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21/06/24

Back on it with circuit training pic.twitter.com/CNTQt1S5JO

21/06/24

It's rather hot here so time for a pit stop ice lolly pic.twitter.com/l4rsIhUh7H

21/06/24

Alby is mastering freestyle football pic.twitter.com/Al2ZVj0hkp

21/06/24

Hockey time- dribbling and shooting skills pic.twitter.com/jczMoyIAXI

21/06/24

After hockey we have Drumba! Dancing and drumming together- this will be coming to HA I promise you! pic.twitter.com/Ggu056a32b

21/06/24

Year 4s turn at some freestyle pic.twitter.com/sWEk2ocb4D

21/06/24

Enjoying a huge variety of sports in one day. See if you spot the Sherif of St. Albans!! pic.twitter.com/PNDmgVYJyz

21/06/24

Team Jamaica posing with a world champ and his gold medal. Huge opportunity to learn how values of determination, resilience, courage and belief create the best version of yourself. pic.twitter.com/mjybJkx0F9

21/06/24

Learning how to tag- the world champ is quite fast on his legs! pic.twitter.com/g5ScQmsvEX

21/06/24

Team Elmer have been learning some skills with pic.twitter.com/y9BXU3WiHx

21/06/24

Learning karate with an ex world campion Jordan Thomas pic.twitter.com/XXHUIzlrpo

21/06/24

Here we are getting ready to go! pic.twitter.com/x4gmdVu8t1

21/06/24

This morning we have had a special assembly with who has showed us his incredible freestyle football tricks. He challenged some children to perform some of his tricks and then he set Mr Leung and Mr Gandhi to a head-to-head competition! pic.twitter.com/D8m2UsVloW

21/06/24

Thank you to these two officers for coming in and speaking to our Y6’s about staying safe online - very informative and necessary. pic.twitter.com/CGy1ibx083

21/06/24

Getting ready to start at the World Games event! We are representing Jamaica!! pic.twitter.com/7tLN5rQcmr

21/06/24

Team Dahl had a brilliant time with their cheerleading yesterday!#Cheerleading pic.twitter.com/desPddKZdn

21/06/24

Harpenden Academy were so lucky to be visited by the sensational Ash Randell (holder of multiple world records!) today to cap off a truly superb sports week!#PE pic.twitter.com/jzi7Mexo87

20/06/24

Cheerleading went down a treat for Team Shakespeare! pic.twitter.com/YxzZfy2PmO

20/06/24

Year 3 having a ball at cheerleading! pic.twitter.com/TNfx36ax2e

20/06/24

Ladybirds had a super first sports day yesterday. Our favourite event was the egg and spoon. If it were an Olympic sport, Ladybirds would all be getting gold🥇 pic.twitter.com/IhIEkUBbl3

20/06/24

We even managed some stunts! pic.twitter.com/AGR0Bm2TVH

20/06/24

We’ve got the moves! Elmer class are enjoying cheerleading today. pic.twitter.com/JbmGo9OqOy

20/06/24

Learning some new moves! pic.twitter.com/pizIgxMeRN

20/06/24

Elmer Class are warming up ready for their cheerleading session. pic.twitter.com/sPIWDHyZBf

20/06/24

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed sports day yesterday. Well done Amber team for winning. pic.twitter.com/7r55UBly8M

Friends of Harpenden Academy (PTA)

Friends of Harpenden Academy is our Parent Teacher Association. We are committed to supporting the school and wider community.

Together we raise on average more than £10,000 each year, from events and activities that we enjoy running and our school community enjoys attending. This money is spent on school infrastructure, materials, activities and equipment, all of which make a huge difference to the quality of the education experience our wonderful teachers can provide the children at our school.

We can’t do this without valuable support from the school community, and as a parent of Harpenden Academy, you are automatically a member of Friends.  So... welcome!

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FoHA Membership

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All parents and carers of Harpenden Academy students are automatically members of the Friends of Harpenden Academy (FOHA). So why not come along and get involved? It’s a great way to meet other families and we have lots fun!

Friends of Harpenden Academy (FoHA) is the PTA for Harpenden Academy. We are a registered charity and led by a group of committed parents who meet regularly to plan events and fundraising ideas for the school. Every parent and carer of a child at Harpenden Academy is already a member of FoHA—so why not pop along to our next meeting and see if you fancy getting more involved?!

2023-24 FOHA Core Committee

CHAIR

Ellie Ratliff

EVENT MANAGERS

EASTER EGG HUNT, Nicola McGeown

COMEDY NIGHT, Erin Curnow

TREASURER

Aubrey Caulfield

SUB-TREASURER

Ben Dickens

SECRETARY

Jackie Clode-Dickens

SUB-SECRETARY

Vacant

Becoming a class rep

Class reps help build a sense of community among the class parents and help provide the link between the parents and Friends of Harpenden Academy (FOHA) - our equivalent of a Parent Teacher Association). Like every parent, class reps are invited to the monthly FOHA meetings to gain a broader understanding of what the Friends do for the school.

With lots of busy parents – we recommend sharing the role with 1 or more parents.

The Role in a Nutshell

Organising Class Social Events for Parents

  • Class coffee mornings and parents’ evenings are always good fun and the most effective way of helping parents get to know each other and generating a good team spirit in your class

School Events

  • FOHA hold a variety of fundraising and social events throughout the school year. Class Reps are asked to encourage attendance and rally volunteers. For larger events (our Easter Egg Hunt and the post Sports Day Celebration) it works best if each class is allocated a stall/task and Class Reps are responsible for coordinating the preparation, rota and clearing up

Communication

  • Some of our existing class reps send out weekly announcements via Classlist reminding class parents of upcoming class events/deadlines etc. They will often manage requests from the teachers such as bringing in extras for junk modelling or a themed week at school

Teacher's Presents 

  • If your class decides it wants to give the Teacher and the Teaching Assistant a Christmas or end of year present, the Class Reps will organise this. Class Reps also generally coordinate a card or similar for the teachers with messages from the children at Christmas and the end of year

Next Year's Reps

  • Towards the end of the year, please find at least one lovely volunteer to rep for next year!

CLASS REPS

LADYBIRDS

Sarah Elderton & Felicity Gregg

ELMER

Emily Barnham

MOOMIN

Abbie Collin & Rebecca Clacken

POTTER

Emma Chateauneuf & Jamey Doe

MILNE

Gillian Griffiths & Sophie Acton

DAHL

Pierre Oliviere & Geraldine Archbold-Shore

SHAKESPEARE

Helen Camfield & Sarah Elderton

How we'll get in touch

Classlist at Harpenden Academy

Classlist is the way we share information from your Class reps and the Friends of Harpenden Academy. You can also use Classlist to communicate directly with other parents in your class: about school and non-school events. You can pay for school events online using Classlist and you can use it to organise parties or playdates.

Registering for Classlist

  • Visit classlist.com
  • Click ‘Join here’.  Enter our school name “Harpenden Academy” click continue
  • Enter your basic information (name, email and a password you select)
  • Your application will be sent to our school Classlist admin team for approval. This step makes sure only Harpenden Academy parents are on our Classlist site
  • When approved, you will be sent an email letting you know you’re ready to go
  • Once you have access to Classlist, you can (if you wish) add more personal information (like your address and a photo) to your profile
  • Don’t forget to add @classlist.com to your safe senders list
  • better still – add the Classlist app to your phone
  • Classlist is registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. This means it must meet obligations with regard to its data protection. Details are never passed to third parties
  • Free to users, Classlist makes its money selling advertising - we have experienced it to be minimal, relevant and non-intrusive

How you can get involved with Friends

Get Involved

Come to Meetings

All FoHA members are welcome to attend any of our meetings, even if you’re not a class representative or on the Committee. Don’t be shy! We meet roughly monthly, usually in the evening, and it’s always a relaxed occasion. Our meetings are social, welcoming and a great way to get to know your new school and other parents and carers.

Support Events

Many parents and carers have many commitments both in and out of the home and we appreciate how precious your time is. We make sure that when you do put your hand up to help, your contribution is enjoyable but never a chore. We usually need plenty of help both before and on the day to pull off events, so there is always something that can fit in with your schedule.

We realise that not everyone is able to give their time, so there are lots of other ways to show support. Please consider attending events and activities, making a fundraising purchase or donating items or money, all of which will contribute to the success of the events.sure that when you do put your hand up to help, your contribution is worthwhile and valuable. Most events for the coming year are already scheduled. We aim to be different and hold events you and your family will enjoy attending. But, we need plenty of help both before and on the day to pull them off.  You will be asked to help.

Be Your Class Rep

Harpenden Academy Class Reps are the link between teachers and parents and carers. They help build a sense of community amongst the school families. They are the teacher’s ‘go-to’ when information needs to be shared with all families in the class or when extra support is needed for things like school trips and activities.

We often have two or more reps from each class to help spread the responsibilities around, cover holidays, different drop off/pick up schedules and illnesses.

Volunteer in School

From time-to-time, the school asks for volunteers to help with activities taking place in school time with the children. Volunteering is incredibly valuable to the school and a fulfilling way to get involved.  You could volunteer for a regular slot (e.g. reading in class) or for special activities and school trips (great fun!).  Any volunteer who is likely to be in a 1-to-1 situation with a child needs a DBS check (criminal record check).  This is simple and free to do, but can take a few weeks for results to return - so please do get yours in advance so you are able to step up to join in!  Contact Kathryn Jackson in the school office to start the process.

Simple Ways to Help

Raise money for our school when shopping online. Simply choose “Friends of Harpenden Academy” as your charity on the below websites.

Easy fundraising  

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Earn 30% commission for school by entering AL54EN at checkout.

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Earn the school a commission each time you enter our code when purchasing the below brands.

Fundraising Priorities

We regularly meet with our Headteacher to discuss ways that FOHA can help fundraise for projects across the school.

Our fundraising priorities are:

  • Elmer class garden space renovation
  • Technology upgrades for the pupils
  • Much needed new books for the library

We aim to assist in completing these projects by holding various fundraising events, activities and initiatives throughout the year.

Thanks for all of your support!

The small print

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