We are a parent-led group, which organises social events and fun activities for pupils, parents and staff throughout the year. Our aim is to foster the school’s sense of community and to raise funds to purchase those extra items and experiences which may not be a direct academic necessity but improve the learning environment and enrich the education of our children. In recent years this has included the provision of an outdoor classroom, the purchase of cameras for the News Team, and performances put on in the school by visiting theatre companies.
We run a variety of regular events including a Summer Fete, Christmas Bazaar, Summer Ball, discos, and refreshments at Sports Days; and we operate second-hand uniform shops for each phase of the school.
There are lots of ways to get involved – and we welcome whatever contribution you can make. You could donate an item for auction, arrange for your company to join us in a matched giving scheme, or simply bring your friends and family to our events and spend some money!
Better still, you could help us run an event. Perhaps you could serve teas for half an hour at Sports Day when your child isn’t in a race. Or you could help coordinate ticket sales for one of our discos. And, of course, you could also join our Committee. It’s a great way to stay close to the school and meet other parents, and it’s hugely rewarding to see the life of Colchester High School grow richer as a result.
If you want to know about our activities, keep an eye on the school newsletter, the notice board in the Lower School playground and the news section of the website. And if you want to get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
CHSA Dates for your diary 2016/17
|CHSA Meeting Dates:||All CHSA meetings start at 8.40am in the school Refrectory|
|Autumn term and AGM||30th September, 2016|
|Spring term||3rd February, 2017|
|Summer term||26th May, 2017|
|Macmillan Coffee Morning and AGM meeting||30th September, 2016|
|Christmas Bazaar||2nd December, 2016 from 3.30pm|
|Christmas Stall||7-9 December, 2016|
|Mother’s Day Stall||22-24 March, 2017|
|Father’s Day Stall||14-16 June, 2017|
|Sports Day Refreshments||13 June, 2017 (Junior)14 June, 2017 (Senior)16 June, 2017 (Prep)|
|Summer Fete11am to 2pm||TBC|
Second-hand Uniform Shop
The CHSA operates an on-line second-hand uniform shop that offers a range of good quality second hand uniform and sports wear as well as new waterproof winter coats and sunhats (for prep school only).
If you would like to order items please email CHSuniform@outlook.com. We will contact you to let you know if your items are in stock. Collection and payment is via the school Reception. We also welcome donations of good quality uniform via the school Reception.