What we do
The Coloma Parents’ Association (CPA) raises funds for Coloma to purchase learning tools and equipment for the benefit of its pupils. At the same time, it provides parents with a fantastic opportunity to become involved in the life of the school, have fun and make new friends. As a parent of a Coloma pupil, you are automatically a member of the CPA. Over the last ten years, the CPA has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds for the school.
- Raise funds for Coloma
- Engage in activities which support Coloma
- Foster relationships between staff, parents and others associated with Coloma
The 400 Club is the CPA lottery. It costs £20 a year to join and there are four draws a year in which members can win £100, £50 or £25. The club currently has 188 members and more members are always needed.
400 Club organiser Jenny Vickers explained that the purpose of the 400 Club is to raise funds for the maintenance and repair of the school minibuses, which transport girls to a huge variety of events. A new minibus is currently required.
The main objective of the Coloma Parents’ Association is to raise funds for amenities and resources for Coloma pupils. We also work to develop good relationships between parents, the local community and the school. We engage in activities that support the school and, in doing so, help advance the education of its pupils.
Funds raised by the CPA have helped provide many items for the school, including: anatomy models for the Science department • a suite of laptops • a projector for the Hall • lacrosse goals • football equipment • the refurbishment of two grand pianos.
We have also contributed to major projects such as the new Design and Technology block and Coloma’s successful bid to acquire Specialist Music Status. None of this would be possible without the support of parents.
Our main method of raising funds is by holding a number of events each year, such as a summer fair, Christmas fair, a May Ball, a Family Night and a Quiz Night.
We are always in need volunteers to help make these events as successful as possible. If you would like to offer your services for any event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining the CPA
Joining the CPA is one of the best possible ways to get stuck into the life of the school, get to know new people and, most of all, have fun!
The CPA is run on a voluntary basis by parents. We are grateful to everyone who gives their time to help run the many fund-raising events we organise each year and, of course, the parents and families who attend the events. Just helping out for an hour or two once a year means less work for everyone.
Although no experience is necessary, we are particularly keen to hear from people with specific skills, especially in catering, accountancy, fund raising, administration and organisation, music and entertainment.
If you would like to get involved, please email us at email@example.com or alternatively download and complete a membership form below: