Home School Association
The Greystones Home School Association is the link between home and school. It includes everybody. We want to help the school to give our children the best possible start in life. We do this by organising community events that are fun for the children, staff, parents and carers. Events range from cake stalls to fun runs, movie nights, discos to fairs, not forgetting quiz and race nights for the adults! The money we raise buys vital equipment and resources for the children of GPS.
Our fundraising has dramatically enhanced provisions in school. We have purchased audio and visual equipment, playground equipment, phonics books, musical instruments, iPads so a whole class can work with one each. This year we are fundraising to improve our playground, specifically an outdoor classroom area.
Look out for our regular updates in the weekly school newsletter and come along and support our events! We'd love to have more parents join our team - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our AGM is on Tuesday 13 October 7pm on Zoom, and is open to everyone. We’d love to see some new faces! Email us for the link.
Many Thanks from The HSA Committee
Liz, Anna, Ellie, Rachael, Lucy & Sofie
(Mums at Greystones Primary School)
How can you help?
This year, we're continuing to raise vital funds for school resources, and your donations will go straight to the school to support in giving our children the best learning experience possible. See below for a few ways you can help raise money for the HSA......
Make a donation
Click here to donate through our Virgin Money Giving site, every penny that you donate goes directly to the school via the HSA. Select 'Pay monthly' or a 'one-off donation' and specify the amount, follow the instructions, and you're done!
Please do leave us a message and your name. We are very grateful to everyone who helps to support the education of Greystones children.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the HSA every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.
Fundraise as you shop
Raise funds for the HSA when you shop online through easyfundraising.org.uk. It’s so simple to get going and there are no hidden catches or charges. All you have to do is:
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping and start raising funds
Corporate Match Funding
Does your employer run a corporate matching gift programme?
If so, this may be an easy way to increase the funding which the HSA is able to raise.
Matching gift programmes are offered by both large multi-national companies as well as smaller regional players in the UK. In general, companies with match programmes give £1 for every £1 that an employee gives to a variety of nonprofits. Annual limits as well as employee eligibility (full time vs. part time) vary based on each company’s individual guidelines.
Click here to download a list of those companies that we understand currently match gifts donated by their employees – however, this list is not definitive. If your employer is not listed, please contact your Human Resources department to find out if they operate a matching gift scheme. In most cases, the company will match your donation pound for pound up to a specific level; a handful of organisations even double-match.