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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, Darryl deJager, Nikki Taranto, Michelle Morrison, Penny Wotherspoon, Kay McGonville, Sharon Kavanagh, Caroline Warner.

Class Reps:
Willow - Amanda Farrant (Parent/Carer)
Oak - Daryl de Jager (P/C), Nikki Taranto (P/C)
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 - Family Bingo Night

Our next PTA-led event will be a fantastic Family Bingo Night at the school on Saturday 11th May!

This event is open to pupils, parents/carers and family members. Refreshments will be provided on the night. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming PTA Events - Sports Day

Open to parents/carers and relatives, Sports Day at St Luke's is a fantastic day that brings everyone together.

Refreshments - provided primarily by the PTA - will be available and there will be plenty of activities for your children to take part in.

This year, Sports Day will take place on Monday 10th June.

Upcoming Fundraising Events - Inflatable 5k Run

Take part in a run like no other and raise money for our school!
We're looking for fundraisers to join the Collett team to tackle the fun the Inflatable 5k Run - the world's biggest inflatable obstacle run!
You don't have to be a regular runner to take part - if you're simply up for the challenge, then join us at Hertfordshire County Showground, St Albans on Saturday 22nd June.

Take a look at the event website via this link.

Upcoming PTA Events - Leavers' Prom

Our Leavers' Prom is a special occasion for both pupils and staff, and a fantastic way to give the perfect send-off for our hard-working and truly wonderful leavers.

This year, our Prom will take place on Friday 28th June, with the PTA liaising with senior staff leaders in organising the event.

Upcoming PTA Events - Transition Day & Summer BBQ

On Thursday 11th July, children will go to their new class whilst parent/carers are informed about our school calendar, uniform, trips, assessment and communication channels parents can use throughout the school year. Other information and support is also provided.

PTA members are invited to talk to new parents, share advice, socialise and help with refreshments. Members can also help new parents sign up to the PTA.

Once the school day has finished, there will be a Summer BBQ event afterwards. A great chance to meet other parents/carers and socialise!

Upcoming Fundraising Events - Family Camp Out

We're hosting a truly unique event to mark the federation of Collett and St Luke's!

The Family Camp Out will take place on Friday 19th July at St Luke's School and is open to pupils and parents/carers from both schools.

There will be activities and food throughout the evening, and families are welcome to pitch up and stay for the night!

Upcoming PTA Events - Quiz Night

The perfect way for new parents to meet current St Luke's parents!

This Quiz Night will be a great evening for all. Due to take place in September. More details TBC.

Upcoming PTA Events - Halloween Activities

Our annual Halloween Activities event always goes down a treat with our pupils!

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 1st 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.
PTA Events 2018/19
DATE
EVENT
September
Parents' Evening
23rd October
Spooky Stories
12th December
School Christmas Fair
17th January
Parents' Evening
1st May
Parents' Evening
11th May
Family Bingo
10th June
Sports Day
22nd June
Inflatable 5k Run
28th June
Prom
11th July
Transition Day
11th July
Summer BBQ
19th July
Family Camp Out
22nd March
Firewalk
PTA Events 2019/20
DATE
EVENT
September (TBC)
Quiz Night
October (TBC)
Halloween Activities
1st November
Online Auction
December (TBC)
Christmas Fayre & Nativity
December (TBC)
Christmas Disco
May (TBC)
Barn Dance
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