Welcome to the Parents’ Guild
Parents’ Guild is a voluntary organisation which aims to advance education of the students of WGHS by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school. We do this by organising a number of fun events throughout the year. All the money we raise provides additional resources and equipment that enrich the experience of students and which are not available from the school's budget.
As a parent/carer, you are a member of WGHS Parents’ Guild; we have removed the membership fee as we just want you to support us and help the school!
We keep parents informed by providing updates in the weekly WGHS school eBulletin.
To find out more, please click on the following links:
Get Involved - How you can help Parents’ Guild
Events we have planned
School Funding Requests - Approvals
PG Committee Information and Dates
If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you, please email: email@example.com
Get Involved - How you can help Parents’ Guild
There are many ways you can be more involved with Parents’ Guild activities; our goal is to support the school in enhancing the girls’ experience of their time at WGHS.
Here are some examples of how you can help:
Volunteering at school events e.g. looking after a stall, car-park marshalling etc
Fundraising – all ideas welcome!
Tell us about any special skills/knowledge you have e.g. baking, designing publicity, organising events etc.
Use your business or contacts to help us to raise or save money at school events
Make the most of your employer match funding schemes or look at their ‘Social Responsibility intentions’
Joining PG Committee and considering funding requests made by the school
Even if you are not able to commit much time to help in practical ways, there are lots of ways of supporting us including joining our Grand Draw (simple lottery for parents/carers of students) and attending school events your daughter may be involved with.
Events We Have Planned
Due to Covid-19, all events are currently postponed however details of events, activities and news are usually posted in the weekly school e-bulletin.
Normally, Parents Guild organise a number of fundraising/social events including:
• Punch and Carols evenings
• Bags 2 School collections
• Family Quiz Night
• Easter Raffle
• Bi-annual Summer Gala
• support at Parents’ Evenings (including selling Pre-Loved Uniform, refreshments and ordering CGP Books)
• Coffee and Cakes events for new Year 7 pupils which provide extra opportunities for the girls to meet others, enjoy themselves and make new friendships.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you can support us!
Parents Guild Grand Draw
WGHS Parents’ Guild operates a Grand Draw which is a simple lottery. The proceeds help fund the school library facilities including books, periodicals, newspapers, software programs and upgrades to essential computer software, plus various useful items that otherwise would not be affordable. The high academic achievement of WGHS pupils means that the library is always in need of resources including those which reflect the wide range of subjects taught at the school.
Parents/carers can enter the Grand Draw and buy any number of shares costing £12 each. For each share you purchase you will be given a number, these numbers are entered into a draw three times during the year, once per term. You have a much greater chance of winning a prize in our lottery than in The National Lottery and even if you don’t win, your money is going towards enriching your daughter’s school life!
There are six prizes in each draw, as follows:-
First Prize £250
Second Prize £150
Third Prize £100
Fourth Prize £75
Fifth Prize £50
Sixth Prize £25
This gives a total prize fund of £1950 which is won during each school year as we have three draws per academic year!
Please complete Grand Draw Share Membership Form (please link to Form here). You can buy as many Grand Draw numbers as you wish at £12 each but you have to be in it to win it!
It helps us enormously if you set up a standing order for your annual payment; once we receive your payment, you are then automatically included for the duration of your daughter’s time at the school.
Further to a suggestion from one of our parents, Parents’ Guild help you to save postage costs and raise funds for school by ordering CGP Books and revision resources in bulk. The following discounts are available to parents:
Order total over £30 – 10% discount
Order total over £50 – 20% discount
Order total over £100 – 35% discount
For more information about what resources are available, please visit CGP website (for parents): https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/info/customer-catalogue
Once you know which items you wish to purchase please complete and return the Order Form (Link to Form here), send details of your ‘payment made date’ to email@example.com and we will order the items for you and you will be helping to raise money for the school!
Pre-Loved School Uniform
From time to time we contact parents to send in school uniform items that their daughter no longer needs or uses or has grown out of.
Parent Guild volunteers then enable parents to purchase second hand uniform at a very affordable price at Parents Evenings or other school events.
Pre-loved uniform price list:
Blouse - £3
Jumper - £5
Skirt - £5
Lab Coat - £5
Apron - £3
PE Polo Top - £4
PE Long-sleeve Top – £5
PE Skort – £3
PE Trousers – £5
PE Team Hoodie - £5
Coat - £5
Trainers/Shoes/Boots - £3
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can check if we have a particular item or size in stock and we have loads of Lab Coats available!
School Funding Requests – Approvals
Over the years, Parents’ Guild has funded many valuable contributions to various school departments and many projects. Our largest contributions have included:
• £12,000 which paid for the Centenary Garden, our largest project to date!
• £7,000 towards a new sound system in the main School hall
• £7,000 to replace computers struggling with basic tasks on Windows 10
• £2,000 towards equipment for the new Fitness Suite in the PE department
• £2,000 towards a specialist piano for the Music department
Parents Guild Committee
At Parents’ Guild Annual General Meeting held on 15th October 2019, the following Officers and Committee Members were elected unopposed:
Chair – Sheila Gill
Vice Chairs Claire Evanson and Diana Hunt
Treasurer Cheryl Lloyd Goodwin
Secretary no nominations received so role will be filled on a rolling basis (Rav Sandhar joined Dec 2019)
Grand Draw Administrator Charan Dehal
Membership Secretary Judith Kendall
Committee Members: Sarah Swan, Joginder Nijjar, Wayne Whitehouse, Chris Robson and Claire Towler
Parents' Guild meetings take place twice per term - generally a Tuesday - term time only. All parents are welcome to attend, just bring your ideas and enthusiasm.
Next meeting and AGM: will probably be held remotely via Zoom – date/time to be confirmed