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Ark Byron Primary Association
What is ABPA?
Ark Byron Primary Association (ABPA) has been established by the school's parents and carers to help create a thriving school community through social events and to raise funds for extracurricular activities, school trips and additional school resources.
Why and how do we fundraise?
Ark Byron is a state-funded school. All schools fundraise to supplement their budget for enrichment activities. Ark Byron staff aim to give our children an education rich in music, arts, sports and external visits which state funding does not always allow for.
We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year from bake sales, to quiz nights or raffles, for the children and for our wider school community. We are always open to ideas though, so please get in touch if you want to discuss any with us!
How can you get involved?
Firstly, all parents and carers are members of ABPA. There are many ways to be involved; coming along to our social and community events; baking a cake for one of our ‘bake offs’; organising an event; fundraising; or even becoming a member of the ABPA committee. All parents and carers are an active part of our community and we are really excited about you joining it.
What is the ABPA committee?
The committee is currently made up of class representatives from each class, as well as a chairperson, two secretaries and two treasurers.
We would also love further support in the other committee roles so please do let us know if you are interested in finding out more. We are also currently seeking a co-chair so please get in touch if this is of interest.
How can I find out more?
As an aim of the association is to foster a school community, we feel that it is really important that we establish a central channel of communications for all parents to learn about social events or community information. We have established an email: email@example.com from which we will send out email bulletins relating to the association and upcoming events.
We also have a Facebook group called "Ark Byron Academy Parents and Carers Message Board". If you have not yet joined this closed group and would like to, please drop us an email, or search for the group on Facebook and ask to be added.
WhatsApp groups are also in operation for each year group. Please speak to one of your class reps to be added. Please click for our whatsapp policy. ABPA WhatsApp Policy.doc
Key Dates in 2017 for your diaries
Autumn dates TBC
Co-chair Mox Sanjenbam
Co-secretary Aislinn Kelly
Co-secretary Emily Prideaux
Co-treasurer Josie Gayton
Co-treasurer Lucy Frith
Nightingales, Year 1 Andrea Lynch
Nightingales, Year 1 Michelle Page
Skylarks, Year 1 Nancy Wright
Skylarks, Year 1 Kat Villalba
Skylarks, Year 1 Amanda Hall
Swifts, Reception Aoife Goldie
Swifts, Reception Serena le Bargy
Swifts, Reception Caroline Young
Swallows, Reception Rebecca Parker
Swallows, Reception Emily Prideaux
Swallows Reception Milica Veselinovic Vuckovic