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PTA Events for 2017-18

Event Date
PTA Quiz Night Friday 16th March evening although actual start time tbc.
PTA Easter Fair Saturday 24th March 11am – 2pm
PTA School Spring Garden Tidy Afternoon Sunday 22nd April 2pm start.
PTA Auction of Promises Friday 22nd June 7.30pm for a 8pm start

In addition to the above we shall also be arranging:

  • A Federation stoolball match taking place in May – date TBC!
  • Individual class PTA sponsorship events in the spring term!
  • A PTA Hastings Half Marathon team for the Hastings half taking place on Sunday 18th March, 10.30am!

PTA Newsletter – Welcome 2018!

Dear all,

What can I say!  Terms 1 and 2 flew by and then before we knew it Christmas was over and now we’re steamrolling ahead into 2018.

Christmas is always a very busy time for both Blackboys School and its PTA so this is perhaps a good time to say a big thank you to everyone who assisted and contributed towards the Christmas Fayre.  As always we couldn’t do these events without your support so a big well done to everyone.  Once again it was a roaring success and we managed to raise a staggering £1,744.00.  We also ran our inaugural Xmas Wreath making evening which raised an additional £100.  Thanks go to Laura Beale (FernCottageFloristry) who put on a fantastic evening and well done to Natalie Owen who won best wreath and took home a bottle of wine for her efforts!

The fundraising doesn’t stop there of course and we have some keys dates for your diary.  Firstly, we have our annual Spring quiz which is set to take place on Friday 16th March.  This is another fantastic occasion during the school year and is always well attended.  The event takes place within the school itself and begins promptly at 8pm.  There is always a short interlude for participants to have their meal which is beautifully prepared as always by Mrs Withers and this comes inclusive in the ticket price.  More details will be provided closer to the time!

Our second event which is new to this year’s calendar is the Easter Fayre which will be held on Saturday 24th March.  We have several activities planned, such as a great big Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, an Easter cake bake off, and perhaps even a visit from the Easter bunny himself!?  We have already scheduled in a PTA meeting to discuss this further so if you have any ideas or would like to be involved then it would be great to see you there.  This is set to take place at the Highlands Pub, on Monday 22nd January at 7:45pm.

Other events include our annual Stool ball competition which is ran in conjunction with our friends at Framfield School (date TBC) and an Auction of Promises which is set to take place in the Summer!

Before I sign off I would like to say another big thank you to Mr Sullivan and his team at the school.  Despite the many changes that occurred over the Summer their support towards the PTA has been amazing as ever and if you’re keen to know where your contributions are going we have some exciting plans in place to improve Blackboys School even further.  Watch this space!

As always, if you wish to become a part of the PTA or merely support it through ideas and proposals then by all means drop either Jemma Hill or I an email at

Thanks again for all your support.

Blackboys PTA.