if you feel you could spare some time to help out, please do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adams’ PTA (formerly known as the AGS Society) organise a number of fundraising and social events to help achieve this aim and, thanks to the support of many, have raised an average of £15,000 a year over the last five years.
Below are a few examples of how we have been able to help the school.
Taiko Drums for Music
Funds raised by the AGS Society were recently used to purchase a set of Taiko drums for the music department. A number of students are learning to play the new drums and are already sounding good (albeit it rather loud!).
Within just four weeks of delivery, the students were able to give a display of drumming to Prince Edward when he visited the school to officially open the new Music Centre, Humanities Block and Sixth Form Centre. The idea to buy the drums actually came from Prince Edward himself when he saw a display in South Korea, and so he was delighted to be treated to a display at Adams’. The drums are certainly going to be seeing a lot of use in the forseeable future.
We were delighted to be able to help our junior boarders by funding the purchase of a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave for the new Year 10 supper room in Longford Hall. This is helping the boys to have more independence in readiness for senior boarding with them having responsibility for keeping the area clean and tidy.
Our matrons in junior boarding also requested funding for a new microwave, fridge , kettle and toaster for their newly reburshed sick bay. Thanks to the AGS Society they are now using the microwave for heat packs, the fridge for medicines and ice packs, and the kettle and toaster for making drinks and toast for boys who are recuperating. They are now also able to use this area for parents who need a private chat.
Biology, Geology and many more…
We have also been able to purchase some amazing new DNA Testing equipment for Biology students to use, school branded hooded tour tops for students who went on on the Australia music tour, new scales our our geology students and a brand new set of World Atlas books for our junior geography students. The school has also been able to introduce a House Bridge competition thanks to the new bidding boxes, cards and wallets we have been able to buy them.
Members of our school Bridge Club have been enjoying some brand new equipment thanks to the fundraising efforts of our Adams’ PTA. The new bidding boxes, cards and wallets are all being put to good use with lunchtime House Bridge competitions – thank you Adams’ PTA!
Other purchases include a projector and screen for the Sports Hall, curtains for all the drama and music performances, large wall mirrors for drama, some physics equipment, ICT devices, photographic equipment, chemistry equipment, language DVDs, football, netball and hockey kits and goalposts and much more.
‘Our Dreams, Your Future’ campaign
The AGS Society were delighted to be able to support the school’s recent appeal for a new Sixth Form Centre and new Music and Performing Arts Centre. As a result of all our fundraising efforts, we were able to donate a considerable amount of £50,000 to this wonderful campaign, through which the school delivered a wonderful new Music Centre with it’s amazing new Hamilton Hall, and a superb two-storey dedicated Sixth Form Centre which includes a lecture theatre, meeting rooms and its very own bistro area for the students to enjoy.