Friends of JSTA
The Friends of JSTA was established in the Autumn of 2015. The goal of the Friends is to bring together the whole JSTA community through a programme of activities and social events that appeal to all age groups including our fantastic dance Mums and Dads. The group is chaired by Helen Wilson, with Samantha Arnold as Vice Chair.
Kimberly Robson and Emma Dunn share the Secretarial role and Tara Petters is our Treasurer. Also a big thank you must go to all of the volunteers who attended the meetings and help to generate such wonderful enthusiasm.
Our Next Friends Event
Parents, Friends & Guardians Social Evening
Thursday 14th June
Come along for just a drink and/or food
Are you a new to the school.
The FoJSTA are there to make you feel welcome
The Friends of JSTA are keen to hear from any parents with ideas or experience they may have for fun and interesting events.
To contact Friends of JSTA click here firstname.lastname@example.org
A STUNNING TRIP TO SEE JESS KEABLE IN 42nd STREET
On Thursday 14th September a large group of JSTA parents, students and friends travelled up to London to see our very own Miss Jess perform in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Organised through the Friends of JSTA and coordinated by Sally Aldridge, over 50 of us were totally wowed by this spectacular show, with its outstanding performances, sets, music and costume.
A Big Big Thank You to Sally for organising the event, which will really be remembered as a highlight of the year for both young and old and we are sure will provide great inspiration for the students to be able to see Miss Jess performing in a world acclaimed show.
Friends of JSTA Family Fun Day
And what a fabulous Fun Day it was. Sunday 10th July was the Inauguaral Friends of JSTA Family Fun Day held at Pyrford Cricket Green. Over 120 JSTA Family and Friends attended on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Throughout the afternoon we were treated to live music by Bad Hair Day, plenty of fun on the Bouncy Castle and a action packed programme of races and games on the green.
The Sack Races provided endless moments of laughter and amusement as evidenced by Mr Ray’s very successful attempt. Watch out for the video!
Special thanks to Ian and Zac Pendry for setting up ‘Beat the Goalie’ with trophies presented to successful competitors – and there was no mention of Euro contenders!!!
Picnics were abundant, with added delicacies in the way of the ice-cream van and the ‘Pick & Mix’ Stall, providing everybody with lots of ‘dance and racing energy’. Thank you to Virginia for donating and coordinating the Pick and Mix and for all the girls who manned the stand on the day.
Complementing the whole afternoon was the ever popular raffle, with some wonderful prizes. Many thanks to Louise for coordinating the raffle and Lette and Sam for being the very persuasive ticket sales assistants on the day. Facepainting never goes amiss in the popularity stakes and provided fun and giggles for both those applying and being applied. Many thanks to Ellie for her input here and throughout the whole day, and to Miss Hayley and her apprentices!
We were extremely lucky to have had the support of the Pyrford Flower Show, who kindly allowed us use of their marquee and facilities. Thanks to Sally and Tara, who saw this opportunity and were able to facilitated it for us.
There were so many people who contributed to the success of the Family Fun Day. Committee Chairman, Jacqui Carey on behalf of all of the committee has extended enormous thanks to the whole
team and all the volunteers throughout the day. It was a complete team effort both before the event and on the day. Ticket Sales were coordinated by Sam Arnold and Ellie Allery and the games programme & equipment coordinated by Lisa Mitchell. All the behind-the-scenes organization, meetings and administration required for such an event is a big undertaking and it is a tribute to the dedication of the committee that because of this the day was and outstanding success and enjoyed by everybody.
We are all looking forward to next year’s Family Fun Day.