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  • Find information on our PTA, Friends of St Luke's
  • Upcoming Fundraising Events
  • A list of PTA Events throughout the academic year
  • And current Fundraising Projects.

About Us

Friends of St Luke's School (FoSLs) is a group of parents, carers and friends of the school wanting to work together to help improve the resources of the school, share experiences and support each other.

We're currently looking to raise funds for play and sensory equipment for the pupils of St Luke's.

Please let us know if you're interested in joining us or helping us to raise funds and awareness of St Luke's School. We'd be delighted to have you on board!

If you would like to know about why we have a 2012 Paralympic Torch at the school, please read this story on the St Albans Review website!

The Friends of St Luke's Charity Information

Charity Number: Friends of St Luke's 1106427

Chair: Julie Spicer
Vice Chair: Gillian Lawton

Trustees: Caroline Warner, Debbie Dorman, Penny Wotherspoon, Michelle Morrison, Claire Patane, Stefan Dodge

Secretary: Roz Girling
Treasurer: Sarah Lowther
Health & Safety Officer: TBA

PTA and PVC Members


Julie Spicer (Chair & Secretary), Roz Girling, Jacqui Roper (Staff rep), Debbie Dorman, Stefan Dodge, Tony Wolbrum, Sonam Relwani, Claire Patane, Steph Curtis, Michelle Morrison, Penny Wotherspoon, Kay McGonville, Sharon Kavanagh, Caroline Warner, Mary Ellis.

Class Reps:
Willow - Amanda Farrant (Parent/Carer)
Oak -
Finches - Caroline Warner (P/C)
Starlings -
Doves - Claire Patane (P/C), Stefan Dodge (P/C)
Lizards - Tony Wolbrum (P/C), Steph Curtis (P/C), Sharon Kavanagh (P/C)
Turtles - Debbie Dorman (P/C)
Parrots -
Foxes -
Owls - Michelle Morrison (P/C), Caroline Warner (Teaching Assistant)
Ver -
Heartwood - Roz Girling (P/C)
Dacorum - Julie Spicer (P/C), Sonam Relwani (P/C)
Alban - Penny Wotherspoon (P/C), Kay McGonville (Family Member)



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Coffee Cake and Catch Up

Be sure not to miss out on our Coffee, Cake and Catch Up sessions - see the diary for dates...

Upcoming PTA Events - Halloween Activities

Our annual Spooky Stories Evening always goes down a treat with our pupils! This year it will be held on Thursday 24th October from 6-7pm. Children and families welcome. There will be hot food, treat bags and lots of Spooky fun !

The PTA will help to organise and run this fantastic event, due to take place in October. Details TBC.

Upcoming Fundraising Events - Firewalk

Are you up to the challenge?

Walk on hot coals and raise money for our wonderful school!
Join us on Friday 18th October for a truly once in a lifetime experience - it's guaranteed to be a fantastic night.

To take part, you will need to pay a booking fee of £25 and commit to raising a further £100 in sponsorship. Refreshments and training will be provided.

Fore further details, please contact Rhea Dickman on rhea.dickman@stlukes.sch.uk or 01582 626727.

Upcoming Fundraising Events - Online Auction

This year, our Online Auction will split all funds raised between both schools in our federation!

Our generous supporters donate a fantastic range of items to be auctioned off on our very own auction website, which you can visit by clicking here. We receive everything from bungee jump experiences to restaurant meal vouchers - there's something for everyone, and just in time for Christmas!

Get bidding when the auction opens on Friday 8th November.

Upcoming PTA Events - Christmas Fayre & Nativity

Our Christmas Fayre & Nativity is one of the biggest events of the year for our pupils - a chance for them to run stalls, act in front of an audience and show off their school to their families.

Lots of hot drinks, hot food and fun activities - it's guaranteed to be a magical day!

Our PTA help to organise and run this event, which will take place in December.

Upcoming PTA Events - Christmas Disco

Our Christmas Disco is set to raise the roof! Our new silent disco equipment is going to be a hit with our pupils and staff. The PTA will help to organise, decorate and provide refreshments.

This event will take place in December. Details TBC.

Upcoming Fundraising Events - Barn Dance

The fundraising team will be hosting a Barn Dance to support both our schools!

This event will split funds raised between both Collett and St Luke's. We are aiming to host this event in May 2020.

Upcoming Fundraising Event - Inflatable 5k Run

Run for our school and raise money for all our pupils!

Held at the County Showgrounds near St Albans, the Inflatable 5k Run promises to be a fantastic event. In 2019, our runners had a great time!

More details TBA.
PTA Events 2019/20
DATE
EVENT
27th September
Quiz Night
October (TBC)
Halloween Activities
19th October
Firewalk
1st November
Online Auction
December (TBC)
Christmas Fayre & Nativity
December (TBC)
Christmas Disco
May (TBC)
Barn Dance
June (TBC)
Inflatable 5k Run
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Fundraising Projects

The following list details the projects that the fundraising team are currently working on for St Luke's School as of September 2018.

Create Appropriate Toilets for Pupils
Renovation of current toilets on premises.
Estimated cost: £250,000

Creation of Lower School Playground
Resurfacing, fencing, playground equipment, shelter areas etc.
Estimated cost: £30,000

Sports Hall Acoustic Improvements
Estimated cost: £2,000

Carparks
Displaced parking in the reclamation of the Lower School playground - new parking area on the front field. Additional parking on the opposite side to current parking.
Estimated cost: TBC

Building Lower School Classrooms
Three classrooms, one office, one toilet area, one sensory room, storage, entrance lobby.
Estimated cost: TBC

IT
New laptops for pupils and staff. New server. Additional licences and IT programmes.
Estimated cost: £22,000

Safeguarding Technology
Including walkie-talkies for every calssroom, lockdown alarms, blinds for lockdown procedures and fire alarm beacons.
Estimated cost: £20,000

Renovate School Hall
New projector on the back wall, plaster and paint for walls, new curtains for the stage, replacement of flooring.
Estimated cost: £15,000

Carpet Replacement
New vinyl wood effect flooring (antibacterial and cleanable) in 14 classrooms and hallways.
Estimated cost: £55,000

Library
Refit current room, new furniture, IT and books.
Estimated cost: TBC

Renovate Corridors
Estimated cost: TBC

New Lighting
Estimated cost: TBC

Front Entrance Creation
New sound-proofed meeting room, hot desking areas and new safeguarding gates and entry.
Estimated cost: £125,000

Renovation of Aviary and Quads
Estimated cost: £15,000

New Sensory Room
Estimated cost: £60,000