Friends of Christ's College PTA
Friends of Christ's College PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
Welcome! Friends Of Christ's College (FCC) is the college “PTA”, a collection of parents and teachers who volunteer time to support the college financially and at school events.
FCC is an essential part of our college community working throughout the year raising vital funds for the benefit of all Christ's College students.
We are a social, friendly group who rely on volunteers. As a parent or carer you are automatically a member of the FCC – as are all members of school staff. We have a committee of about 12 closely involved with the management of funds, event planning and organisation and a further 40 on our list of volunteers. Any help our community can offer is very much appreciated.
Christ's College boasts an incredible array of talented parents and the FCC aim to draw on the skill and expertise of our community to support the school and enhance school life.
THE FCC TEAM
Chair – Nigel Stirzaker (Year 11 Parent)
Secretary – Sally Bhatt (Year 10 Parent), Kathryn Fox (Year 8 parent) & Jackie Turner (Year 8 Parent)
Treasurer – Sarah Hedger-Howe (Year 9 & 11 Parent)
Second-Hand Uniform Reps – Sandra Phillips (Year 10 Parent), Clare Kerr (Year 10 Parent), along with Sarah Hedger-Howe
Members – Sally Bhatt, Jackie Turner, Kathryn Fox, Emma Raggett (Year 7 parent) & Sophia Wyatt (Year 7 parent)
Staff Representatives – Stuart Kennedy (Assistant Principal), Zed Annan (Student Development Lead – Careers/Safeguarding)
FCC committee meet locally on a monthly basis to discuss our fundraising budgets, plan upcoming event support and liaise with students via our teachers who suggest where funds can be spent. We welcome any parents or carers who could offer specific skills to our team, from financial knowledge, admin and marketing experience, creative and practical skills, the most important skill we need is friendly volunteers who can make a good cup of tea and coffee at our events!
The FCC fund specific items that have often been requested by the students. These include equipment for the Food and Nutrition, Design Technology and Science departments. We provide much needed refreshments at events, such as parent consultations, sports tournaments and arts festivals. We arrange social events for parents and teachers such as parent consultation days, school production evenings and festivals. More recently we’ve even turned our hand to virtual events like an online Christmas draw!
Annually the FCC raises thousands of pounds for the college. Some of the items we have funded in the past year include:
- Kitchen equipment for Food and Nutrition - £272.58
- New DT tools - £499.60
- Girls Football Team Kit - £1090.68
- Easter Eggs - £177.39
- Boys Football Team Kit - £998.96
- Books - £199
- Cadburys chocolate advent calendars - £545.48
- Easter Sweet treats rewards for the whole school - £250
- Cricket Cages & Scoreboard - £4103.37
- 3 x BBC MICRO:Bit Coding kits for IT - £711.60
- 2 x Digital Cameras & SD cards for GCSE Photography - £680.98
FCC Meeting Dates
FCC Monthly Meeting
FCC AGM & Social Evening
Second Hand Uniform Sales
Christ's College second and uniform sales are hugely popular and a fabulous way for us all to save money along with helping our environment. Our second hand sales rely solely on uniform donations. Uniform collection bins are located in the school main reception and the Larch Building.
The second hand uniform sales are held at the front of the College entrance (outside). Any unwanted uniform items can always be dropped in the collection bins in the main and Larch Building reception areas or at our Secondhand Uniform Sales.
Dates for this years second hand uniform sales:
FCC Uniform Sale 3.15pm-4.15pm
|29-June 23||FCC Uniform Sale 10am-12pm|
|29-July 23||FCC Uniform Sale 10am-12pm|
|02-Sept-23||FCC Unifrom Sale 10am-12pm|
Friends of Christ's College PTA
To keep the school community updated with news and events we have our own Facebook page:
You could help raise money for the Friends of Christ’s College whilst shopping online.
Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for FCC.
Just start your online shopping first at Easyfundraising then shop as normal.
Easyfundraising gives a percentage of your online spend to the FCC for many retailers, including
Next, Amazon, Groupon, Ebay, Argos, M&S, Sainsburys, John Lewis, ASOS etc.
Shopping needs to start through Easyfundraising (website or App) and the donations are automatically paid.
To sign up click here:
Guildford Community Lottery
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This project in conjunction with Guildford Borough Council Community Lottery supports local initiatives and what’s even better someone in Surrey will win £25,000.
The draw is held every Saturday at 8pm. This is an incredible opportunity to help raise money for Friends of Christ’s College as 50p in every ticket sold comes back to FCC and we all know what that means, more investment and enrichment for every child at Christ's College!
Visit Guildford Community Lottery, Click here: and search for : Friends of Christ’s College.
FCC rely solely on parent volunteers for all our events. If you would like to join or committee or as a valued volunteer serving refreshments or helping at our second hand uniform sales please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook group