The Downsend Parents’ Association (DPA) organises social events to encourage the involvement of families in the life of the school. Fundraising goes towards equipment and activities for the pupils of Downsend School. We support the school’s events by helping at concerts, drama productions, sporting events, Open Mornings and seasonal celebrations.
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DPA Funding So Far
Donations made to Downsend School were:
- Anniversary Pavilion
- Fort for Sandpit Playground
- Music Department
- Sports department
- Arts department
- STEAM DAY
- Christmas presents and Easter Eggs for the pupils
- Contribution to the Year 8 Leavers Book & Hoodies
- Contribution to the Leaver’s Disco
- School Sports Days
- Family Fun Day
Resources for the School included:
- Library Furniture
- Science Technology
- Netball Kit
- Video and still cameras
- History Project Resources
- Gardening Resources
- Curriculum Collapse & STEAM day
Friends of the DPA
In addition to the committee, the “Friends of the DPA” account for those who are willing to be called upon for help, but prefer not to be obliged to attend meetings. If you are interested in receiving periodic emails and perhaps helping out on one event a year, please contact Alex Dale.
Most classes have Class Reps who are a point of contact for their class to promote parent interaction and organise small social events so that the parents of the class can keep in touch. A current list of Class Reps can be downloaded here. They help the DPA promote events and recruit a class team of helpers for the Christmas Fair. If you are interested in being a rep, please contact Charlotte Staplehurst.
DPA Committee Members
|Co-Chair||Leanne Van Der Hoevenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lost Property Coordinator||Nicola Burgeremail@example.com|
|Uniform Shop Coordinator||Lynn Godwinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Classlist Coordinator||Charlotte Staplehurstemail@example.com|
|DPA Members||Nia Cummingsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Each class in the Lower School has a volunteer Class Rep, and the Upper School has Year Reps who are a point of contact for their class to promote parent interaction and organise small events such as coffee mornings and evening social events.
New Parents to Downsend School
If you are new to the school, or would like help in anyway, please contact us via the school; we have a pigeonhole in the school office or a post box under the stairs in the hall behind the Turret.
You can email email@example.com and we will reply as soon as possible.
Payments to the DPA
Lost property information can be downloaded here.