The Friends of JKS
The Friends of Junior King’s is our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). All parents are members automatically. You can get as involved as you like – everything from coming along to events, helping at events, becoming a Class Representative – or going the whole hog and joining the committee! If you are ever free on a Friday morning during term time, please come along to our coffee morning after drop off in the school dining hall. You’d be very welcome.
Who are the Friends?
All parents become Friends when their child starts at Junior King’s. There is no cost. The Friends are run by a committee of parents and teachers who give up their time to run events and try to make Junior King’s an even more friendly place.
What is The Friends about?
The first and biggest aim of The Friends is to help build our community here at Junior King’s. We want to welcome new families and help the parents settle in (we are all parents too and remember what it was like). We also want to create opportunities for parents to make friends and support each other. Our second aim is to raise money for charity and also for our school. Many of our events focus on charity fund raising. The charities we support change each year and, although parents on the Committee can put forward charities close to their heart, the final say goes to the children; the School Council vote on the charities. Each year, we support one local charity and one international charity.
Which charities are we helping in 2017 and 2018?
Last year we raised a whopping £21,700 for external charities through a number of fund raising events, most notably our Indian Summer Ball. This year we would like to divert our fund raising efforts to help the school directly and we are putting all our efforts into raising money to help the initiative to cover the outdoor swimming pool. There is still a shortfall in the funds and the school are keen to execute on this exciting plan as soon as possible.
In the past, we have paid for table tennis tables, paid for the nursery playground and also arranged the playground decorations at Pre Prep (things like hop scotch and a very exciting road to ride peddle cars around). Our biggest gift to the school was the amazing Tree House Adventure playground. Gifts like this can enhance the school for our own children but are also there for years and children to come.