- Royal School Association
The Royal School Association enjoys a dual role; one is the management of the Old Girls’ associations and the other is perhaps the more visible to all parents, staff and current pupils - the fundraising and social side to the association.
Throughout the year the RSA committee organises various events where the aim is to forge social links amongst parents and raise funds for projects. Parents are given notice of dates and times via our weekly newsletter.
Events over the last few years have included a Fashion Show, the Revue, a Summer Ball, the Bonfire Party, Christmas Shopping in London, the Christmas Fayre, a Talent Competition and the Summer Hoe Down and Race Night.
Any monies raised at events are issued to the School for projects either small or major, to enhance the pupils’ time at The Royal. Over recent years the RSA has been able to donate funds to pay for the following major projects:
- The refurbishment of the Royal Jubilee Theatre at the Senior School. This facility greatly benefits the whole school and is used constantly by our music and drama departments for performances
- The installation of a media suite. This has given girls the opportunity to record in a state of the art media studio and has enabled the senior school to offer media based academic studies to A level
- Over half the funds required to refurbish the top floor of Hindhead Court at our Junior School. This opened up more areas to be used by our youngest children; the School also opened a creative arts studio in April 2010
- A significant contribution to the building of the Sports Hall viewing gallery which opened at the end of 2011
- Most recently we have been very proud to donate funds to refurbish the Recital Room and the QEII Lecture Theatre
All these are wonderful additions to the already superb facilities available to pupils in all parts of the School.
Every year the RSA holds a formal General Meeting, at which the Treasurer gives a report on the Association’s finances, the Chairman reports on the year’s events and the Committee members are appointed. Once the formalities are over there is ample opportunity to discuss RSA business informally over a glass of wine and light refreshments and to meet the Committee. All Parents, Governors and Staff, as members of the RSA, are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be held in September 2013.
For those parents who would like to be more involved with the RSA but may be concerned about the commitment which is required, please get in touch with Mrs Louise Gill (RSA Chairman) via either of the School Offices, in the first instance. All help, however small, is really appreciated and you do not need to be a Committee member to get involved.