Ballakermeen High School Association
Charity Number: 336, registered in the Isle of Man, www.gov.im/charities.
The Ballakermeen High School Association (BHSA) is a friendly group of parents, school staff and members of our local community. We are a registered charity and work independently from the school to achieve the following goals:
- Support and enhance the school through the funding of resources and services not normally covered by the school budget.
- Provide a forum in which parents and carers can discuss the educational and pastoral provisions of the school with each other and members of staff.
Ultimately we want what is best for our children. The school is very experienced in providing educational and pastoral services for our children and welcomes parental support in ensuring that these provisions remain available and continue to improve. Our goal, put simply, is to work with the school to enhance provisions if and where possible and to strengthen our partnership by adding the voice of parents to those of students, teachers and support staff to create and sustain a centre of excellence.
A voice for parents
BHSA members meet regularly throughout the year. In the comfortable confines of the school library with a warm welcome guaranteed. Members are able to discuss school life, ask questions, provide feedback or simply sit back and listen. The Head Teacher and other members of staff are present to answer questions, seek suggestions or support the activities of the Association.
Supporting the school community
Ballakermeen already offers students an impressive range of resources and services, however, not everything can be covered by the school budget. The school has enjoyed the support of the BHSA through funding of a number of resources, which have included fitness equipment, magazine subscriptions, first aid teaching resources, starter equipment for new clubs, prizes for competitions and much, much more. Funds are raised from activities that we organise and run throughout the year such as the ever-popular Christmas tombola, the competitive Parents vs Teachers Quiz and the fast-moving Bingo charity nights to name a few.
An invitation to parents and carers
We need thinkers and we need do-ers to join us; we would love to meet you! The dates of our meetings are shown below, simply come along, say hello and get involved. Our meetings begin at 6.30pm in the school library. For those unfamiliar with the school please arrive at the main reception area and follow the direction signs.
- Tuesday 4th October 2022
- Tuesday 8th November 2022 - AGM
- Tuesday 17th January 2023
- Tuesday 7th March 2023
- May TBC
- July TBC
The 300 Club works a little bit like a lottery; for just £2 a month you are not only helping to raise funds for the BHSA but also have monthly chances to win prizes!This is a great way for busy parents to support the school.
If you would like to join please download and complete the application form below and return it to the school receptionist who will make sure it reaches us, alternatively you can email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.Once we have received your form we will contact you to let you know your unique 300 Club number. Winning numbers will be posted on our Facebook page each month and cheques dispatched by post to the winners!
Upcoming Events for Parents/Carers
Bingo & Buffet Afternoon
Sunday 2nd April, 3.00pm - 5.00pm at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino. Buffet will be served on arrival followed by 10 games of Bingo with option table games and raffle between rounds. Tickets are £20 per person and can be purchased from the school reception desk.
Teachers vs Parents Quiz Night
Friday 7th July, time TBC, at the Legion on Douglas Quay. Buffet served on arrival with option raffle. Final details of this event will follow soon.
Should you have any questions or queries about the Ballakermeen High School Association please feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com or via our Facebook page.