September 2021 – Michaelmas Term
We are delighted to be back in school in person and are looking forward to arranging some fantastic events to bring parents together within our community.
Our next whole school event is the very special Mistletoe and Lanterns dinner in December which follows directly on from the Carol Service in chapel. A wonderful way to start the Christmas celebrations and get into the festive spirit. Further details will be released very shortly.
In the meantime, your individual House representatives are working closely with the House Masters/Mistresses to arrange house events so that you are able to enjoy meeting fellow parents and making new acquaintances. Your HPA representatives are always open to new ideas and suggestions and will welcome any comments that you have in this regard.
Mistletoe and Lanterns Dinner: Sunday 5th December 2021- SOLD OUT
HPA Quiz Night: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Annual General Meeting, Sunday 10th October 2021
The Chair (Helen Rayfield) and Treasurer (Steph Parry) presented their respective reports for the year and the outgoing committee members were thanked for their time and valued input. New Chair (Wendy Hodges-Jackson), Secretary (Debs Hurd) and Treasurer (Fiona Ghosh) were voted onto the board for the coming year. Some new committee members were welcomed to the HPA.
HPA Bi Annual Ball, Saturday 25th September 2021
The much anticipated and many times postponed Parents Biennial Ball finally took place on Saturday 25th during the first Exeat weekend of Autumn 2021 term. The Dining Hall was transformed into an Ibizan beach club scene, tables were adorned with spectacular feather plumed decorations and lofty blue and white balloons enclosed the dining area. Catering offered us an extensive Spanish themed menu after which the white LED dance floor , an experienced DJ accompanied by a Sax player and drummer enticed parents to dance the night away.
This was our first in person HPA event of the year and Much fun was had by all.
Many thanks to the Catering & Events team, School Events team and Operations.
Annual Quiz, Thursday 25 February 2021 7.00 pm in Big School via Zoom
Each year, the HPA hosts a Quiz Night in the Spring Term. This year, for the first time, this was run via Zoom. We had a huge turn-out of over 200 people in 27 teams and as we were online, we were able to welcome overseas parents, which was great. The evening was a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The result was very close and decided by a tie-breaker! Congratulations to the Kipling Home Schooligans. Thank you to Sarah Webb for being such a wonderful Quizmaster. Thanks also to Katie Crossley for her help on the night and to Tess Cleverley for assisting us to organise.
Christmas Cocktails, Thursday 3 December 2020 via Zoom
This was our first ever virtual whole school event. We had over 200 people participating in a Cocktails masterclass with a professional mixologist. We then separated into House breakout rooms. Lots of fun was had by all and we had some great feedback from everyone that joined us. It was lovely to be able to include overseas parents who do not generally have the opportunity to join HPA events. We will certainly look to continue some virtual events in the future.