I'm Gail Ganney, a parent here and Chair of the Haileybury Parents Association (HPA) which is here for one simple reason, to make your tenure here as parents as enjoyable as possible.
I've been a parent at Haileybury for 13 years and currently have a daughter in Fifths. My oldest son and daughter, Matt and Michelle, spent happy years here, have graduated from Leeds and Nottingham respectively and are now gainfully employed. Richie, my third child, is in his first year at Bristol having achieved what he needed to read History and Charlotte, I'm sure, can't wait to sit her GCSEs in the summer of 2014!
Haileybury has been marvellous for my family and me and there are many opportunities to be involved through watching your child in sport, theatre and music performances, House functions and whole school functions.
The idea of the HPA is to work seamlessly with the school and to organise various functions, from formal balls to casual quiz nights - all with a view to parents socialising and making the most of their time here. You will be delighted to know that we are not interested in fundraising at all. Current parents will find a very small contribution to the HPA on your school invoice, which funds the activities. Where charges are made they are simply to cover the costs of the most extravagant events. We are purely interested in creating opportunities and environments for you to get as much from the school as you wish to.
Every house has a HPA rep, who you will have met - if you're not sure who yours is just check the list on the site (here shortly). Your rep will keep you fully informed of functions both within your own House and whole school functions.
Please check the HPA pages for forthcoming functions and don’t hesitate to contact any of us on the committee for any information that we, as fellow parents, can help you with.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our events!
Gail Ganney, Chair of the HPA 2013-14
Towards the end of each school holiday, sports kits, blazers, kilts and ties will re-surface from laundry baskets, dry cleaners and wardrobes everywhere in preparation for the start of term.
If your son or daughter has outgrown any of their uniform items, please consider donating it to the Second Hand Uniform 'shop' run by the HPA. All money raised goes to the Haileybury Youth Trust, truly a cause worth recycling for. It is also a simple way to buy an extra jumper, kilt, hoody or even blazer at relatively short notice.
There are plenty of items on the rails in different sizes. Please contact Mrs Caroline Watkinson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07891 105811